Université Paris-Saclay
Design & Science Prize

The Université Paris-Saclay Design & Science Prize has been bringing design students and engineering students together to develop innovative projects on an annual theme since 2016.

Taking an entrepreneurial approach, participants work in small groups to develop an innovative product or service from initial idea through to detailed design.Read more...

The teams take part in workshops and present their work in public on several occasions, with constant guidance from design professionals. Seminars, presentations and meetings with innovation specialists are held throughout the program to help participants hone their ideas, perfect their project and, above all, make it viable.

The prize is judged by a panel of professionals. The winning team receives a €3,000 grant to develop their project, a half-day of coaching by In Process, and a place in an incubator. They also get to present their project at the Laval Virtual exhibition (a European exhibition dedicated to new virtual reality technologies and uses).

The program is more than just a great learning opportunity; it’s a professional springboard. Some projects lead to new business ventures and continue to develop.

A union between science and design

The program’s originality lies in getting design students and science students to join forces and work on a project in a highly practical way.

This collaborative experience lets students bring to the table the viewpoints, ways of thinking and problem-solving methods specific to their respective disciplines, and use them to complement each other over the various phases of the project’s development.

  • Artificial intelligence
    For the 2019 edition, the participating students will have to develop and prototype an innovative project in the fields of culture, health, education, energy or mobility with a focus on artificial intelligence.
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  • Artificial intelligence
    For the 2019 edition, the participating students will have to develop and prototype an innovative project in the fields of culture, health, education, energy or mobility with a focus on artificial intelligence.
    Read more

A union between science and design

The program’s originality lies in getting design students and science students to join forces and work on a project in a highly practical way.

This collaborative experience lets students bring to the table the viewpoints, ways of thinking and problem-solving methods specific to their respective disciplines, and use them to complement each other over the various phases of the project’s development.

Partners

Université Paris-Saclay runs the Design & Science Prize through The Design Spot in partnership with: 

Strate is a state-accredited design school. In 20 years, the quality of Strate’s teaching has established its position as one of the 60 best design schools in the world (Business Week ranking) and the leading private design school in France. Learn more
Universcience is a public institution created by the merger between the Palais de la découverte and the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie. Learn more
List is one of three technology research institutes run by CEA Tech, the CEA’s technology research department, and is based in Saclay. List focuses on intelligent digital systems. Its mission is to deliver advanced technological developments for industrial partners in order to create value. Learn more
Hub France AI is a non-profit organization that unites and drives artificial intelligence initiatives in France. Learn more
Laval Virtual is a leading European trade fair for innovation and new technology. Laval Virtual has been held annually in Laval, France for more than 15 years between March and April, and attracts participants from all over the world for its international virtual technology conference program. Learn more
A one-of-a-kind culture lab exploring the intersection of art and science through exhibitions, public programing, and radical culinary cuisine. Learn more
InProcess is the strategic innovation agency for Fortune 500 companies that want to evolve their models. We design people-inspired innovation to energize their next business, service and product. Learn more

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