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

Dreaming a Tengo in HK beach

Tengo
August 6, 2019

Hello everyone! With feelings of joy, tiredness and fulfillment our journey in China ended a few days ago. The moments passed together are now memories, but so many of those [...]

Goodbye Hong-Kong

Heptabox
July 26, 2019

The China trip is over. We could enjoy the experience of  "One country, two systems". We saw how powerful it is to create a prototype between Shenzhen and Hong-Kong. After [...]

End of Hong Kong

CARING
July 25, 2019

Hi everyone ! Today is our final day. The day to say farewell to most of people we met during this adventure. CHIC is an incredible adventure and none of [...]

CHIC BY NUMBERS:

+150
Members

26
Projects

5
Editions

11
Institutions

FEATURED PROJECTS

CARING

Secure, trusted and simple communication for a better healthcare

ToyGether

A plush toy for kids that connects to their parent’s smartphone.It enables parents to interact and play games with the [...]

Flowlin

A smart object that makes it easy to stay focused at work by preventing interruptions from coworkers and apps

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

By attending CHIC, I learned so many things about the industry and the world of start-ups, but also about myself and the way I wish to be working in the future. I created amazing bonds with people from diverse fields in a way that would never have been possible without this experience.

Manon Membrez - Team Todoo - CHIC 2016-2017

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 2014-2015

CHIC is a take off to a new land of opportunities where design meets innovation.

Elise Migraine - Team Livelo - CHIC 2016-2017

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 2015-2016

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

Florian Lemarignier - Team FiMi - CHIC 2014-2015

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

Jean-Baptiste - Team Aimo - CHIC 2015-2016

CHIC is not only a great opportunity to practice and learn technical competencies, but also a really rewarding human experience where different people from different background become a team.

Lucie Houel - Team Todoo - CHIC 2016-2017

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

Chenyue Xu - Team Hibachi - CHIC 2015-2016

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 2015-2016

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 2014-2015

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

Dina Elikan - Team Vesta - CHIC 2014-2015

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 2014-2015

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 2014-2015

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