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early makers hub: project presentation to the School and the newly arrived Executive team

On Wednesday September 16th last, about 70 people were gathered in Lyon’s 7th district, to exchange, discover and share the latest news on the early makers hub project, the future site of emlyon business school.

In the audience, a majority of students among whom 30 or so new intake of the Grande Ecole Program who will be lucky enough to actually experience this future campus in just a few years, but also representatives of the various student associations of the School. Were also present, Isabelle Huault, who recently came into office as President of the Executive Board and Dean of the School, Annabel-Mauve Bonnefous and Sylvie Jean, respectively Director of Degree Programs and Director of the Grande Ecole Program.

On the agenda:

👉 A presentation of the project in all its aspects to the Township, in Gerland, just a few hundred meters away from the Hub: Teddy Breyton, Director of the project and Thierry Picq, Director of the early makers development, presented the concept, the latest developments of the hub and how the whole of emlyon’s community came together as one around the Hub’s construction: “The idea behind a school in a city center is to bind students with their ecosystem – businesses, housing, shops, cultural centers, sport actors – in order for them to grow towards an education without walls, a more humane Hub favoring encounters. This project is more than just building walls, tables and chairs, it is about genuinely creating a concept and bring it to life as a co-construction with the whole of users and partners”.

Several of the partners of the School and of the project also attended the evening presentation, in particular Didier Budin, in charge of the Mission Gerland, who spoke about the role of the Hub within a more global project of urban renewal of the Gerland district, under the leadership of the Metropolis and the City of Lyon: “This implementation at the heart of a very dynamic neighborhood, quite an evidence for the localization of emlyon’s future Hub”.

Finally, as a testimony of how strongly the student community is implicated in this project, Darren Chout, a student from the Grande Ecole Program, unveiled a virtual pre-model of the campus he made as part of his professional activity, while Clara Lesage and Mariana Cardenas, also students from the Grande Ecole Program and implicated in the future student life in Gerland, shared the results of their works. As a conclusion, Isabelle Huault took the floor to reassert the importance of this “unifying project for emlyon’s community, embodying our early makers pedagogy, and aligned with our 2025 strategic plan”, and her will to “maintain a collegial approach including the School’s stakeholders to move forward collectively in this project.”

👉  In for a site visit at the end of the presentation. Guests were able to walk over the 30,000 m2 of the future Hub. As a means to take in the dimension of the project and to look ahead a few years from now, but also to capture the moment with a few pictures of emlyon’s community as one.

encounters. This project is more than just building walls, tables and chairs, it is about genuinely creating a concept and bring it to life as a co-construction with the whole of users and partners”.

Several of the partners of the School and of the project also attended the evening presentation, in particular Didier Budin, in charge of the Mission Gerland, who spoke about the role of the Hub within a more global project of urban renewal of the Gerland district, under the leadership of the Metropolis and the City of Lyon: “This implementation at the heart of a very dynamic neighborhood, quite an evidence for the localization of emlyon’s future Hub”.

Finally, as a testimony of how strongly the student community is implicated in this project, Darren Chout, a student from the Grande Ecole Program, unveiled a virtual pre-model of the campus he made as part of his professional activity, while Clara Lesage and Mariana Cardenas, also students from the Grande Ecole Program and implicated in the future student life in Gerland, shared the results of their works. As a conclusion, Isabelle Huault took the floor to reassert the importance of this “unifying project for emlyon’s community, embodying our early makers pedagogy, and aligned with our 2025 strategic plan”, and her will to “maintain a collegial approach including the School’s stakeholders to move forward collectively in this project.”

👉  In for a site visit at the end of the presentation. Guests were able to walk over the 30,000 m2 of the future Hub. As a means to take in the dimension of the project and to look ahead a few years from now, but also to capture the moment with a few pictures of emlyon’s community as one.

👉 So what’s next? Laying the first foundation stone!

In the meantime, view the event’s video on the dedicated website!