Contamination Lab of Turin (CLabTo)

How to teach entrepreneurship education to all kinds of university students

  • Eleonora FIORE Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Giuliano SANSONE Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Chiara Lorenza REMONDINO Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Paolo Marco TAMBORRINI Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, design thinking, entrepreneurship, design education


Interest in offering Entrepreneurship Education (EE) to all kinds of university students is increasing. Therefore, universities are increasing the number of entrepreneurship courses intended for students from different fields of study and with different education levels. Through a single case study of the Contamination Lab of Turin (CLabTo), we suggest how EE may be taught to all kinds of university students. We have combined design methods with EE to create a practical-oriented entrepreneurship course which allows students to work in transdisciplinary teams through a learning-by-doing approach on real-life projects. Professors from different departments have been included to create a multidisciplinary environment. We have drawn on programme assessment data, including pre- and post-surveys. Overall, we have found a positive effect of the programme on the students’ entrepreneurial skills. However, when the data was broken down according to the students’ fields of study and education levels, mixed results emerged.

How to Cite
FIORE, E., SANSONE, G., REMONDINO , C. L., & TAMBORRINI , P. M. (2019). Contamination Lab of Turin (CLabTo). Conference Proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management , 2(1), 1487–1504.