For Applicants

You will be matched with other motivated people and placed in a glass cube for four days, where you will be trying to solve a challenge and find an innovative and interdisciplinary solution to it. At the end of the fourth day, you will present your solution to a jury and have the chance to win a lot of fame and nice prizes.

Stay tuned for the InCube 2021 edition details

Each team will tackle a different and unique challenge. Each hut will provide a solution to a real world problem proposed by our industry partners.

Because we want you to interact with the people passing by. The glass stands also for transparency of new technologies with the public. Your work will hopefully inspire the people or at least ignite some thoughts.
As mentioned before, you will have 24 hour access to showers and toilets which are not part of the cube, but rather in the vicinity of the cube. Therefore, you are of course allowed to leave the cube. You will have the possibility to go out to interview people, prototype and do research if needed (like observing a specific target user in their place of work).
However, we want you to do the rest of the work inside of the cube and you are also going to sleep there. The cube will be your office and bedroom for those five days!

For Swiss participants:

Our focus is to ensure to create interdisciplinary teams and therefore you might be placed at any location. So it is wise to keep your schedule all free for those four days! Transport to the cube within Switzerland will be covered.

For other participants:

Only one team will be created for each location, thus no choice is offered.

Each cube will be the workplace of 5 participants but there are always more people around in case you need some help.


All students (BA, MA) and PhDs are welcome to apply! If you are eager to experience a new, crazy challenge and have an entrepreneurial and open-minded spirit, then you are exactly who we are looking for. For the cube in Boston, students (undergraduate, graduate or PhD) from in an around Massachusetts are welcome to apply.

We just need your time and commitment for the whole five days. Also, you should bring your own computer with charger, as well as some replacement clothes but please do not bring your whole closet in order to keep the cube tidy.
It will be an incredible experience with a lot of learning, fun, interesting teammates and the chance to be in contact with relevant industry partners. Also, you will get the potential for project incubation and support as follow-up – hopefully turning the ideas into startups!


Of course! Everyone is welcome to come and see from the outside what the teams are doing. You are also welcome to join the closing ceremony, more information will follow on this website.

Yes, transportation within Switzerland is covered for all participants.

The costs of travel to Switzerland are covered for international participants.

PrepCube is an online program. It will guide you through multiple online courses in order to provide you with essential entrepreneurial adroitness such as: negotiation skills, creativity, problem solving and decision making, and emotional intelligence. These skills will be handy for both your participation at InCube as well as your future as an entrepreneur.

OutCube is a workshop for team-building, workshops and will provide you with the necessary tools for InCube, your future as an entrepreneur, and international networking.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The results will be revealed in mid-August at the latest.

The grand prize is designed to incentivize teams to continue the development of their prototypes after the event. During the InCube period, there will be no stipend for prototyping, but sufficient materials will be provided.

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