The PITON program aims to bring students and companies together to meet the challenges of innovation and digital transformation. It gives you the opportunity to learn and do a paid internship in start-up mode, as part of a multi-skilled student team, enriching everyone's knowledge.
PITON offers around forty internships with companies in the 2 Savoie region in a variety of sectors: outdoor, luxury goods, energy, dermatology, transport, etc.
Each project is based on a company's needs. For several months, you work on a project as part of a multidisciplinary team, made up of 3 to 5 students and company employees.
You work in start-up mode in a dedicated coworking space at the university and/or in a company, putting your knowledge and creativity at the service of the project and your team to come up with a prototype, a viable development, new organizational methods and so on.
Taking the initiative and sharing your ideas will be part of your daily routine. You'll gain confidence in your ability to manage projects, work as part of a team and adapt to change - all essential skills for your future career!
3 good reasons to do a piton internship
Wondering why you should do a PITON internship rather than a conventional one?
Here are 3 good reasons to join PITON (well, there are more than 3, but we're trying to keep it succinct!).
Whether it's editing the project schedule, carrying out a benchmark, drawing up specifications or developing a technical solution, the company trusts your team. You are the real players in the project! And your work has a real impact on the company, since it can lead to patents, prototypes and so on.
Each team member is selected by the company for his or her specific skills, which are essential to the project. You are the experts in your field, and you learn from your teammates and from the company employees who make up your team.
During your internship, there's always someone from the university to follow you and help your group if you need it. The PITON coordinators are there to help you with any problems or material needs you may have. And every month, the USMB referents provide you with their expertise and their objective view of the project.
The stages of a PITON training course
From April to September, the PITON team collects project proposals from companies and public bodies, and works with them to define the most suitable student profiles.
From September to November is the recruitment phase. The PITON team will provide you with project presentation sheets detailing the proposed assignments.
If you're interested in one or more projects, send in your CVs, and companies will offer you an interview if your profile catches their attention. If it's a good match, the internship will be validated!
February marks the start of the PITON adventure: the kick-off is a special opportunity for you to get to know your teammates and company project managers.
Two days of ice-breaking team-building activities in a relaxed atmosphere.
Let's get ready for several weeks of adventure! Right from the start in February, you'll have the opportunity to take 6 days of hands-on training in creativity (Creative Problem Solving method), innovation (innovation management, innovation culture, usages and new business models) and project management.
It's the ideal way to get your internship off to a good start, put your project on the right track and acquire new skills that will set you apart in your future career.
After these sessions, the teams work on their project, in startup mode, in the PITON coworking spaces and/or in-house. They have easy access to university facilities.
In June, at the end of your internship, the PITON Awards allow you to present the results of your work in front of an audience and a jury of professionals. The jury selects the 3 best pitches, based on the quality of the pitch rather than the substance of the project.
who can join piton?
There are plenty of profiles to choose from!
You must be a student at academics with a Bac +2 to Bac +5 level, in innovative fields such as: IT, industrial IT, instrumentation, marketing, finance, mechanics, materials, environment, construction, energy, business management and administration, multimedia and Internet professions, communication, sports science, etc.