Within the IDEFI (Excellence Initiatives for Innovative Education) framework – a call for projects by the Ministry of Education and Research – École des Ponts ParisTech, ENSAVT, UPEMLV, ESIEE Paris and EIVP joined forces to establish two innovative training projects: IDEA and a French D. School
The French d.school, equal to international standards and sharing an outlook with Europe’s Living Labs. Its goal is to act as a role model for future educational approaches, with the aim of inspiring a new generation of training programs in breakthrough innovation, through new methods drawing on design thinking, like those established at Stanford University (USA).
Paris-Est d.School is developing a set of resources and methodologies in breakthrough innovation constructed around humanistic values and adapted to modern economic and industrial conditions. A different way of thinking and designing, the right kind of attitude for inventing the world of tomorrow, of equal relevance to social actors and economic actors, start-ups and major industrial corporations, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
An IDEFI (IDEA) hosted by UPE designed to developlearning approaches that may be adapted to various publics (lifelong training, students from abroad, etc.). Innovative learning innovations of excellence (IDEFI) has the objective to:
- Overhaul our learning and teaching practices
- Experiment innovative inter-school actions and rate their benefits through a committee of international academic and industrial experts.
Then, the actions validated by the committee will be models and broadcast to national and international scales. This will improve the training process and professional integration.