October 2012 - n°3
Tremplin des Génies: Another successful event

For the 2nd year in a row, ESIGELEC has organized a “Market awareness and creativity seminar” as part of the integration week for 100 first-year volunteer students. This seminar aims to help them develop creative approaches and open their mind to different market sectors. Speakers and mentors were provided by Rouen Business School, as they have a similar program to which ESIGELEC teachers are contributing.

As part of the seminar, the students participated in a competition in groups of 3 - 4 students. They had 24 hours to come up with an innovative project for the future, technology-based or otherwise. Then they had to present their project to judges using a PowerPoint presentation or a prototype.

This year, the ideas put forward by the 30 groups of students were particularly innovative and certainly impressed the judges. In the end it was a hypo-vigilance at the wheel project that won the jury's vote. The group, consisting of Déborah Baranow, Fabien Cuny and Léo Reviron, designed a system of heart rate monitors fitted to the steering wheel and a pressure sensor on the gearstick to assess the driver’s mood. The music on the car radio would automatically change to suit the mood : calming music for stress, music with a beat for tiredness or an alarm to wake the driver up should he/she doze off. The "IntelliMood/Smart music system based on mood" project won the judges over with its originality and road safety features.

The three winners will go to Belgium from November 12th to 14th to take part in Euro-Polis 2050, the 24 hours idea competition co-organized by KAHO.

Contact : Delphine Leclercq-Delapierre, Head of Humanities, Languages and Management, delphine.leclercq-delapierre@esigelec.fr

The Tremplin des Génies project was chosen as part of the transnational European co-operation programme, INTERREG IV B North West-Europe, co-funded by FEDER.