Fabrizio Lo Russo
“There is nothing better than giving space to young people and to their future: the students of Young World – who were more than extraordinary – found fertile ground in our company, because the Color Glo project saves money, it is eco-friendly and it looks to the future.”
“An initiative like this of Students Lab stimulates creativity of children and allows them to have a first approach to the job world, learning to put into practice concepts such as cooperation and the importance of cohesion of a team work.”
“Most of the students shows a great interest in the project. An advantageous meeting, not only for the students but also for the company!”
Founder & CEO
“Students Lab is a project that gives voice to the creativity of Italian youth. They are our future and it is inportant to provide the best tools for their professional and personal growth. Among them the knowledge of English language is a key factor!”
PR and Events
“… Today, compared to the generational conflicts of the past, we think that it is very important a ‘collaborative’ relationship between the generations, exchanging experiences and technological skills in order to create a new hybridization. Participating to Student Lab, we would also get in touch with other companies close to the world of young people, and to their potential, and maybe start new collaborations!”
Marie Violaine Thibault
Director of Communication
“Students Lab is a project to which we decided to participate with enthusiasm because it respects our corporate philosophy and our need of young, fresh and motivated minds. They can grow and become important resources for the company.”
“The evaluation of the Students Lab Project has been positive. As soon as our director showed us the possibility of participating, we embraced this operation with enthusiasm: we believe in the youngest who want to enter into the journalism world!”
Sandro Di Domenico
“The students realize so many ideas through laboratories every year. They try to build a bridge towards the company and they make the first steps into the job world. The best of this freshness and originality could be successful in the market.”
Laura Lo Re
TGS Palermo – Newspaper of Sicilia
“It has been a moment of growth to take part to Students Lab Events also for me. Despite people, circumstances and context sometimes disenchant, there is someone who organizes and believes in young people. The organization was excellent, maybe organizing it in a context less “commercial”, it would have facilitated concentration during the competition. The students’ ideas were brilliant! In addition, the message of teaching to younger a perspective for the future founding a real company with a concrete production is essential and complementary to educational teaching. As someone said, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”
Brand Manager and Founder of Reattiva
“I did not believe in the students’ desire of doing a real business, I changed my mind and I shared their enthusiasm. Well done and thank you for the beautiful experience.”
Prof. Alessandra Fogliano
ITIS “G. Ferraris” – Napoli
“This corporate lab has a highly educational value because they put into practice what they study on books. Moreover, I think it is very important to experience the working team, essential in the workplace, as well as the assumption of responsibilities. Each of them has a specific task and he is responsible for his actions. Not least, the idea of putting up a business is amazing, especially in our area where the business culture is not popular, the idea of starting from something concrete, a business idea, and creating a logo. In short , they experience all the steps of a real company in a protected environment.”
Prof. Carmela Anna Di Nino
High School of Human Sciences “De Filippis” – Cava De’ Tirreni
“What we found extremely positive was the connection between the presented program and our course of studies. Our class had the opportunity to try in the reality what it means to found a company, living in a cooperative way and realizing a creative and original product; it has been an important step for the introduction into the job world.”
Prof. Gianni Ginnasi
ITC “P. Savi” – Viterbo
“It was a wonderful opportunity to see so many students showing their creations and products, from advertising to craftsmanship and to the most sophisticated app programs. They show how creativity is necessary to create a company, far beyond the notional and academic studies. All these guys have shown what can be achieved by choosing an educational path instead of another: the characteristics of marketing, the presentation of a product, programming softwares. Students have surpassed their teachers thanks to Students Lab.”
Prof. Giuseppe Caruso, Schoolhead
IIS “L. Da Vinci” – Sapri
“I have experienced once again that learning is really educational. It is given to students the opportunity of transforming their knowledge into abilities and skills. This is also a proof that school works well because we verify, in these situations, if the classroom work is expendable in the business world.”
Prof. Antonietta Amoroso, Schoolhead
ITIS “G. Ferraris” – Napoli
“We chose this formula because Students Lab has our same goals: the intellectual capital growth, the training of students in business ethics, the development of soft skills to promote a new culture of management and spreading the innovation practice. Our students are accustomed to be involved in these projects. We are all very proud that they take part to it: they are immersed in a container of educational opportunities that allow them to compete with students from different national realities. We are sure that our students’ minds, which have proven also “entrepreneurial minds”, will be appreciated at the national event.”
Prof. Luisa Ascanio
High Public School “G. Lombardo Radice” – Catania
“The guys were happy, because they had a direct contact with a new reality. This year’s project concerns the communication and therefore it is particularly suitable for the subjects of economic and social study course. Having to organize and plan a communication project is very challenging. It is usually hard to manage extracurricular activities but it is very positive that they are so involved and motivated in this lab.”
Prof. Rosalia Di Nardo
“Terra di Lavoro” Institute – Caserta
“The creation of a company and a start-up, parallel and complementary to the obligatory Alternation School Work, is a unique educational path based on the motivation of students involved, on the search for new business ideas and on the processing of highly competitive and innovative business project. Our institute also directs the youth enterprise creation and promotes its inclusion in society with an increasing awareness of new opportunities.”
Prof. Claudia Vidimari
IIS “Luigi di Savoia” – Rieti
“Our school has always been involved in this kind of projects, we like using contents we study theoretically in operations that can also enrich the territory. Our students of the ‘International Relations for Marketing’ course realized an advertising agency and designed the business and marketing plan as a company teamwork. Each of the young “student-entrepreneur” covered a specific role. Here is what we mean by direct approach with the job world.”
Free Communication S.p.A. - lab .com
ISIS “G. Ferraris” – Caserta
“We try to publicize activities and companies understanding and satisfying the individual needs with our creative ideas. Specifically, we are working for a clothes store and hardware store. We have created different communication strategies in relation to the product and to the target audience through a market analysis. At the same time we are promoting the Gold Hotel, project company mentor. We met a manager who explained the hotel history and structure and gave us the task of creating a spot on the social cause supported by them. In this period, we discovered unknown skills and abilities of some of us: with Students Lab we have the opportunity to give space to our imagination and working as a team.”
Green Tech Energy S.p.A. - lab .tech
High School “Principe Umberto” – Catania
“Our team created two products, a Smartball and Dynamic Charger that we can define eco-friendly because both exploit the body’s energy or the arm’s movement for charging a cell phone without the use of electricity. The six judges in Rome, during the National Competition, evaluated the project and appreciated the originality of our product and our business plan. Our goal is to experience ourselves in renewable energy using an innovative method to accomplish simple and common action such as that to recharge a smartphone. The G.T.E. hopes to outsource the sale of the product, so that a small business created by teens with a unique passion, the technology, can insert itself into the great job world.”
La Verve S.p.A. - lab .com
IIS High School “E. Medi” – Barcellona Pozzo Di Gotto
“The Verve S.p.A. has given to all its components a priceless treasure: a unique experience that let them understand how the job world works, the same world with which they will have to interact in the future. From the point of human view, in the course of the project feelings of generosity, solidarity, friendship, as well as capacity for listening and dialogue emerged. All students felt part of a real team and they faced all the problems together. The Verve S.p.A. thanks the Headmaster Domenica Pipitò and all the teachers who supported it in this unique and amazing path.”
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ITCG “G. Falcone” – Acri
“Soft Chair is a soft pillow that you can place at the back of the chairs school, it was meant for us students but also for all those who suffer the rigid chair. We have believed in it from the beginning because our goal was doing our job and we reached it. During the Local Competition in Cosenza, the victory was wonderful. When we heard the name of our company, our first thought was: to do better! We learned a lot and we want to reach higher and higher levels, without losing the desire to become great in our small reality. If your chair is a tragedy … Soft Chair is the right remedy!”
Dott. Annamaria Angileri
Council Member in Marsala City
“Maximum is the Administration’s attention in creative growth of our young people, in the belief that good ideas are the basis of any kind of business, especially the business where there is more competitiveness and where expertise and professionalism make the difference. It has been first step of a training program that, through the methodology of learning by doing, aims to spread corporate culture and legality. About 250 students from high schools in Marsala and Trapani presented their products and services evaluated by a panel of experts. The Project was organized by Students Lab Association and its technical partner “IGS – Social Enterprise.”
Express Yourself S.p.A. - lab .com
IIS “G. Colasanti” – Civita Castellana (VT)
“One of the most interesting aspects of this experience has been taking part to the communication agency with a specific role. Also the promotion of the territory where we live has been very interesting: we are trying to create events in order to attract the attention both on us, as an agency, and on Civita Castellana. During our meetings, our client company has shown us the importance of enhancing our territory, both from the historical and the environmental point of view as it offers many opportunities: we are very motivated – as a communication agency but also as students of a Tourist Institute.”
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High Public School “G. Lombardo Radice” – Catania
“Our job is to transform customer needs into something concrete, uniting it to our ideas and to our imagination. We started this experience in the classroom thanks to Alternation School-Work Project guaranteed by the training Students Lab Program. We learnt that doing business is the driving impulse that makes us want to be different. We want to give visibility to the companies through the management of an effective and integrated communication, keeping in mind all the objectives and using targeted strategies. The social point of view is very important for us because we want to spread a profound message giving a voice to current problems that plague our society.”
Bio Futuro S.p.A. - lab .biz
Public Institute “Bianchi-Scigliano” – Scigliano (CS)
“We decided to create a product combining tradition and innovation, focusing on quality, sustainability and territorial development. We realized our natural soaps with extra virgin olive oil. It satisfies the growing need for quality products for the hygiene and the cleaning of the person and it respects nature because of their production. We used products with low environmental impact deriving from pure and unspoiled land. The school has supported our idea from the beginning because it is a reality that promotes the involvement of families and companies. Moreover it opens to new ideas and to multiculturalism.”
“If I had to sum up my experience as trainer in one sentence it would be ‘learning by forming’: this is the most interesting challenge for a trainer of young future entrepreneurs!”
Andrea "Dria" Bisio
“Being trainer is a continuous discovery, day by day. Being in contact with the guys, seeing their changes, their growth, the difficulties, the fights and their moments of exaltation or desperation. I saw classes often demotivated or supported only by smiles of derision that seemed to say ‘Yeah, right. It is simple to become a real company!’; with their vision, their own personality, the dynamics within it. Being trainer is also being the master, the reviewer, the best friend. Being trainer is to discover every day something more of them and also of ourselves. Being trainer is to help them discover things that even they suspected to have inside. It is amazing being a trainer!”.
Francesca La Spada
“Being a trainer is a wonderful experience, for ourselves and for students. The most beautiful element of the whole laboratory is the guys’ enthusiasm and passion. Being an entrepreneur makes them feel great!”
“The experience as a trainer is a path that I recommend to everybody wants to do an experience of human and professional growth. I have to guide students in the implementation of their businesses and I am positively affected by the enthusiasm and initiative of those who understand the spirit of the project taking advantage of a unique opportunity. Great is the satisfaction during the competitions and special are moments of anxiety, trepidation and joy.”
“The trainer experience has been the best I have done. I got in touch with a fascinating world: school and teaching. The whole context made me grow professionally.”
“Being a trainer is a constant give and take. It is nice to be trainer because guys follow you as leading role in the laboratory and in the analyzing the reality around them. There is no class that does not leave a mark in the heart of the trainer.”
“My experience as trainer has been important from several points of view. On one hand it allowed me to acquire and develop new technical skills and then pass it applying them in reality. On the other hand, he introduced me to a world of human relations and contacts: the students participating to the project, the teachers involved and the representative local companies with whom we had the pleasure of working. All aspects very educational for me. In addition, their ideas and skills still surprise me! “
“I have started the path as Students Lab trainer in Torino. The project intrigued me immediately, especially for the opportunity of developing students’ ideas in practice. I was able to verify its validity and its ability to give a unique experience of growth experimenting the activities in classroom. It was great to accompany groups of young people from different schools with different interests, having the chance to compare myself with them, seeing their enthusiasm especially in those who, at the beginning of the course, seemed skeptical and hesitant, seeing them working together to achieve their goals, listening to the presentation of their company during the competitions. I am convinced that more adventures are waiting for us with new classrooms!”
È un modo per fare approcciare i ragazzi al mondo del lavoro e dell’impresa, perché non tutti a quell’età ne conoscono le dinamiche e oggi molti bandi sono rivolti proprio a loro. Hanno raccontato la loro esperienza di imprenditori e i ragazzi si sono potuti confrontare con una realtà radicata nel territorio. Non è facile interfacciarsi con gli studenti delle scuole, ma il progetto Students Lab li ha catturati a 360 gradi e mi stanno dando soddisfazioni.
This is a great opportunity for the youngest to have a first approach towards the world job. At that age they don’t know the dynamics inside a real company and they don’t know how many bans exist to participate to a project like this. They describe and illustrate their experience as entrepreneur and they analyze the economic reality of their territory. It is not simple to communicate with students but Students Lab Project catch them completely and this is the biggest satisfaction for us trainers.
Posso assicurare che le fiere e i momenti della premiazione sono davvero emozionanti per tutti gli studenti, soprattutto per chi vince. Essere trainer è molto bello. Il trainer deve essere una persona empatica, capace di gestire un gruppo, autoritario quando necessario, deve saper comunicare in maniera semplice e diretta senza porre barriere alla comunicazione: deve cercare di individuare le singole risorse, spesso sconosciute dagli stessi ragazzi, e cercare di valorizzarle nel lavoro.
I can guarantee that competitions and award ceremony are the most exciting moments, especially for who wins. Being trainer is a beautiful experience. The trainer must be empathic, he must be able to manage a group of young people, authoritative when it is necessary, he must be able to communicate in a simple and direct way: he must identify the resources, often unknown to the students, and give them the right value.
Sono contenta che la scuola abbia accolto questo progetto promosso dall’Ass.ne Students Lab, perché ha aiutato i ragazzi a capire l’importanza di “inventarsi” un lavoro, di confrontarsi e di lavorare insieme per un obiettivo comune.
I am very happy that school decided to participate to this project, promoted by Students Lab Association, because students learnt the importance of “inventing” a job working together for the same goal.
Essere trainer significa vivere un’esperienza bellissima, a contatto con i giovani, docenti motivati, un’esperienza sempre nuova ed emozionante. Sono diversi anni che faccio il trainer, ed ogni anno esco dalle fiere a cui partecipo con emozioni sempre nuove.
Being trainer means living a beautiful experience in direct contact with motivated students and teachers, it is always a new and exciting experience. I have participated to many different projects during the last years and I take part to the competitions with new emotions every time.
L’esperienza da trainer è una sorta di sfida, bisogna mettersi alla prova tutti i giorni, seguire i ragazzi, motivarli, aiutarli nella realizzazione pratica di un qualcosa, far capire fin dalle scuole superiore cosa significa entrare nel mondo del lavoro, aiutarli a realizzare un’attività in proprio viste le ostilità del mondo del lavoro, soprattutto per i giovani.
The trainer’s experience is a challenge, he tests himself, he follows the students step by step, he motivates them, he helps them in the realization of something concrete, he explains to them what entering in the job world means.
Ho vissuto in prima persona l’esperien
The satisfaction of reaching the national competition is priceless. The students are extraordinary and the organization behind an event is amazing.
In tutte le mie collaborazioni in occasione delle varie Competizioni Students Lab, ho sempre vissuto momenti fantastici, emozioni e soprattutto e stretto tante belle nuove amicizie! COMPLIMENTI. Un saluto a tutto lo staff, a tutti i collaboratori e ne approfitto per complimentarmi con le Mini-Company che si sono aggiudicati i primi posti alla competizione Nazionale! A presto!
In every collaboration to the Students Lab Competitions, I have always lived fantastic moments and emotions! I have also known so many people! I would like to greet staff and coworkers! Finally but not last, congratulations to the mini-companies that won the first award in the national competition!