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On 6th February 2018, we visited Stanford University, based in Silicon Valley.

Before talking about our journey in one of the most famous university in the world, here is some informations about this amazing place.

Stanford University, officially none as Leland Stanford Junior University has been founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford. It has been built after their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., died of typhoid fever when he was 15 years old. Based in California, it’s a private research university which includes three traditional schools of 40 academic departments (undergraduate and graduate level).

At the beginning of our day in this place, we went to visit the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. The idea of this first part of our journey was to discover the prototyping space that students of this department use when they are working on their project.

As you might know be reading my colleagues’ last articles, the purpose of our trip to San Francisco was to help Swiss companies to innovate their product. Based on that idea, we had the opportunity to use that space, full of tools and materials, in order to create a prototype. After a few minutes dedicated to creativity, we presented our product to the group and gave them a little pitch about it.

It would definitely be nice to have such a place in St-Roch campus to let students be more creative and give them a chance to work on their prototype.