February 8th, 2024. X-Labs 2024 has begun.

The X-Labs will be developed in 12 weeks of hybrid sessions (remote and in-presence) scheduled from February to the last week of April, and in a final pitching session, in the presence of partners, institutions and stakeholders. 

The course is developed around the principles of enquiry-based education, supporting students to work with teachers and researchers, public institutions, companies and exposing them to the challenges and dynamics of contemporary work environments, transforming the ‘training on the job’ model into the ‘job on the training’ model. 

Participants work in teams in collaboration with mentors – representatives of the institutions involved – to create solutions to a set of challenges. The teams consist of 7-9 participants and the activities, to be carried out simultaneously, have a very high intensity: students and mentors explore future scenarios, plan transformative visions, collect data, conduct in-depth research, conduct interviews, gather feedback to co- design and refine projects / services / new business models. In dialogue with the entire Luiss and Engage.eu ecosystem, they complete assigned tasks, completing the activities set during the sessions. At the end of the course, they present their solution to a selected panel of experts, which can find further development as a pilot project in the company or as a startup development project for further implementation support. 

For 2024, the challenges of X-Labs will be grouped into three labs and each of them will be divided into two communicating and mutually inspiring sub-categories. The aim is to develop horizontal and systemic solutions based on a multi-actor approach and cross-sectoral innovation: 

Future of Cities/Regions & Transportation/Mobility

Future of Earth & Wellbeing

Future of Energy, Networks and Manufacturing

Welcome on board!