Challenge is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019 !!

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Every year the incubator has organized the CHALLENGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECTS® for the students of  Télécom SudParisInstitut Mines-Télécom Business School and the ENSIIE. The competition brings together all second-year students, as well as international students, to develop a viable business plan in small groups of 5 to 6 on average. The “Challenge Project” is one of the biggest events of its kind in higher education today in France.

Challenge 2019

From 22 to 29 March 2019, the 20th edition of Challenge brings together more than 600 students working together in more than 120 different teams with management students working side-by-side with engineering students. After one week, the students must create, develop and write a comprehensive business plan within the IT sector. At the end of the week, a jury evaluates the projects.

The team of Managers and Engineers:

The objective is to work together with team members composed of engineers and managers and create innovative business projects. The week is packed with a coaching session with professionals, meetings with researchers and conferences to help teams to advance their projects.

  • +600 students
  • +120 teams made up of young engineers and managers
  • 25 finalists will present their project in front of the jury of professionals.
  • 1 grand winner team will be chosen from 5 finalists
  • 100 professional speaker, coaches and trainers

A Business plan video:

The teams that will take part in the competition, must deliver a 7 minutes video describing the business plan. This pedagogy is a hallmark of the CHALLENGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECTS® closely linked to the dual management-engineering culture of Evry campus of Telecom SufdParis and Institut Mines-Télécom Business School.


Like every year, Challenge receives multiple partners and sponsors. This year, participants will benefit from the support and advice from prestigious sponsors participating in various juries. The 5 finalists will receive prizes sponsored by the partners.

Our 2019 Sponsors:

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France IX

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société générale






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