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|About||The School of Innovation of the University of Trento is a newly-created multidisciplinary project focused on innovation. Its first mission will be to offer extracurricular activities to a group of selected students.|
|Mission||Our mission is to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and multidisciplinarity at UniTrento and in Trentino.|
Why does innovation matter so much nowadays? Innovation has become an imperative of modern economies and societies that strive to put new ideas into practice. In the quest for profit, competitiveness or tackling societal challenges, everyone tries to innovate-- established corporations, new businesses, governments, societal enterprises. However, innovation is not easy and needs favorable environment in order to thrive. Luckily, the University of Trento has recognized the importance of innovation and the need to provide training and stimulus to innovative young minds. The result is the newly-formed School of Innovation.
The School of Innovation is a new inter-departmental structure that aims at the enrichment of existing programs of the University of Trento by introducing a novel set of trainings and courses, which will encourage innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. During the initial phase, it will build on the existing courses and offer an alternative multidisciplinary program to a number of selected students of several departments (DEM, CiBio, DISI, DII, Dipartimento di Matematica, Sociologia). After the completion of this program, the students will receive a certificate which will certainly give an added value to their CVs and increase their chances of being hired. In addition to a variety of courses, the program will offer a number of interactive laboratories, seminars, mentorships and other multidisciplinary activities.
The medium-term objective is to redesign some of the existing study programs and establish new, multidisciplinary ones which would focus on the development of new products and services and the identification of new business models. The program would foster entrepreneurial attitude in students and provide them with necessary knowledge and skills to come up with innovative solutions for the needs of the society and the market.