Conférence : 18th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 20 September 2023
Every year, around one thousands of postgraduate students attends CESI preparing expertise master courses on diverse aspects of management. During this year, MS® postgraduate students work in companies and spend one week per month at CESI. For each student, one of the issue of the year is to write a professional thesis. On student size, numerous failure at the defence and no understanding of the innovation orientation of the exercise were found. On Teaching side, no support process was organized. The question was then how to transform professional thesis support to develop innovation culture among teachers and students. An engagement method was tested. The results and limitations of this experiment are discussed.