Design Thinking and participatory processes,
in the framework of the NTN Innovation Booster Technology and Special Needs calls for projects.

The next training day will take place on Saturday September 24th 2022, in Neuchâtel.

The training day is organized in the framework of the NTN Innovation Booster Technology and Special Needs. This booster promotes social inclusion in Switzerland by supporting innovative project ideas that enable people with disabilities to solve a problem or meet a need. 

Experts present a rich and relevant methodology, based on design thinking, anthropotechnology, ergonomics and collaborative action research.

The training day also allows you to work on your project proposal in view of the call for projects, open until October 17th, 2021. 

Participation in the day is free of charge.
Registration will open shortly. For further information, please contact us:
  • 077 502 52 03


Saturday September 24th 2022


HE-Arc, Espace de l’Europe 7, Neuchâtel
Entry through the FabLab-Neuch

The participants are in front of the Fab Lab Neuch


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Simultaneous oral translation is available in German and Italian.
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Sign Language Interpretation (French).

Sign Language Interpretation (German).

Sign Language Interpretation (Italian).

Please indicate your accessibility needs in the registration form.


9.30 am Welcome: coffee, croissants  
10 am Start of the morning session with the new teams  
10 am Ethics Pierre-André Michaud – CER-VD
10. 30 am

Participatory methodologies

  • Context, ideal goal, process, actors and activities

Gaëtan Bussy, HE-Arc

Emmanuel Fragnière, HES-SO Valais-Wallis

Stéphane Rullac, HETSL

Rafaël Weissbrodt, HES-SO Valais-Wallis

11.30 am


Practical application and discussion with the speakers

  • Project submission: what to focus on
12.30 pm  Lunch break : lunch-boxes are offered  
13.30 pm Continuation of the afternoon session, with all the teams  
13.30 pm Knowledge base on Medical Devices Annalisa Macagno, Effectum Medical
14 pm What are the financing possibilities after the Innovation Booster Innosuisse
14.30 pm

Feedback from teams who have run a project in 2021

  • Tips and tricks
  • Implementation of the principles 
  • How to manage your project 

Linda Charvoz, Projet “Ma Santé”

Frider Loch, Projet “3D Lernen”

Andri Reichenbacher, Projet “Live-Untertitel”

15.15 pm Break  
15.30 pm

Prototyping methodologies

  • Object
  • Software
  • Service


Gaëtan Bussy, HE-Arc

Benjamin Nanchen, HES-SO Valais-Wallis

Emmanuel Fragnière, HES-SO Valais-Wallis

16.15 pm Practical application and discussion with the speakers  


  • Strategic intent of the Innovation Booster
Emmanuel Fragnière, HES-SO Valais-Wallis
  Apéritif and networking  



Registration is closed, thank you for your understanding.
For any information, please contact us:
  • 077 502 52 03
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