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International Semester Project

"Responsible-Design@Grenoble" is an international semester project where future engineering designers face the challenge of considering the lifelong impact of products and processes in their day-to-day practices.

This semester allows students to experience Responsible Design through an international innovative project in collaboration with industrialists and attend Business & Responsible Design lectures.

International student teams have to design innovative concepts of responsible products to respond to industrial challenges. Teams take projects all the way from defining design requirements to constructing numerical and functional prototypes ready for technical evaluation. They have to define business plans for the innovative products.

Our objective is to propose innovation that includes social and environmental issues:

  • User centred design
  • Sustainable design
  • Inclusive design
  • Ethics & Responsibility

Joint seminars

Lectures are available each week with guest speakers from universities and companies:

Responsible Design seminar:
  • Environmental impact assessment, eco-design principles, energy consumption analysis
  • European regulations and recommendations
  • Extended producer responsibility
  • Industrial design, ergonomics
Business seminar:
  • Cost management
  • Marketing
  • Business modelling
  • Project management
  • Operations
French language and culture courses


  • The programme is open to students who have a solid academic background in Engineering and at least a First Year of a Master's Degree (M1) (European Bologna process*)
  • The language of communication is English
  • Students receive an international certificate upon successful completion of the project

* The purpose of the Bologna Process (or Bologna Accords) is the creation of the European Higher Education Area by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe.

Date of update October 3, 2011


For students:

Nadia Dehemchi

For companies:

Eric Blanco

More information on the International Semester Project

Business relations department

Head of business relations department:
  • Pierre Chevrier
  • Bernard Penz
  • Laurent Rannaz
  • Jean-François Boujut
Frédérique Chrétiennot
Tel:  (+33) 4 76 57 47 95
Contact business relations department via email
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