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Located in the prestigious setting of the Commander's House Casa del Comandante in the former Military Hospital, the CLab is a hub for innovative courses and workshops designed to accelerate the orientation process towards the professional future of UniTS students, with a special focus on support for business creation.

The CLab is a place where innovation comes from collaboration between people from different educational backgrounds, from the transversality of disciplines and the contamination of knowledge, hence the name Contamination Lab.

CLab activities consist of learning, mentoring, coworking and making, and are aimed at students selected on the basis of the annual call for applications. Learning activities are open to all students enrolled at the University of Trieste.

Throughout the year, the CLab organises seminars open to the entire university community.

    Knowing in order to know how to recombine: a multidisciplinary and systemic training offer on soft skills, specific skills for business planning and innovation as a production system, which also includes meetings with companies and seminars with guidance professionals.
    Listening, knowledge and skills at the disposal of projects: consulting on strategic intellectual property management, business planning and open innovation.
    Open spaces for ideas to grow: common study and work areas where you can carry out your projects and feel like a community, assisted by professionals.
  • The presence of a making corner to create prototypes to support one's projects.

    The CLab is part of the "STUD.ENT" (STUDent ENTtrepreneurship) initiatives, which promote training moments at different stages of the university career, with a view to developing managerial and project education. The participants' projects will also be oriented according to the trajectories of the "Sustainable Smart Specialisation Strategies" (S4) identified by the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, to which the University of Trieste contributes with a strong commitment to training and research.

Until 25 January 2024, it is possible to apply to become a "CLabber" and gain access to the co-working services provided by the Contamination Lab, as well as to its spaces located at the Casa del Comandante in the former Military Hospital (Via Fabio Severo, 40 - Trieste).

You do not need to have a defined business idea, but rather to be able to stand out in terms of motivation and creativity. You will thus have the opportunity for a year to develop your soft skills and your project, supported by professionals in business planning, open innovation and business strategies.

How to apply? Fill in the APPLICATION FORM and send it to attaching your ID, CV and a video-pitch (send the link to the video).


Silvia De Cleva's Green Bactery project and Alberto Di Salvia and Francesco Zamar's Immersive Link project won ex aequo the 2022/2023 edition of the Contamination Lab call for entries.

The winners of this edition won a training trip to the United States, which will enable them to continue their education in the field of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer.

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Learning: Business creation and employability
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Business Model Canvas
A strategic model used for the creation and development of business models.
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Business Plan, what it is and how it works
To understand the basic dynamics in setting up a new company.
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New Product Forecasting
To learn the basic concepts of creating and marketing a new product.
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Communication and storytelling
earn how to tell the story of a company, its values and mission.
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Leadership, team building & social strategies
To understand group dynamics, motivation and performance improvement techniques.

Contamination Lab

Università degli Studi di Trieste
Via Fabio Severo, 40
34127 Trieste TS

Tel +39 0405587825

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Last update: 02-01-2024