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Students Challenge: Great Final: Monday, June 22nd, 2020One night to conceive tomorrow's campus

On Monday, June 22nd, at 11 am, watch the live final and award ceremony of our Students Challenge.

Final: Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Since November 18th, 2019, the 3 pre-selected teams have been working on the implementation of their project. On June 22nd, they had 10 minutes to defend their results through a short pitch in front of the jury, and 10 minutes to exchange with its members.

Due to the health regulations in force to fight against COVID-19, there was no in situ admittances on that day. However, the final will was recorded and streamed on the university’s YouTube chain.


Jury and award ceremony

Results of the challenge will be known on the D-day.

Prizes will be awarded by the jury members:

  • Mohamed AMARA, President of the UPPA
  • Xavier ARNAULD DE SARTRE, President of Ecocène
  • Saïd HASNAOUI, Director of Lacq Odyssée
  • Lionel MARTINEZ, representant of the Pau Béarn Pyrénées conurbation
  • Baptiste PEYROU, Students Union Vice-President
  • Frédric PEZZIARDI, Director of the CLOUS
  • Gilles PIJAUDIER-CABOT, E2S UPPA Executive Director

Each member of the victorious team will be awarded a sum of 800. Those of the second and third team will each have 400 and 200 euros, respectively.

Their projects will also be presented on the stands of the Science Villages, on all UPPA sites, in October 2020, with the support of the Lacq Odyssée association. Some will be implemented within the campus, as part of the sustainable development mission and others will be the subject of a communication and dissemination to the public.

3 projets in competition

Participants were initially distributed in nine teams. Among these nine teams, four had their projects preselected by the jury after this sleepless night. Three of them are now, since November 18th, 2019, in the realization phase.

They have been granted both human and financial support, and had until June 22nd, 2020, to give life to their ideas.

Results and ranking





Amount allocated for the feasibility study

1st place


Develop and preserve biodiversity in green spaces, on all campus

600 €

2nd place


(support, self-development and fulfilment)

Creation of a support group, on all campuses, to support students in their struggle

400 €

3rd place

Au Foyer Solidaire

Creation of a “solidarity home” with access to a convivial space and a solidarity fridge

1 000 €


You can watch the final's video here (in French only).


For the record :

  • Registration from September 16th to October 10th, 2019.
  • Night of the event: from November 7th (7pm) to November 8th (8am), 2019 
  • Projects presentation (in 5 min): November 8th, 2019 (9am)
  • Pre-selection: November 8th, 2019 (10am)
  • Pre-selection Results: November 8th, 2019 (10:30am)
  • Notification to the pre-selected teams:  November 12th, 2019
  • Progress report and pitch training: January 30th, 2020
  • Implementation: from November 18th, 2019 to  June 22nd, 2020
  • Final and award ceremony: June 22nd, 2020.

Students Challenge: One night to conceive tomorrow's campus

Défi étudiant E2S UPPA 2019 : Une nuit pour concevoir le campus de demain

In 2019, E2S UPPA laid down a challenge to all its students (except for PhD students):
                                 Imagine tomorrow’s campus.

Students had a whole night, from November 7th to the 8th, to conceive tomorrow’s campus. To do so, students could choose whatever approach suits them!

The event took place on the campus, in Pau.

Shuttles between the campuses of Anglet, Bayonne, Mont de Marsan and Tarbes were available on the evening of the 7th and the morning of the 8th.


Food was offered to all the participants. A relaxation area was available and many surprise activities were scheduled along the night.

What outcome for the challenge’s winners?

Students who wanted to take up on this challenge had to register online individually. Their participation is valorized in their curriculum.
Teams who came out on the top after this night have until April 2020 to develop their project.

Winners (top 3) will be awarded with a price.

Poster- Students Challenge

On D-night…

Multidisciplinary teams – of 2 to 5 students - were formed in the evening.

Each team had the whole night to prepare a short presentation of their project (what they would like to realize and an estimation of the budget needed to do so) that they were to submit, on Friday morning, to the preselection jury.