HTE - Research Innovation Challenge

What is it ? 

The IIT Italian Institute of Technology, is looking for young talents for HTE GeNiUS, an international programme, promoted by the Université Côte d'Azur and the University of Genoa, aimed at turning breakthrough technologies into tech startups.

This goal is achieved through the creation of multidisciplinary and international teams made up of IIT researchers and students. The program is composed of eight workshops, a kick-off event and a final pitch event; participants receive entrepreneurial training about design thinking, pitching, business model, IP Strategy/Patenting, business development as well as inspirational talks from entrepreneurs. The previous editions of HTE involved 63 business ideas, 14 startups and 5 established companies.

HTE Genius
HTE Genius

As a student, HTE represents an opportunity to apply your skills to a real business case, develop your entrepreneurial mindset and learn how to manage a tech startup while being connected to the IIT HTE Network. More info on the website
  • Who can apply? Master students / PHDs
  • Capacity number students: from 6 to 12
  • Length: from october 7th 2021 and ends on december 16th 2021.
  • Language: english
  • Economic contribute: students travels will be refunded (TBD)
  • Academic accreditation: Bonus entrepreneuriat +0,25, certificate of participation
  • Location: the events are held partially in presence at Genoa and Nice (travels will be refunded), partially online, however, the current program may change according to the pandemic evolution.
Participate to the information session and ask your questions on Thursday 7th of October at 5:30 PM. 
Register here 
Zoom link


Who are we looking for?

You are a proactive and motivated master student, or phd from any background, with a good english proficiency, a crush for the tech world, and willing to develop an entrepreneurial mindset in an international environment.

N.B. applicants don’t need to possess technical competencies of any sort. We welcome students from any background since we believe external perspectives are crucial to developing an innovative service.


To apply answer to this form by october 18th 2021.

Please consider that the Kick-off event is on friday 22nd of October.

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