The ETIC_IDEA Innovation and Creativity LAB gathers around 200 students in 20 groups that create collaborative and multidisciplinary projects. In one team there are future Designers, Film Directors, Editors, Photographers, Web programmers, Illustrators and Music Producers that combine skills towards the same goal: to create a product, a business, an event or a cause and show it on a final pitch.
This project is part of the curricular plan of the yearly courses. In the last Unit, students leave their class to integrate a team made by a student of each course under the guidance of a Mentor. The purpose: To explore and develop collaborative creativity, critical thinking, problem solving skills, team work, networking and make sustainable projects happen, with implementation potential.
The results of this creative boldness are surprising, proving that the collaborative creative work is essential. The projects are awarded and already took some students to Google’s Headquarters in Dublin and Second Home in London. ETIC gives a monetary support fund so that the winning teams turn their projects to a professional business or activity.