Applications open for new Challenge@PoliTo - second teaching period: March - June 2024

Applications are now open for the new Challenge@PoliTo - second teaching period March - June 2024: each Challenge involves up to 30 Master's degree students from all areas of the Politecnico (Engineering, Architecture, Design and territorial Planning) divided into multidisciplinary teams to solve a challenge proposed by a company (_By Firms format) or chosen by the Politecnico (_By Students format).
The teams must work independently to find and design a solution to the challenge, with the support of specialized mentors and under the supervision of a professor.

Challenge_By Firms
  • “Innovating Hose and Cable Reels: Enhancing Functionality, Design, and Sustainability”, _By Zeca;
  • “Wastescapes: Redesining the Relations Between Industrial Waste Treatment Plants, Landscape and Local Communities” _By Azzurra;
  • “ForestNav: Autonomous Carbon Storage Mapping for Climate Change Mitigation” _By Latitudo 40 - CTE Next;
  • “Electric Vehicles as flexibility sources for Energy Communities” _By IREN - NODES;
  • “EcoPackTech: Designing the Future of Sustainable Automated Packaging in Food & Beverage” _By TOSA - NODES.
Challenge_By Students
  • Living with natural risks: together for safety” _By Politecnico.
How to apply

In the " Online Services tab " section of your personal page, you will now find a tab called “Challenge”.
You may apply for more than one Challenge, but you cannot give an order of preference.
If you are selected, you will only be able to participate in one Challenge.
By Students only: If you already have a team with a project related to the _By Students Challenges’ topic, you can apply with your team: a team member has to send an email to with name, surname, ID student and Master’s degree path of each team member. Multidisciplinarity is essential for the successful implementation of a project; the multidisciplinarity of existing teams will be assessed during the team training activity.

Deadline for application

The application period closes on 13 February at 1.00 p.m. (CEST).
You will receive the outcome of your application by 20 February.

Beginning of the activity: the Challenges will start on the first week of lesson of the second didactic period.

Important: each Challenge is worth 8 curricular or extra-curricular CFUs and has different characteristics.
Check your course of study: if you find the Challenge's teaching schedule, it will recognize the credits as curricular, otherwise they will be extra-curricular.
This activity does not give you a final mark, it will be evaluated as passed/not passed.
Read the course syllabus, you will find all the indications on how a Challenge is run, its duration and commitment.

Challenge on your study load

At the end of the selection process, if you have been selected to take part in a Challenge, the Office of Student Services will include the Challenge in your APSP.
Overcoming the Challenge allows the release of the Open Badge.
Sign up now, places are limited.

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