Designed in Switzerland, manufactured in China

TIMELINE

Ideation week-end

END OF OCTOBER

This is where the magic happens. Friday evening, you will get to know all the participants. Saturday is focused on learning the language of ideation. Sunday is focused on practicing it. Be ready to draw, pitch, meet, ideate and have fun. Teams are formed at the end of the week-end.

PROJECT PRESENTATION

EARLY DECEMBER

Teams present their ideas to a panel of experts, because of limited place availability only the best ideas and teams are selected. A seasoned coach will help you polish your pitching skills.

Kick-off

MID-FEBRUARY

Teams gather to kick-start the prototyping process. They get an overview of the tools and tricks to manage the development of their connected device.

Milestone 1

END OF MARCH

Teams refine the solution interview results. They deliver the final functional Requirements as well as the ideal and working specifications for each part of the project.

Milestone 2

END OF APRIL

Teams work on the positioning, visual identity and brand. They deliver a looks-like prototype as well the PCB and mechanical designs. In parallel, they keep working on the software and firmware.

Milestone 3

END OF MAY

Teams present their latest business model, app and landing page. They make a demo of their first PCB assembly and discuss the expected revisions. They complete the BOM and mechanical design.

Semester project

SUMMER OR FALL

Depending on each institutional requirement, students defend their semester project.

Take-off day

JULY

Teams gather to prepare for the big jump into the Hong Kong – Shenzhen eco-system

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CHINA

Hong Kong

MID JULY

Teams fly to Hong Kong and spend time discovering what makes the city a unique element in Greater China when it comes to trade, logistics and innovation.

SHENZHEN

JULY

After crossing the border on foot, teams settle at x.Factory to accelerate their prototyping. They are immersed in the world’s hardware capital and discover what makes China such a dynamic place.

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SWITZERLAND

Demo Day

FALL

Time has come to showcase the projects in front of sponsors. It is also the moment to reflect on the learning experience.