Speakers' corner 2020 Edition

Speakers’ corner 2020: the first pilot edition of Speakers’ Corner involved 25 students from the three universities, who attended the first workshop of the project on October 5th at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, where web communication professionals, journalists, media experts and digital entrepreneurs took turns with suggestions and insights. The students then made a video, supported by specialists from the three universities, Lugano Living Lab, L’ideatorio and RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera.

Students had the opportunity to participate in the project through a call open from April to September 15th 2020, the closing date for sending the abstract of their research verified by the teachers of the three universities.

The selection was made according to the following criteria: 

  • Relevance of the thesis/research with the themes of digitisation and/or technological innovation
  • If the research work is completed: it must have been evaluated with a grade ≥ 8
  • If the research work is ongoing: the student is required to receive the approval of the professor who will carry out an anti-plagiarism verification and check the correctness of the proposed contents.

During the Swiss Digital Days – which which took place between November 1st and 3rd – the students’ videos were made available  from the federal community of the Digital Days and from all the public on the link digitaldays.swiss/en/lugano . The platform has been created by digitalswitzerland, of which Lugano Living Lab is a partner, and will bring national visibility to young talent and their research studies.


Speakers’ corner is a project promoted by the City of Lugano and L*3 in collaboration with:

  • FUS- Franklin University Switzerland, 
  • SUPSI- Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera italiana, 
  • USI- Università della Svizzera italiana and L’Ideatorio-USI.

The videos produced by the students are an integral part of the schedule proposed by Lugano Living Lab during the Swiss Digital Days (November 1 – 3, 2020), with a nationwide visibility in favor of young talents and their research studies.