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Challenge@PoliTo by Students - Silver Economy

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A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Gestionale (Engineering And Management) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Communications And Computer Networks Engineering (Ingegneria Telematica E Delle Comunicazioni) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ict For Smart Societies (Ict Per La Societa' Del Futuro) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Automotive Engineering (Ingegneria Dell'Autoveicolo) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Aerospaziale - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Della Produzione Industriale E Dell'Innovazione Tecnologica - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Biomedica - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Chimica E Dei Processi Sostenibili - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Civile - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Dei Materiali - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Edile - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Elettrica - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Meccanica - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Per L'Ambiente E Il Territorio - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Matematica - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Georesources And Geoenergy Engineering - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Elettronica (Electronic Engineering) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Informatica (Computer Engineering) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Del Cinema E Dei Mezzi Di Comunicazione - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Nanotechnologies For Icts (Nanotecnologie Per Le Ict) - Torino/Grenoble/Losanna
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Physics Of Complex Systems (Fisica Dei Sistemi Complessi) - Torino/Trieste/Parigi
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Gestionale - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Design Sistemico - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Costruzione Citta' - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Per La Sostenibilita' - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Pianificazione Territoriale, Urbanistica E Paesaggistico-Ambientale - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Meccanica (Mechanical Engineering) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Mechatronic Engineering (Ingegneria Meccatronica) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Data Science And Engineering - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Digital Skills For Sustainable Societal Transitions - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Per Il Patrimonio - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Dei Materiali Per L'Industria 4.0 - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
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2022/23
Challenge@Polito_by Students is an innovative teaching activity carried out at the Politecnico di Torino. It is an integral part of the PoliTo’s strategy to promote innovative education and entrepreneurial culture among the students. The goal of these challenges is to involve students in learning initiatives capable of approaching them in the entrepreneurial world. The activities promote the early-stage ideas coming by students and give them the principles basic to develop their business projects. The process: the PoliTo selects a macro topic, up to 30 master’s students are divided into multidisciplinary teams and work, compete and develop their own solutions. The Challenges are carried out in an experimental educational laboratory: the CLIK - Connection Lab & Innovation Kitchen, or a 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 Students – Silver Economy: A new business opportunity The Topic In Europe, the percentage of people over 65 will rise from 29.6% in 2016 to 51.2% in 2070. This demographic change will lead to an evolution in people's behaviour and consumption: the improvement in the quality standard of life has in fact given rise to a segment of the population that is no longer working but has a strong economic power. In this scenario is growing a new business opportunity the Silver Economy: a focus on the specific needs of population over 65 years old. The Silver Economy does not associate ageing with higher social costs but rather with an opportunity for the creation of new businesses that can respond to growing needs linked not only to health, but also to leisure, new forms of work, as well as the development technologies and services designed specifically for elderly people staying at home. The Silver Economy is therefore targeting the most heterogeneous segment of the population as it brings together the young elderly, the elderly, the very elderly and the over-centenarian, and contributes to responding to a rich, growing market with concrete prospects. The Challenge The Silver Economy is an economy that does not affect just a few sectors, but instead involves many industries of goods and services. The objective of the challenge is to propose and develop projects within this context. Teams will be able to take part in this new opportunity by proposing innovative ideas and solutions in different areas, such as, as examples: - Health and Home Care; - Wellness and ICT; - Domotics and Digital; - Cultural and Recreational Services; - Travel and Tourism.
Challenge@Polito_by Students is an innovative teaching activity carried out at the Politecnico di Torino. It is an integral part of the PoliTo’s strategy to promote innovative education and entrepreneurial culture among the students. The goal of these challenges is to involve students in learning initiatives capable of approaching them in the entrepreneurial world. The activities promote the early-stage ideas coming by students and give them the principles basic to develop their business projects. The process: the PoliTo selects a macro topic, up to 30 master’s students are divided into multidisciplinary teams and work, compete and develop their own solutions. The Challenges are carried out in an experimental educational laboratory: the CLIK - Connection Lab & Innovation Kitchen, or a 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 Students – Silver Economy: A new business opportunity The Topic In Europe, the percentage of people over 65 will rise from 29.6% in 2016 to 51.2% in 2070. This demographic change will lead to an evolution in people's behaviour and consumption: the improvement in the quality standard of life has in fact given rise to a segment of the population that is no longer working but has a strong economic power. In this scenario is growing a new business opportunity the Silver Economy: a focus on the specific needs of population over 65 years old. The Silver Economy does not associate ageing with higher social costs but rather with an opportunity for the creation of new businesses that can respond to growing needs linked not only to health, but also to leisure, new forms of work, as well as the development technologies and services designed specifically for elderly people staying at home. The Silver Economy is therefore targeting the most heterogeneous segment of the population as it brings together the young elderly, the elderly, the very elderly and the over-centenarian, and contributes to responding to a rich, growing market with concrete prospects. The Challenge The Silver Economy is an economy that does not affect just a few sectors, but instead involves many industries of goods and services. The objective of the challenge is to propose and develop projects within this context. Teams will be able to take part in this new opportunity by proposing innovative ideas and solutions in different areas, such as, as examples: - Health and Home Care; - Wellness and ICT; - Domotics and Digital; - Cultural and Recreational Services; - Travel and Tourism.
The main goal is to involve students in learning initiatives capable of bridging the gap between the university's theory and the skills required by companies to work in a team. Entrepreneurial Culture: Promote the Entrepreneurial culture/behavior on the PoliTo Students. 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 learned during their lectures to solve a real problem from partner firms. Soft Skills: Teamwork under conditions close to a real business environment, self-assessment and work organization. At the end of this activity, students will be more ready 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 university's theory and the skills required by companies to work in a team. Entrepreneurial Culture: Promote the Entrepreneurial culture/behavior on the PoliTo Students. 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 learned during their lectures to solve a real problem from partner firms. Soft Skills: Teamwork under conditions close to a real business environment, self-assessment and work organization. At the end of this activity, students will be more ready 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 every master’s student of the Politecnico di Torino. No specific competencies are required to participate. To apply to this activity, the student has to upload: ● Covering Letter in English: self-presentation and motivations of interest in the presented Challenge; ● Curriculum Vitae. The students' selection will be based on Cover Letter, CV and multidisciplinary required by the Challenge. The Challenges are arranged in English.
The Challenge is open to every master’s student of the Politecnico di Torino. No specific competencies are required to participate. To apply to this activity, the student has to upload: ● Covering Letter in English: self-presentation and motivations of interest in the presented Challenge; ● Curriculum Vitae. The students' selection will be based on Cover Letter, CV and multidisciplinary required by the Challenge. The Challenges are arranged in English.
The Challenges of the second didactic period last 14 weeks; they start in March and end in June 2023. During Challenges, students have to work in multidisciplinary teams supported by a group of tutors, coming from the PoliTo and external partners, with complementary backgrounds and competencies, under the lead of the Professor A. Audenino (DIMEAS). Every team will self-organize its own working time and methodology. But, they will have to spend about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, similar space or in remote, in addition to the joint alignment meetings (specified subsequently).
The Challenges of the second didactic period last 14 weeks; they start in March and end in June 2023. During Challenges, students have to work in multidisciplinary teams supported by a group of tutors, coming from the PoliTo and external partners, with complementary backgrounds and competencies, under the lead of the Professor A. Audenino (DIMEAS). Every team will self-organize its own working time and methodology. But, they will have to spend about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, similar space or in remote, in addition to the joint alignment meetings (specified subsequently).
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 way, with the following program: ● 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 meet at CLIK (or similar space or remote way) weekly to meet with 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. Every team will self-organize its own working timeframe and methodology, but they will have to spend about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, in a similar space or remote. 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 the whole work. A standard form will be provided. The explained structure is only an example; it could be modified during the Challenge.
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 way, with the following program: ● 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 meet at CLIK (or similar space or remote way) weekly to meet with 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. Every team will self-organize its own working timeframe and methodology, but they will have to spend about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, in a similar space or remote. 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 the whole work. A standard form will be provided. The explained structure is only an example; it could be modified during the Challenge.
Modalità di esame: Accertamento (esame senza voto);
Exam: Check;
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Check;
The Challenge is open to every master’s student of the Politecnico di Torino. The student can register individually or in a Team, in this second case, the multidisciplinarity of the team will be evaluated during the team formation activity. The curricular or extra-curricular 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.
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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