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Challenge@PoliTo by Firms - S. E. L. F. (Sustainable, Enjoyable and

01DHOPH

A.A. 2021/22

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Course structure
Teaching Hours
160
Lezioni 16
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Montagna Francesca
Challenge@PoliTo by Firms - S. E. L. F. (Sustainable, Enjoyable and Lovely Food) TOOLS
Professore Associato ING-IND/16 8 0 0 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
2021/22
Challenge@PoliTo_by Firms is an innovative teaching activity carried at the Politecnico di Torino. It is an integral part of PoliTo's strategy to promote innovative education and entrepreneurial culture. These activities are organized with external firms that provide a "challenge" coming from their real business. During the experience, 30 master students divided in teams, work, compete and develop their solutions. The Challenges are carried out as an experimental educational laboratory: the CLIK - Connection Lab & Innovation Kitchen, or similar space. During the challenge phase at the CLIK lab, students can experiment and practice what they have learned during their lectures in an informal and multidisciplinary environment that promotes the spirit of creativity and collaboration. Challenge@PoliTo_By Firms – “S.E.L.F. (Sustainable, Enjoyable and Lovely Food) Tools” The Covid emergency has made it necessary to rethink and reinvent the worktime lunchbreak by setting new long-lasting trends. A market research survey of 1200 students and workers, aged 18 to 55, shows that although 78% of students and 65% of workers bring their lunch from home, but only 50% of the respondents cook it. At the same time, the increasing focus on staff welfare is translating into the launch of wellness campaigns at the workplace. Sargomma is a small company with a solid know-how of rubber material that is socially committed to sustainability. Staff health is of greatest importance for Sargomma. The company has decided to explore the lunch box market to provide a valid alternative to the canteen and takeaway food. Sargomma is reflecting on possible new approaches to the lunchbreak and to the lunch box of the future. Students can take part in this challenge considering the possible characteristics of lunches in the future. The following functional and aesthetical issues should be taken into account: • the sustainability of materials and production processes; • a captivating and inspiring product design; • how easy it is to carry the lunch container; • ensuring optimal storage and preservation qualities; • how easy it is to clean the lunch container.
Challenge@PoliTo_by Firms is an innovative teaching activity carried at the Politecnico di Torino. It is an integral part of PoliTo's strategy to promote innovative education and entrepreneurial culture. These activities are organized with external firms that provide a "challenge" coming from their real business. During the experience, 30 master students divided in teams, work, compete and develop their solutions. The Challenges are carried out as an experimental educational laboratory: the CLIK - Connection Lab & Innovation Kitchen, or similar space. During the challenge phase at the CLIK lab, students can experiment and practice what they have learned during their lectures in an informal and multidisciplinary environment that promotes the spirit of creativity and collaboration. Challenge@PoliTo_By Firms – “S.E.L.F. (Sustainable, Enjoyable and Lovely Food) Tools” The Covid emergency has made it necessary to rethink and reinvent the worktime lunchbreak by setting new long-lasting trends. A market research survey of 1200 students and workers, aged 18 to 55, shows that although 78% of students and 65% of workers bring their lunch from home, but only 50% of the respondents cook it. At the same time, the increasing focus on staff welfare is translating into the launch of wellness campaigns at the workplace. Sargomma is a small company with a solid know-how of rubber material that is socially committed to sustainability. Staff health is of greatest importance for Sargomma. The company has decided to explore the lunch box market to provide a valid alternative to the canteen and takeaway food. Sargomma is reflecting on possible new approaches to the lunchbreak and to the lunch box of the future. Students can take part in this challenge considering the possible characteristics of lunches in the future. The following functional and aesthetical issues should be taken into account: • the sustainability of materials and production processes; • a captivating and inspiring product design; • how easy it is to carry the lunch container; • ensuring optimal storage and preservation qualities; • how easy it is to clean the lunch container.
The main goal is to involve students in learning initiatives capable of bridging the gap between the theory taught by the University and the skills required to work in a team by companies. Multidisciplinary Teams: Collaborate in a complex and multidisciplinary context. Information research: Retrieval, Data collection and Utilization of information to support teamwork activities. Hard Skills: Put into practice what they have learnt during their lectures in order to resolve a real problem coming from partner firms. Soft Skills: Teamwork under conditions close to the ones of a real business environment, self-assessment and work organization. At the end of this activity, students will be readier to work in a multidisciplinary team, a skill required by companies. They will be able to analyze industrial problems having a more comprehensive view of technical and market issues.
The main goal is to involve students in learning initiatives capable of bridging the gap between the theory taught by the University and the skills required to work in a team by companies. Multidisciplinary Teams: Collaborate in a complex and multidisciplinary context. Information research: Retrieval, Data collection and Utilization of information to support teamwork activities. Hard Skills: Put into practice what they have learnt during their lectures in order to resolve a real problem coming from partner firms. Soft Skills: Teamwork under conditions close to the ones of a real business environment, self-assessment and work organization. At the end of this activity, students will be readier to work in a multidisciplinary team, a skill required by companies. They will be able to analyze industrial problems having a more comprehensive view of technical and market issues.
The Challenge is open to master students of Politecnico di Torino. No specific competence are required to participate. To apply on this activity, students have to upload: ● Cover Letter in English: self-presentation and expression of interest in the challenge; ● Curriculum Vitae. The selection of the students will be based on Cover Letter, CV and multidisciplinarity required by the Challenge. The Challenge contents will be provided in English.
The Challenge is open to master students of Politecnico di Torino. No specific competence are required to participate. To apply on this activity, students have to upload: ● Cover Letter in English: self-presentation and expression of interest in the challenge; ● Curriculum Vitae. The selection of the students will be based on Cover Letter, CV and multidisciplinarity required by the Challenge. The Challenge contents will be provided in English.
The Challenges last 14 weeks; they start on the 28th September 2021 and end on the 25th January 2022. During this specific Challenge, the students have to work in multidisciplinary teams supported by a group of tutors, coming from PoliTo and partner Firm, with complementary backgrounds and competencies, under the lead of professor Roberta Bongiovanni and professor Francesca Montagna. Every team will self-organize its own working time and methodology. But, it will have to spend about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, similar space or in remote (clarifications will be provided), in addition to the joint alignment meetings (specified subsequently). During next academic year (21/22), according to the Rector guideline, Politecnico is going to deliver in-person classes in line with the national vaccine campaign that should allow a serene and flexible return to our classrooms. However, in order to guarantee the sustainability of a safe teaching reorganization, a limited amount of activities may be held remotely. For instance: ● Weekly meetings team-mentor (1,5h/week): they could be provided remotely if there are not specific needs to meet in person. ● Alignment meetings: they will be provided in person, but they can also be provided online for students under specific conditions and expressly authorized. In the event of travel limitations imposed by the government, international students will have the opportunity to attend online-live classes.
The Challenges last 14 weeks; they start on the 28th September 2021 and end on the 25th January 2022. During this specific Challenge, the students have to work in multidisciplinary teams supported by a group of tutors, coming from PoliTo and partner Firm, with complementary backgrounds and competencies, under the lead of professor Roberta Bongiovanni and professor Francesca Montagna. Every team will self-organize its own working time and methodology. But, it will have to spend about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, similar space or in remote (clarifications will be provided), in addition to the joint alignment meetings (specified subsequently). During next academic year (21/22), according to the Rector guideline, Politecnico is going to deliver in-person classes in line with the national vaccine campaign that should allow a serene and flexible return to our classrooms. However, in order to guarantee the sustainability of a safe teaching reorganization, a limited amount of activities may be held remotely. For instance: ● Weekly meetings team-mentor (1,5h/week): they could be provided remotely if there are not specific needs to meet in person. ● Alignment meetings: they will be provided in person, but they can also be provided online for students under specific conditions and expressly authorized. In the event of travel limitations imposed by the government, international students will have the opportunity to attend online-live classes.
The event will take place at the Lab CLIK (Connection Lab and Innovation Kitchen) located in the central building of the Politecnico di Torino (Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24), in a similar space or in a remote mode, according to the following schedule: ● Kick-Off & Team Formation: the partner company and tutors will hold a session on the Challenge's issues. There will be the Team Formation and Team Building phases to the establishment of multidisciplinary teams. Joint meeting of 2 days. ● Problem Analysis and Idea Creation: two weeks in which the teams will analyze the problem in detail. A team of mentors will support the teams through weekly meetings. ● Idea Presentation – 1st Work Progress: each team will present (by a pitch) the problem and the proposed solution. Joint meeting of half-day. ● Prototyping and Development: teams will gathered at CLIK (or similar space or remote mode) weekly to meet mentors who will support the project's development. 11 weeks of teamwork. ● Two Mid-Check Presentations – 2nd and 3rd Work Progress: two half-day meetings on work progress during the Prototyping and Development phase. ● Final Presentation: the teams will present their projects through the pitch of the idea. Joint meeting of half-day at the end of the 14th week. During the Challenge, other educational contents (workshops) useful for developing the team ideas and personal culture will be given (i.e. Business Plan creation, Social Impact, Communication & Pitch Learning, etc.) The dates will be defined during the next months. Every team will self-organize its own working timeframe and methodology, but, it will have to spend at least about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, similar space or in remote meetings, in addition to the joint alignment meetings (clarifications will be subsequently specified). The Teams, during the Challenge, have to hand in the following deliverables: • Three ppts Work Progress: pitches to explain achieved outcomes and next steps of the project, during work progress meetings; • One monthly Report: a monthly report to describe achieved outcomes and next steps; • One ppt Final Presentation: final pitch, during the final presentation, to present the whole work; • One Final Report: final report about whole work. PoliTo will provide a standard form. The aforementioned structure is an overall example; it could be modified during the Challenge as needed.
The event will take place at the Lab CLIK (Connection Lab and Innovation Kitchen) located in the central building of the Politecnico di Torino (Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24), in a similar space or in a remote mode, according to the following schedule: ● Kick-Off & Team Formation: the partner company and tutors will hold a session on the Challenge's issues. There will be the Team Formation and Team Building phases to the establishment of multidisciplinary teams. Joint meeting of 2 days. ● Problem Analysis and Idea Creation: two weeks in which the teams will analyze the problem in detail. A team of mentors will support the teams through weekly meetings. ● Idea Presentation – 1st Work Progress: each team will present (by a pitch) the problem and the proposed solution. Joint meeting of half-day. ● Prototyping and Development: teams will gathered at CLIK (or similar space or remote mode) weekly to meet mentors who will support the project's development. 11 weeks of teamwork. ● Two Mid-Check Presentations – 2nd and 3rd Work Progress: two half-day meetings on work progress during the Prototyping and Development phase. ● Final Presentation: the teams will present their projects through the pitch of the idea. Joint meeting of half-day at the end of the 14th week. During the Challenge, other educational contents (workshops) useful for developing the team ideas and personal culture will be given (i.e. Business Plan creation, Social Impact, Communication & Pitch Learning, etc.) The dates will be defined during the next months. Every team will self-organize its own working timeframe and methodology, but, it will have to spend at least about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, similar space or in remote meetings, in addition to the joint alignment meetings (clarifications will be subsequently specified). The Teams, during the Challenge, have to hand in the following deliverables: • Three ppts Work Progress: pitches to explain achieved outcomes and next steps of the project, during work progress meetings; • One monthly Report: a monthly report to describe achieved outcomes and next steps; • One ppt Final Presentation: final pitch, during the final presentation, to present the whole work; • One Final Report: final report about whole work. PoliTo will provide a standard form. The aforementioned structure is an overall example; it could be modified during the Challenge as needed.
Modalità di esame: Accertamento (esame senza voto);
Exam: Check;
The Challenge is open to master students of Politecnico di Torino. Each student can apply individually. The CFUs, curricular as well as extra credits, will be awarded at the end of the Challenge and only if the student will have passed the course. The verification procedure is based on: • The Development of the project on an evaluation grid; • Quality of the presentation during the joint meetings; • Reports (monthly and final); • Self-evaluation of team members. This activity does not have a grade, only passed/not passed.
Modalità di esame: Accertamento (esame senza voto);
Exam: Check;
The Challenge is open to master students of Politecnico di Torino. Each student can apply individually. The CFUs, curricular as well as extra credits, will be awarded at the end of the Challenge and only if the student will have passed the course. The verification procedure is based on: • The Development of the project on an evaluation grid; • Quality of the presentation during the joint meetings; • Reports (monthly and final); • Self-evaluation of team members. This activity does not have a grade, only passed/not passed.
Modalità di esame: Accertamento (esame senza voto);
Exam: Check;
The Challenge is open to master students of Politecnico di Torino. Each student can apply individually. The CFUs, curricular as well as extra credits, will be awarded at the end of the Challenge and only if the student will have passed the course. The verification procedure is based on: • The Development of the project on an evaluation grid; • Quality of the presentation during the joint meetings; • Reports (monthly and final); • Self-evaluation of team members. This activity does not have a grade, only passed/not passed.
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