After ten intensive days in Archamps, the first I.FAST* Challenge-Based Innovation (CBI) has drawn to a close … and what…
Looking back at 2021
Faced with ongoing uncertainty from the rapidly evolving COVID pandemic, ESI chose to run its entire 2021 programme of schools in fully remote format. An already challenging situation, compounded by the tragic passing in January 2021 of Professor Philippe Sabatier, president of ESI and pioneer of the BioHeath Computing Schools which today bear his name.
As school directors and faculty members rose to the task of adapting and redesigning curricula to a completely new format, the ESI team was busy identifying, testing and implementing various digital solutions to ensure an efficient back-office to support the smooth running of the schools. Thanks to these considerable efforts, matched by the enthusiastic collaboration of more than 240 on-line participants, ESI successfully implemented 9 schools & workshops totalling 140 days of on-line training.
The entire ESI community – permanent staff, school directors, expert speakers and innovation coaches – is looking forward to the return to intensive face-to-face training in mid-2022!