Get access to the Hong Kong - Shenzhen hardware ecosystem

in partnership with swissnex China

 

Introducing CHIC 2.0

Organize a China Hardware Innovation Camp in your institution

 

CHIC 2016 Movie

Maxime Descloux & Céline Dondénaz

 

Find out about CHIC

From idea to prototype in 30 working days

 

CHIC 2016 DemoDays

22 September 2016 @Mass Challenge + 30 September 2016 @ecal

 

It's time to Innovate

EPFL + ecal + UNIL = An extraordinary learning experience

 

Designed in Switzerland, manufactured in China

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CHINA HARDWARE INNOVATION CAMP, IT’S…

…TEAMS OF STUDENTS WITH BUSINESS, DESIGN AND ENGINEERING BACKGROUNDS…

…WHO TRANSFORM IDEAS INTO PRODUCTS…

AND TRAVEL TO CHINA ★ FOR 2 WEEKS TO MANUFACTURE THEM.

PARTNERING INSTITUTIONS

AT CHIC YOU WILL LEARN…

To collaborate in a cross functional team

To build a product that people want

That no manufacturing plan survives the first contact with factories

That failure is a necessary path to success

That communication and culture are inseparable

To manage a project across geographical and cultural boundaries

That innovation starts and ends with people

A lot of things about yourself

CHIC has been a unique experience, giving me the opportunity to take away more than just a grade from a project at EPFL.

Florian Maushart - Team Fimi - CHIC 2015

While CHIC has challenged me as an engineer it has also challenged my understanding of what it needs to launch a product and particularly what incredible possibilities HK/China offers to young entrepreneurs.

Florian Maushart - Team Fimi - CHIC 2015

CHIC is absolutely a fantastic experience for me. I learned much more than I expected, from technology to start-ups incubation, commercialisation, and even some manufacturing procedures... Also, we became good friends."

Ziyu Zhao - Team Dory - CHIC 2015

CHIC is the door to a world of opportunities!

Raffael Tschui - Team Dory - CHIC 2015

I wish every day could be as full of learning, challenge and fun as a day with CHIC

Florian Lemarignier - Team FiMi - CHIC 2015

I have discovered a new world and a range of exciting jobs that seemed either unreachable or that I had never imagined before CHIC

Florian Lemarignier - Team FiMi - CHIC 2015

CHIC is not only a semester project: it is a human and cultural experience

Dina Elikan - Team Vesta - CHIC 2015

CHIC was a combination of a large number of discoveries, making contacts, knowledge sharing, an extraordinary teamwork facing a number of surprises and obstacles. In short : challenging! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience at this stage of my studies!

Mélanie Zufferey - Team Dory - CHIC 2015

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