This is CBI, we educate and challenge changemakers


What is CBI?

Challenge Based Innovation is a 4-6 months programme where teams of university students develop projets that solve complex societal problems, inspired by technological ideas that come from instrumentation development or basic research at CERN.

Connect with CERN

In CBI student teams work with CERN, one of the world’s leading research centres in particle physics, for the purpose of making disruptive innovation for societal impact.

Learn to drive change

Here students apply their hard skills to challenging projects, in an entrepreneurial setting. They work in a multidisciplinary team, develop their critical thinking and get hands-on to make their ideas real through prototyping and testing.


Create real impact

Explore our projects to see what has been done in CBI so far.