Serving the territory

Chosen intermediaries.

The academic offer of the University of Corsica has naturally been thought to meet the needs of the territory. Some curricula are unique in France. But beyond this evidence, the University has also set up specific structures and tools to facilitate the exchanges between the institution and the island socio-economic players.

A Fundazione di l’Università di Corsica.

A Fundazione di l’Università di Corsica embodies a double ambition: that of liberating the synergies between the academic and the socio-economic worlds and that of co-constructing with the socioeconomic players innovative, high-value projects of general interest, which can add value to the territory. It has helped to boost and develop numerous actions in four priority domains :

  • Innovation and creativity
  • The spreading of entrepreneurial spirit
  • International attractiveness and the promotion of the university identity
  • The transfer of university knowledge and skills to the island territory

For several years and alongside its partners, the Foundation has been committed in actions related to the internationalisation of the academic offer and careers with the Improving scholarship, in the promotion of entrepreneurship via the Custruì course and the U Premiu scholarship reserved for entrepreneur students, in innovation and creativity by developing workshops dedicated to the creative process and the Design Thinking, in the opening of an artist designer Fabbrica Design residence, in the creation of the Innovation Challenge contest (innovative ideas around digital technology, etc).

Innovation and development department.

The University of Corsica Innovation and Development Department coordinates the action, the functioning and the influence of the new tool-places that it created for development and territorial innovation. Located in the Palazzu Naziunale in Corte, this centre counts:

  • A Fab Lab
  • A coworking space and resources for entrepreneurship
  • The territorial centre PEPITE (Student centre for Innovation, Transfer and Entrepreneurship)

The centre can be a starting point for socio-economic players wishing to work with the University. Its aim is to develop partnerships with the territory socio-economic players, on questions of production and social and / or technological innovation. It is working in close collaboration with the Foundation of the University of Corsica and co-organizes events related to entrepreneurship, design and innovation.

Fab Lab.

The Fab Lab Corti – Università di Corsica, at the crossroads of the digital and collaborative economies, is both a manufacturing workshop and a place allowing expertise exchange.

With it, an idea becomes a project, and a project an object. One can find there numerically controlled machines (3D printers, a sewing machine, an embroidery machine, a cutting plotter, a laser cutting and milling machine), traditional tools, electronic kits, the help of a dedicated team (technician + designer who can train, help produce and design) and the entire community of makers to move forward. It is open to all kinds of public, promotes the DIY (Do It Yourself) and open innovation. It was created to promote the productive and innovative economy in the secondary sector in Corsica (crafts and industry).

An internet portal dedicated to professional partners.

The University of Corsica has created an online portal dedicated to professional partners: companies, associations, entrepreneurs, institutions… This site, accessible at https://pro.universita.corsica, gathers all the useful information on the support provided by the University in terms of innovation, recruitment, continuing education, services, etc.

It makes the access to practical information and contacts easier, but it also presents possible collaborations with the University of Corsica.