HTE GeNiUS

High Tech Entrepreneurship

When research meets young talents

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About HTE

HTE is a program where international students have the opportunity to collaborate with the researchers of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia to create Startups out of innovative technology breakthroughs.

The program's goal is to reframe innovative ideas into a viable business, which will be presented through a pitch at the end of the program.

Sessions, in the format of practical training and lectures, will cover different aspects of starting up a business, from Design Thinking, Business Modelling, Market Assessment, People Management, Money ManagementIP Strategy/Patenting and Pitching. While attending the program, each team will be supported by mentors of our Partner, Manager Italia.

The total amount of time required by HTE Workshops is of 7 days.

How it works

1

September: researchers propose their projects, only the selected ones will be presented to students

2

18th October, 6pm: Students and researchers are organized into teams during the online kick-off.

3

November 2nd -5th : all HTE GeNiUS participants gather in Genova to attend four full-time days of workshops and keynotes.

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November 20th : Pitch workshop @Université Côte d'azur

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December 2dn: Pitch competition @University of Genoa

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We take pride
in our numbers

6

Years of Experience

60+

Business ideas

9

Established Companies

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HTE GeNiUS Hackaton in Genoa 

2.11.22

9 am  -5 pm

Needfinding Process

An innovation makes sense when it meets someone's needs, be it an organization, a company or consumers. Through design thinking, the teams switch their focus from the technology, to people. Design Thinking is the pillar of this process. It is an approach invented at the University of Stanford which is adopted to empathize with the stakeholders through on field research, and to design a solution concept which can truly satisfy people unmet needs.

03.11.22

9 am  -5 pm

Business Strategy 

Start-up viability isn't just about revenues and expenses, it is much more related to strategy. During this workshop, the participants design their business model through the Business Model Canvas and Lean canvas methodologies.

4.11.22

9 am  -5 pm

IP Strategy & Patenting 

An IP strategy helps entities manage their intangible assets (patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights) in a way that aligns with their overall business strategy and goals. Developing the right intellectual property strategy depends on an organization's several variables.

9 am  -5 pm

5.11.22

People Management 

Organization and people choices are integral part of product/service/business choices. In addition, effective organizational techniques may leverage accelerating technologies. In this session we will overview people management and raise attention on organizational architecture of your start-up ventures.

9 am  -5 pm

5.11.22

Money Management 

The financial strategy of an entity is essentially concerned with procurement and utilization of funds. The basic purpose is to ensure an adequate and regular supply of funds fulfilling the present and future requirements of the business enterprise.

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Organizers

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Emilio Alacevich

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Business Analyst

@IIT

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Angelo Gasparre

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Associate Professor 

@UniGe

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Luca Beltrametti

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Full Professor

@UniGe

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Eric Guerci

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Associate Professor

@UCA

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Silvia Marchini

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Design Thinking Coach @ICE_UCA

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Fulvio Puzone

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Research Manager

@IIT

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Elisabetta Migone

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Business Developer

@IIT

Core Team

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Lorenzo De Michieli

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Director of the Rehab Technologies Lab @IIT

Projects from last year

HYPER LEG

A leg prosthesis that can perform both passive and active tasks and that is lighter and more compact compared to other active knees on market.

NANOGLASS

Glass is widely used as a durable material in many applications, from skyscrapers to smartphone screens, however, it develops cracks through time. NANOGLASS  repairs glass cracks, regenerating an original surface, with no limitation in terms of surface adhesion and transparency.

 

REHAB V-R

Uses immersive virtual reality (VR) to turn motor rehabilitation of patients who experienced a stroke into a game.

SENSORIZED INSOLE

a stretchable sensorized insole able to collect and analyze the distribution of pressure over the foot. The analysis of the data allows to avoid mistakes that can lead to injuries, improves athletic performances, creating customized training to reach specific goals, and supports the athletes during recovery.

NOBLE TOUCH

luxurious skin-care cream with better performances compared to other competitors. It works with a special combination of gold, silver and cooper and provides better skin penetration, long-standing action , it’s intrinsically antimicrobial, it stimulates dermal fibroblast and allows the inhibition of oxidative stress.

 

MECHANOCHROMIC PRESSURE SENSORS

Mechanochromic pressure sensor for surgical operations:  it provides surgeons with a reliable tactile feedback to avoid tissue-damage during intervention. Currently, there are no solutions able to be aware about the force exerted during surgery. 

APPLIED NANOTECHNOLOGIES

Nanotechnology to improve material performances (es more efficient battery) making them more durable and reliable and meet sustainable development goals.

 
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Apply

Université Côte d'Azur

applications: https://ice.univ-cotedazur.fr/les-opportunites/hightech-entrepreneurship

questions: silvia.marchini@univ-cotedazur.fr 

Università di Genova- Dipartimento di Economia

Prof. Luca Beltrametti: luca.beltrametti@economia.unige.it

Prof. Angelo Gasparre: angelo.gasparre@unige.it