Contamination Lab

Goals and contents

Ca’ Foscari Contamination lab (CLab) is a real and virtual space which enables knowledge contamination. It promotes a culture of entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation and action, as well as interdisciplinarity and new learning models to reduce the gap between education and innovation.

The Contamination lab aims at enhancing students’ creativity and supporting creative and sustainable ideas by launching new companies or introducing innovation in existing ones. The university becomes a platform for exploration on training and innovation while stimulating creative “collisions” that can inspire new solutions for urgent problems within economy, politics or society.

The lab is a place of experimentation on relevant themes such as: Digital Transformation; Innovation for the made and designed in Italy; Sustainability; Creative industries; Social innovation.


Educational Programmes and Student Services Area
tel. 041 234 7523


The following persons can take part in the Contamination Lab:

  • Enrolled students in Bachelor's or Master's programmes at Ca' Foscari University of Venice and other universities;
  • Students about to enrol in Bachelor's or Master's programmes at Ca' Foscari University of Venice; 
  • High school students and Italian technical institutions (ITS) students;
  • Graduates of all ages and fields, who graduated from any Italian or international university.

Ca’ Foscari students can obtain 6 ECTS, following the published procedures indicated in the recognition of university credits.


February 5th - March 16th 2018, Fashion, Culture and Tourism

To apply fill-in the online form by 11.59pm Sunday January 14th 2018.

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Calendar of events:

  • Launching CF-CLab and introducing the partners: Thursday December 21st 2017, 2pm-6pm
  • Welcoming the selected participants: Friday January 26th 2018, 10am-6pm
  • Lab: February 5th - March 16th 2018 (6 weeks)
  • Mentoring, soft skills and business angels: March 2018
  • Selecting and awarding outstanding ideas: Friday April 6th 2018, 2pm-6pm (final event)