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Knowledge Transfer Seminar - The Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM)


Indico Event

The Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) is a novel mechanical ventilator designed for rapid mass production in response to the Covid pandemic to address the shortage of intensive care ventilators in many countries, and the difficulty in procuring these devices through normal supply chains across borders. 

Take a peek into the future - visit the online Challenge Based Innovation A3​ showcase!

CBI A3 is one of the longest running student programmes hosted at IdeaSquare. Created by Design Factory Melbourne in co-ordination with the design factories from Mannheim and New York City, it brings together students from three continents. During the 2019-2020 edition, the students visited IdeaSquare in November-December 2019. After several iterations of product development cycles, the student teams are finally presenting the outcomes of their projects in an online showcase on May 7th.

Innovation for Change 2020


Technology, business and sustainability: innovation that can change the world

The fifth edition of the impact innovation programme developed by CDI, Politecnico di Torino and CERN has started today. 53 young people will work on the sustainable development challenges launched by Enel Foundation, Autostrade per l'Italia, CNH Industrial, DSM, Iren, Regione Puglia and the United Nations International Institute for Crime and Justice Research (UNICRI).

Turin, 14 February 2020,

ATTRACT Conference: Save the date

CERN IdeaSquare is one of the coordinators in ATTRACT, a 17M€ EU initiative bringing together Europe’s fundamental research and industrial communities to lead the next generation of detection and imaging technologies. Save the date for the ATTRACT Conference which will be held in Brussels on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2020. To receive more information about the conference, subscribe to the ATTRACT newsletter here.

Student Visit Season in IdeaSquare

For many industries, the end of the year marks the busiest period. The same goes for us at IdeaSquare, where we have 1 or more student groups booked for every weekday for the rest of the year! Today, we welcome students from Tampere University, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and The University of the Basque Country. The students are participating in the Design The Future! workshop ( where our very own Dr. Pablo Garcia Tello introduces the students to multiverse thinking.

Licence to Dream - IdeaSquare's 2017 - 2018 Progress Report has been published

The IdeaSquare team is proud to present our Progress Report for the years 2017 - 2018. The Report explains a bit of history, presents key facts and figures, and offers a glimpse of what is to come. We hope you will enjoy reading it and encourage you to contact us with any questions, comments and ideas.

IdeaSquare Inspires 2017 CBI

It’s Day 3 of the CBI Mediterranean Bootcamp. Three Barcelona based universities of varying disciplines have come together to tackle some of the most challenging and relevant issues facing our rapidly evolving world. UPC, ESADE, and IED Barcelona mix engineering, business, and design talent respectively to create dynamically skilled teams allowing for compelling ideas and collaboration.

IdeaSquare history

The basic concepts of IdeaSquare were tested out in Building 16/153 starting in August 2013, kindly and generously lent by PH Department for a period of one year. The open area given for these purposes was extensively used, also including barracks with meeting rooms. A well-equipped mechanical workshop was also made available, including a dedicated technician to supervise and assist the students during their work assignments.

The following questions were addressed:

1.         What is the offering for the MSc-students?