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

Team Fribourg 2017/18 on board as well!

December 10, 2017

Today marked the start for the 5th team of this year's CHIC edition: Team Fribourg. Composed of 4 students from the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, HEIA-FR, as [...]

THE GATHERING

FLUID
December 9, 2017

HELLO CHIC,   It's been a while!   We are still processing the milestone, trying to come up with a new idea, and what better way to do this than [...]

Here we are! Milestone 1 is over

NAPaC
December 5, 2017

Days became weeks and weeks became... time for Milestone 1 ! As we mentioned in previous posts, nobody realised how fast time could fly. It seems yesterday we all met, [...]

CHIC BY NUMBERS:

+100
Members

17
Projects

5
Editions

10
Institutions

FEATURED PROJECTS

Ilanga

We are protecting children from risks linked to sun exposure thanks to a connected hat.

Livelo

A low-priced & connected probe engineered for easy water level assessment.

Aimo

The first connected mailbox lock that will turn your traditional mailbox into a safe and shared deposit box!

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 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 2015

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

Elise Migraine - Team Livelo - CHIC 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 2016

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

Florian Lemarignier - Team FiMi - CHIC 2015

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

Jean-Baptiste - Team Aimo - CHIC 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 2017

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

Chenyue Xu - Team Hibachi - CHIC 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 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

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

Dina Elikan - Team Vesta - CHIC 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 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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