CAST Summer School

CAST Summer School

Do you dream of being an entrepreneur? Do you want to launch your own start-up?

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (EIC) at Politecnico di Torino
in collaboration with CLIK is pleased to present CAST Summer School.

What is CAST?
CAST (Creating A great Startup) is an online entrepreneurship program for startup creation.
During the summer school, participants will work on ideas proposed by students or patented technologies from Politecnico di Torino.
Participants will attend lectures and workshop on how to turn an idea into a viable business. They will work in team and will be coached by mentors.


The summer school is free and open to MSc and PhD students from Politecnico di Torino and Unite! partners.


The summer school will take place from 13 September to 1st October 2021. 


Lessons, workshops and team works will be held online, with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions.
The school will be held in English.


The summer school will involve 30 students, divided into 6 teams.

The program is free but places are limited. Enrollment is open until August 31th.
Send your application filling out this FORM.
After filling out the application form, you will be asked via email to send us additional information for the selection process, such as a cover letter and cv.
For any information you can contact us at


Gigi Wang

Industry Fellow UC Berkeley

Rick Rasmussen

Industry Fellow UC Berkeley

Shomit Ghose

General Partner at ONSET Ventures

Whitney Hischier

Lecturer - Haas School of Business

Alessandra Colombelli

Associate Professor

Emilio Paolucci

Full Professor

Shiva Loccisano

Head of Technology Transfer at PoliTo

Daniele Battaglia

Assistant Professor


Daniele Conti

Founder and CEO SynDiag

Andrea Ancona

Tech-Transfer Manager


Gigi Wang

Industry Fellow UC Berkeley

Giovanni Arigliani

Business Analyst at I3P

Giulio Perotti

Business Consultant at I3P


Andrea Ancona

Tech-Transfer Manager

Davide Drago

Knowledge and Technology Transfer Manager

Andrea Panelli

Ph.D. Student

Alice Rosiello

Knowledge and Technology Transfer Manager Junior

Francesco Serraino

Research Fellow

Luigi Villari

Knowledge and Technology Transfer Associate

Judging Panel

Andrea Basso

Chief Technology Officer at MITO Technology

Alessandro Commito

Board Member and Director at EnVent Capital Markets

Angelo Italiano

Associate at Club degli Investitori

Marta Nervo

Associate at Venture Factory

Round Table

Shiva Loccisano

Head of Technology Transfer at PoliTo

Arianna Elena Maschietto

Program Manager at Plug and Play

Maria Cristina Odasso

Head of Business Analysis at LIFTT

Giuseppe Scellato

Full Professor at PoliTO
President at I3P


The acronym gecko derives from: Improving enGineers’ Employability with multi-Competencies, Knowledge and Opportunities.
The acronym perfectly expresses the goal set by EIC in collaboration with prestigious partner universities, such as:

  • Université de Montpellier
  • Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Uppsala Universitet
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
  • University of the Philippines
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Institut Teknologie Bandung
  • Burapha University
  • Ubon Rutchathani University
  • Kasetsart University

The method used to achieve the set objectives is to develop training modules in the management field, appropriately adapted to the needs of engineering students and to support training activities for teachers working in Asian countries.

Project coordinator: Alessandra Colombelli