2023-2024 / PROJ0018-1

Start-up creation project


20h Th, 80h Proj.

Number of credits

 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering5 crédits 


Quentin Louveaux

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course consists in the participation to the Startech contest.

The contest operates in groups of students. Each group must propose a startup idea and make it evolve over the course of the year. In order to make the idea progress, the students must show their ability to meet the right people: potential customers, potential competitors, potential investors. An important part of the project therefore consists in the development of didactic presentations of the idea as well as the development of a serious business plan. The teams of students are helped and supervised by coaches, specialized in the creation of startups.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The student will have developed essential soft skills needed for the creation of a startup.

  • presentation skills
  • being able to present an idea to potential customers or investors
  • being able to write a business plan

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

One weekly session with the coaches and need to "get out of the building" in between the sessions to have the idea evolve.

In addition, they are asked to develop their startup idea by meeting the right people between sessions. A final presentation of the idea is scheduled for May in front of a jury made up of coaches, academics and business creators. The jury chooses a winning team that represents the University of Liège at the national final of the competition in the fall.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

3 criteria:

  • the grade given by the coaches
  • a written report submitted three days before the final presentation
  • the grades from the jury at the final presentation.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The weekly session is organized on Fridays afternoon in the second semester.


For academic issues: q.louveaux@uliege.be

For issues related to the startech contest: yves.warnant@arvest.be


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