China Hardware Innovation Camp

Transform your idea into a connected device by working within an interdisciplinary team of students with business, design, and engineering background and travel to China to manufacture it

LATEST POSTS

The end of the china trip

ShuQi – Team Geneva
August 28, 2017

31/07 and 01/08 Hello everybody, We are almost at the end of our CHIC program and we are very sad about that. By the way it’s time to complete our [...]

X factory public event

Todoo
August 28, 2017

Better late than never ! We finally managed to upload our video so that we can  share it with you ! Here is finally the blogpost we made for the [...]

FOOD SAFETY - border ecologies

Airaware
August 28, 2017

As the population of this country is big and its food culture widely diversified, food safety is a huge subject in china. As for many other topics, Hong Kong and [...]

CHIC BY NUMBERS:

+100
Members

14
Projects

4
Editions

10
Institutions

FEATURED PROJECTS

Tikku

Tikku is a pair of connected musical sticks, that will allow you to generate the sound you imagined without any constrai [...]

Todoo

Todoo is the first watch specially designed for children with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) to help them to get on wi [...]

Okeep

OKEEP is a connected bicycle helmet for urban areas. It is designed to bring you safety with style. Be seen with front & [...]

AT CHIC, YOU EXPERIMENT

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

You can experience things during CHIC that you would never be able to do in conventional educational settings.

Chenyue Xu - Team Hibachi - CHIC 2016

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

CHIC teaches you to keep an open mind and expect the unexpected

Jean-Baptiste - Team Aimo - CHIC 2016

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

It starts with an idea lying on paper but after one semester only you and your team built a prototype ready to be pitched in front of investors in China.

Mikhail Vorobiev - Team Okeep - CHIC 2016

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

Pitching and networking during CHIC help you exercise your soft skills and urge you to build a solid story for your product that you will use to influence people's response to it

Adrien Born - Team Okeep - CHIC 2016

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