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Do you want to be an Engaged student and work on real-life challenges and create mission oriented solutions?

Join the X-lab!

The X-lab is an 8 week challenge based learning experience for bachelor (year 2 and 3) and Master students from all disciplines, offered by Guido Carli LUISS University in Rome.

The aim is to develop an innovative system oriented solution in response to six thematic challenges set by leading companies as Ernst & Young, NTT Data, Technip Energies.

In the X-lab students work in team with the mentors to create this mission-oriented solutions. Interdisciplinary student-teams explore future scenarios, plan transformative visions, collect data, carry out in-depth research, conduct interviews, gather feedback to co-design and refine projects / services / new business models. 

At the end of the course they present to a selected panel of experts their solutions, which can find further development as pilots in companies or as a team project to create a startup finding further support for the implementation.

The X-labs are an unique learning experience for students within the ENGAGE partnership.

ENGAGE students will take part online to the sessions and contribute using collaborative online tools.

The X-lab will run on March 10, 2022 until May 5, 2022. Meetings are every Thursday from 16.30 until 18.30

For more information on the X-labs please check THIS PRESENTATION

For admission and further questions please send an email to 


From March 10th to May 5th –> Final presentation t.b.d.

Yes, students are allowed to join in later.

University of Mannheim:

Julia Derkau:

WU Vienna:

Rudolf Dömötör and Silvia Hafellner:

UNWE Sofia:

Denitsa Gorchilova

Toulouse 1 Capitole:

Brigitte Poitevineau

Tilburg University:

Marieke Schoots

NHH Bergen:

Linda Rutledal

Third year Bachelor students and Master students are eligible.

X Labs students are part of a mission-oriented, collaborative and experimentalist learning journey. We aim to provide them with knowledge, skills, and expertise to solve the challenges launched by our partners, across several industries and sectors. As a result of the course, an increase in the personal network and self-employability of students is expected.

As a new feature for this year, at the end of the course students’ project will be presented in a dedicated panel within the Best Practice Award organized by Confindustria (the general confederation of Italian industries, representing over 100.000 companies), alongside with several competitive early-stage startups.

The students from our ENGAGE partners are joining online. One session for the final presentation could be in presence but it is still tbd.

Organization is done by the chair for Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability. You will work with dedicated students from LUISS and public and private institutions like EY, T.EN, EnelX (Challenge Owners)

At the moment it is not possible to receive ECTS. Participating students however will receive a certificate when the complete the X-lab.