Prototyping the future of learning: reflections after seven iterations of Challenge-Based Innovation (2014-2020)


  • Kyriaki Papageorgiou Esade Business School, Barcelona
  • Lotta Hassi Esade Business School, Barcelona
  • Ramon Bragos UPC, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
  • Guido Charosky Drop-Innovation, Barcelona
  • Luciana Leveratto wonnd Agency, Barcelona
  • Juan Ramos UPC, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona



Challenge-driven education; experiential learning; design thinking; future of teaching creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.


This article presents the reflections of a multidisciplinary team working on CERN’s Challenge-Based Innovation (CBI) since 2014. These reflections on pedagogy and innovation are positioned at the intersection of experiential learning, design thinking and challenge-driven education. Drawing from seven editions of what has become “CBI Fusion Point,” we present our story as an ongoing journey of experimentation with various formats and methods in response to broader shifts in education. Our article contributes to a better understanding of the characteristics and challenges that CBI-like programs pose and the infrastructure and support that they require.


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How to Cite

Papageorgiou, K., Hassi, L., Bragos , R., Charosky, G., Leveratto, L. ., & Ramos, J. (2021). Prototyping the future of learning: reflections after seven iterations of Challenge-Based Innovation (2014-2020). CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, 5(1), 5–10.