Published on 14 October 2016
étudiants du projet artscience

The ArtScience Prize was created in 2009 by David EDWARDS, a Harvard Professor. This international challenge gathers students from engineering, business and design schools around a different theme each year. The objective is to build together innovative projects, from the emergence of the idea till prototyping. This Prize has given life to many business start-ups.

The ArtScience Prize is becoming the "Design & Science Université Paris-Saclay" Prize


Logo du Prix Design & Science Université Paris-Saclay

The ArtScience Prize is now led by the Design school Strate since 2014, and is gathering prestigious schools such as Télécom ParisTech, CentraleSupelec, ENS Paris-Saclay or École Polytechnique. In 2016, the Prize is joining Université Paris-Saclay and is being renamed "Design & Science Université Paris-Saclay". It benefits from the partnership of Universcience that welcomes each week the teams of students and their coaches at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. The Laval Virtual Exhibition is also one of the partners of the Prize and a special prize is awarded to one of the participating teams. The 2016-2017 edition has officially been launched on October 13th at the Palais de la Découverte.

Art & Science together

The originality is the involvement of both designer and engineering students in the same project. The aim is to develop innovative ideas upon advanced scientific themes. About 40 students work together on a same brief during six months and are coached by professors from their schools.

This year the theme is ‘slowness’

The world is always running faster, providing a quicker access to data, offering quicker transports to passengers, making people eat quicker… Would you be able to imagine a world where slowness is part of everyday life? 

Awards of the Design & Science Université Paris-Saclay Prize

The winners will:

  • receive a €3000 scholarship for the development of their project
  • take part to the Laval Virtual exhibition (European exhibition on virtual technologies and uses)
  • participate to a Half-day session of coaching with the In Process company 
  • participate to a Summer Camp at Strate school with the Harvard students
  • this Summer Camp may be extended to Cambridge or Singapore
  • benefit from an incubation period of 6 months in one of the Incubation partners of the Strate School.

A great reward for every participant of the project

The students participating in the project are enhanced to work in a practical manner, from the emergence of the idea till its physical conception. This is an educational opportunity as well as a professional one since some of the former projects have turned into business start-ups.

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