Inspiring the future change-makers: reflections and ways forward from the Challenge-Based Innovation experiment
Keywords:CBI; CERN; experimental.
Since 2013, CERN IdeaSquare has issued thousands of “licenses to dream” to students, faculties, and stakeholders engaged in Challenge Based Innovation (CBI) inspired programs (CBI-like) together with universities and institutions willing to inspire future change-makers to tackle global challenges. This special issue was inspired by these eight years of experimentation, leading to six papers that focus on three main topics: (1) learning from experimenting with CBI, (2) experimenting with deep tech in innovation processes, and (3) impact and future of CBI experimentations.
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Charosky, G., Leveratto, L., Hassi, L., Papageorgiou, K., Ramos-Castro, J. and Bragós, R. (2018), “Challenge based education: an approach to innovation through multidisciplinary teams of students using Design Thinking”, 2018 XIII Technologies Applied to Electronics Teaching Conference (TAEE), presented at the 2018 XIII Technologies Applied to Electronics Teaching Conference (TAEE), pp. 1–8.
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Colombari, R., D’Amico, E. and Paolucci, E. (2021), “Can challenge-based learning be effective online? A case study using experiential learning theory”, CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 40–48.
Colombelli, A., Panelli, A. and Paolucci, E. (2021), “The implications of entrepreneurship education on the careers of PhDs: evidence from the challenge-based learning approach”, CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 49–55.
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