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


The birth of Oversee

March 24, 2018

Dear CHIC community,   We arrived at Milestone 3 a little behind our friends of the other teams since we made a big pivot after Milestone 2. However, we have [...]


CHIRCLE, ecal, EPFL, FLUID, Milestone, NAPaC, UNIL
March 23, 2018

Three teams, three projects and now three brands! The first prototyping milestone was the occasion to discover the progress made by the teams since the kick-off more than one month [...]

narrowing Down, building Up!

March 15, 2018

Hooray! We got a neat concept under our hands now. The lasts weeks, we had grown more and more concerned by the complex nature of the hospital environment. And even [...]








We are the Geneva Team and on our mission to make this world more organized. With our connected device, you will always [...]


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


Our team is composed of four determinate men who are based in Ticino, each with a different skill set : Fabian who has c [...]


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