At ICN, it is not so much about entrepreneurial spirit but about entrepreneurial drive and mindset
Every student has the opportunity to:
The network of regional players to support new venture creation including LORnTECH Capitale French Tech East, A-venture (Le Paddock), BLIIIDA Metz-The Pool... / Pôle entrepreneuriat étudiant de Lorraine / Grand Nancy Innovation / Réseau entreprendre Lorraine / Entrepreneuriat au féminin 54 / Alexis / Incubateur lorrain, and many more!
Educational and career tools provided by the Entrepreneurship Centre
Strategy & Entrepreneurship and Art & Technology academic departments: CreaCtive Days, Artem Insight, etc. / Flexible pathways / ICN point of contact for entrepreneurial support / ICN Entrepreneurs student association / ICN Alumni Entrepreneurs Club / ICN Endowment Fund and the Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Student entrepreneurial projects are of major importance and the Master in Management Grande Ecole Programme, through the Entrepreneurship Centre, makes the necessary adjustments to the study plan to enable student entrepreneurs to develop their entrepreneurial project alongside their studies.
The Entrepreneurial mindset is developed from Year 1 in a number of ways through student projects, by joining the ICN Entrepreneurs association or through the Artem transdisciplinary learning activities to develop creative thinking and innovation (CreaCtive Days, Creative Thinking, etc.).
Throughout the programme , regular checkpoints monitor the new venture project, determine next steps, and identify any adjustments that need to be made. Every student participating in business creation activities is given an "entrepreneur passport". The passport is completed each year as certain milestones are reached.
The #ArtTechnologyManagement workshops include specific workshops on entrepreneurship.
You can find more information about these workshops, such as "Living consulting" or "Territorial dynamics and the city of the future", in our brochure.
This association aims to promote entrepreneurship at the school. Its mission is to encourage students to participate in entrepreneurial events (competitions, conferences, fairs, etc.).
It brings together the latest projects and innovative ideas from ICN students in order to foster creativity and critical thinking. It also allows students to learn from the experience of other entrepreneurs through meetings and discussions.
It gives students a chance to make contact with business professionals and get a foothold in the world of business, where they can create a network. ICN Junior Conseil contributes to strengthening links between the school and different economic players.
ICN Junior Conseil is ICN's junior enterprise, one of the best in France and a benchmark in terms of excellence, for all categories of Junior Enterprises.
Every year, the ICN Junior Enterprise competes in various national competitions for the best Junior Enterprise in France. For the second year in a row, ICN Junior Conseil is a finalist for one of these awards!
In the 2nd and 3rd year of the Grande Ecole Programme, ICN students can choose this module, which involves working on an entrepreneurial project while receiving support from specialists in the field of business creation. It will allow you, as a future entrepreneur, to develop your project while receiving support. The project is also assessed and awarded ECTS credits.
Since December 2010, the ICN endowment fund has supported the school's development and “Ambition 2022".strategic plan. The fund finances the Entrepreneurship Centre, which ICN established In October 2019 to help students who want to start their own business. The centre is a comprehensive initiative that combines education, career support and research. It is supported by the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Grand Est region and the Lorraine student entrepreneurship hub (PeeL).
The Student entrepreneurship Challenge and award, drawn from ICN's Endowment Fund, rewards entrepreneurial intention and/or entrepreneurial projects developed by ICN students. Candidates receive "pitch" training from the PeeL.
Recognising the creativity of ICN students
With support from the ICN Endowment Fund, the school holds the annual Creative Awards on the Artem campus. The aim is to reward and showcase projects carried out by first year students on the Grande Ecole Programme. Students work on an idea of their choice, in relation to their environment, history, or culture.