At NECSTLab we organize many events: academics but also industrials, because we believe that developing an entrepreneurial mindset will be helpfull for students no matter the career path they will choose after graduation.
We believe in the importance of giving the students the chance of presenting their own projects and confront themselves with corporates approach and needs.

Academic Events

NECST Summer Workshop (NSW)
Organized for the first time in 2006, the NECST Summer Workshop is a yearly event, held at the end of July for team building and opinion sharing. This an event to present the work done over the year and discuss new ideas. This year more than 50 students have attended the event.

NECST Group Conference (NGC)
The NECST Group Conference (NGC) is the NECSTLab yearly event, held in San Francisco and in the Silicon Valley area, between May and June. The event was born from the idea of giving students the chance, by attending an international conference, to understand what does it means to do research and  networking and how to confront their own work with existing state of art. Moreover during the event they are exposed to some of the most important companies in the Bay Area having also the chance to present their own projects and get precious feedbacks.

Students Excellence Awards
These Awards offer to students a chance of getting access to specific scholarships for developing their thesis, promote and organize conferences and courses and get them involved in many research activities. Every year from 10 to 15 Excellence Award are granted to master and Phd students who have demonstrated excellence in their studies/research activities.

Industrial Events

NECST Research Line Fair Event
In 2016, during the two weeks spent in San Francisco for the NGC, we realized that students were not used to discomfort situations.
They were not used to handle a speech or pitch in front of a technical or corporate audience.
NECST Research Lines Fair events were born consequently aiming at creating for students moments of exposure to Italian local companies. Only by practicing they can learn how to handle difficulties and stressful situations. Every year we organize 2 Research Lines Fair Event for each one of our research lines. We believe that they also represent an opportunity for creating collaborations and identify synergies.

Hackathon @NECST
Hackaton @NECST Event are a series of hacking events helded 2/3 times per year. Within 48 hours from 30 to 150 students are challenged to present a prototype of their project. Each hackaton has a specific focus either on the technology adopter or the general topic.
The field of the challenge can also be suggested by a sponsor company.

NECST Group Conference Like Event @Milano
The NECST Group Conference Like Events @Milano were born aiming to creating for students moments of exposure to Italian local companies. Only by practicing they can learn how to handle difficulties and stressful situations. By visiting corporate headquarters they can also start to understand which career path is the best match according to their hard skills and personal characteristics.

NECST Tech Talk
Tech talks are a series of different events divided into two categories: the Special Talks are a series of experiential talks held by affiliates, alumnis or whoever interests and pleasure in sharing his own experience; instead, the NECST Friday Talks are a series of technical talks held every week (on Friday) by students, alumnis, affiliates or whoever  interests and pleasure in sharing his own work with all the members of DEIB.

NECSTCamp is a research project which aims to integrate an holistic approach into personal health. We aim to develop an integrate fitness tracker able to receive biometric and training data from different fitness tracker. The project involves 60 people between students and employees of NECSTLab who agreed to follow a shared fitness and food plan. Every week they are trained by a CrossFit coach (Andrea Alberti) and they are driven by a professional team composed of doctors, nutritionists and psychologists for an healthy lifestyle. During their training activity they are monitored with the OH1 fitness tracker by Polaris and from 2 to 4 times per year they are checked up by AVIS Milano and Humanitas University.