ICAROUnimore 2nd Edition arrives for the students of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia: a path of innovation that trains the students to the entrepreneurial spirit and puts them in comparison with some true challenges.
The idea was born one year ago because of Unimore and Fondazione Goninelli, with the support of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, in order to sustain young people wishing to appropriate the business culture.

ICAROUnimore’s partners are Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Reggio Emilia “Pietro Manodori”, the Chamber of Commerce of Reggio Emilia and Unindustria Reggio Emilia. The selected students will work in 8 multidisciplinary “five talents” teams to respond, with innovative projects, to the challenges given by the 4 companies involved in the project.
The companies participating in the program are the best expression of the economic system’s dynamism of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Companies are protagonists of the path with the students and they share their education, approach, and objectives.
The companies:
B. Braun Avitum Italy, an Italian company headed by the German multinational B. Braun, works with therapeutic systems for hemodialysis, dialysis for acute patients and apheresis. B. Braun Avitum is one of the largest providers of extracorporeal blood treatment systems in the world. At the Mirandola headquarters, it employs more than 340 people and exports medical excellence made in Italy.

CIR Food, one of the largest Italian companies collective catering, in commercial catering, banqueting and corporate welfare services. Today it’s in 17 regions and 72 provinces of Italy, as well as in the Netherlands and the Belgium. Every year it produces over 100 million meals, thanks to the work of 13,000 people.Website:

Franco Cosimo Panini Editore, a famous publishing house of Modena, specialized in publishing books for children and young people, such as Pimpa and the Comix diary, in physical and digital reproductions of works of art and products for school.

Max Mara Fashion Group, represents a model and a reference point for Italian and international ready-to-wear. Passion, diligence and tradition at the service of a fashion interpreted with personality, today proposed in 9 brands and over 60 different collections. It operates globally in 105 countries, through 41 companies and over 5,500 employees.

The course will last 6 months, from October 2018 to March 2019, and it will include training sessions, teamwork and visits to the companies. Overall, the estimated commitment for the participants is 120 hours with a frequency of one day for a week.
In the execution of the project, students will be supported by tutors and company management. At the end of the course, the students will have to elaborate a project work on which the companies will be able to decide whether to invest. Participation in ICAROUnimore recognizes 6 University Educational Credits.
To participate in the project students can apply by Thursday, July 5 at 12.00 accessing the private area of ​​ESSE3 (link

A committee composed of HR managers, experts, business handlers, and representatives of the organizing committee will be made for the selection of the students.
The selection will consist in: 1) CV evaluation and motivational letter; 2) Group tests

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