Contests and scholarships to develop a will for entrepreneurship.
For 15 years, many contests have allowed the students to imagine projects with environmental, societal, heritage aims, etc. A prize for student entrepreneurship, “U Premiu”, was thus created in 2013 by the Foundation of the University of Corsica. Thanks to the renewed support of the Foundation’s partners, it helps students to structure and develop their innovative ideas of strategic activity for territorial development. The sum of 8,000 euros is shared among the selected projects.
Among the projects awarded: HandiCorsica (carried by Laura Humphrey, an online associative travel agency dedicated to disabled people in Corsica); ICARE Project (carried by Jérémy Neyrou, a non-contact identification ring, which will replace car keys, house keys, etc.).
Another example is the Innovation Challenge. Created in 2014, this innovative ideas contest gathers around 100 students on 3 days, around projects involving digital technologies (applications, mobiles, connected objects, robotics, etc.). The multidisciplinary teams are accompanied during the whole duration of the event by professionals, experts, coaches and company managers confirmed in the field of digital technology.