What is the EcoDesign Challenge?

It is an original exam for students of the MASTER IMEDD (Master in Engineering and Management of the Environment and Sustainable Development) of the UTT, organised by the CREIDD team in partnership with Altermaker (a software-assisted eco-design studio) and the Technopole de l'Aube (start-up incubator). The exam is structured in a workshop format, which aims to validate skills in a different and concrete way by working on projects directly proposed by entrepreneurs or companies.

Over a limited period, teams of 3 to 7 students must invent or reinvent an everyday object or service to make it innovative and above all eco-responsible. Brainstorming, visual creations, budget calculations, strategic orientations, competitive analyses… the students must put their project together from scratch in order to be able to present it to a jury.

Each team presents their final outcomes in a video format, while detailing the strategic and budgetary orientations in front of a jury in charge of electing the lucky winners.

Logo EdC21
Logo EdC21

EcoDesign Challenge 2021

For this 2021 edition, we are switching to a digital format! Previously very focused on face-to-face sharing, this edition also suffered from the pandemic. The program has been revised as follows:

Wednesday, 13th January

  • 8 am - 8:15 am: Launch of the Challenge (Presentation: Organization, distribution of groups, objectives and report)
  • 8:15 am - 9:00 am: Challenge 1: Ice-Breaking (choice of the projects)
  • 9 am: launch of projects and distribution in teams channels
  • 11:00 am: Challenge 2: "Si 2020 était..."
  • 5:30 pm: Challenge 3: "Aperitif challenge"

Thursday, 14th January

  • 00:00 am: Bonus "Challenge of midnight" (Challenge 4)
  • 07:30 am: Good Morning Challenge (Challenge 5)
  • 8:00 am to 10:00 am follow-up and finalization challenge
  • 10:00 am deadline submissions subject on the platform
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Jury and prize
This year, the jury will be composed of:
  • Pierre DHORNE, Garnica ;
  • Sylvain HATESSE, Ecofocus ;
  • Philippe SCHIESSER Ecoefflab ;
  • Guillaume JOUANNE, Altermaker ;
  • Julien GARCIA, Groupe PSA ;
  • Michel FOATA-PRESTAVOIN, Oseons ;
  • Chaby Belkader , Pôle Aubois de l'ESS et La Fabrique à Projets ;
  • Cécile Ribaille, les Cigales de Troyes ;
  • Thibault Vigier, Fondation UTT

What happened previously?

The second edition in 2020

The seconde edition, in 2020, saw many themes topics discussed:

To know how was organized the second edition, in 2020, it’s here and to discover the teaser of this edition, it's here.

The first edition in 2019

The first edition, in 2019, saw many themes topics discussed:

The winner of this first edition of the Eco Design Challenge was finally the eco-sports hall, which distinguished itself by its system for collecting the energy spent on the various machines in order to be completely autonomous. In addition, this room of the future aims to be vegetated and goes further by offering eco-responsible nutritional support for its subscribers (personalized menus, cooking workshops, etc.). The eco-social network and the ecological printer then completed the podium of this competition.
Canal 32, a local TV media spoke about us!