THE ULTIMATE
Digital Entrepreneur program
for high-achieving engineers

You are an engineering student in one of France's Grandes Ecoles or University

Your engineering course provides for a gap year prior to your specialization.

This gap year is an opportunity for you to get exceptional practical experience in direct contact with the world of business and get a hands-on head start for your career.

Join the Digital Tech Year — a gap year unlike any other !


Mélanie Bérard, Student at Centralesupelec (EN)


Alexander Micklewright, Student at Centralesupelec (EN)

You start off with 6 months of immersive training at the Paris Digital Lab.

You conceive and produce three prototypes, each time with a different client and addressing a different set of issues for leading companies.

You work full-time in a team of 3 or 4 and practice your skills in real-life situation with connected objects and full stack development.

Then you go on a paid internship in an international Digital Innovation Hub

with a start-up in San Francisco, New York City, Boston, London, or Hong Kong.

In one year you will have gained real-life experience by completing four challenging projects, including a full semester abroad.

You are a science or technology student at an internationally recognized university

You are a high-achieving computer science undergraduate student or enrolled in a leading engineering school at a top-tier university anywhere in the world.
You have advanced skills in coding, algorithms, data science, machine learning or similar digital technologies and want to be challenged in high-tech prototyping of connected objects and application development.


Sijing Cheng, Student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (CH/EN)


By joining one of our teams at the Paris Digital Lab for 2 months projects, you will be at the leading edge of digital innovation, helping major international companies find disruptive solutions to the high tech transformation of our time.

You will also have the opportunity to live a cultural experience at the very heart of Paris, networking with the next generation of the French Tech, and sharing your own expertise in an Open Innovation environment.

Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and everyone is encouraged to apply.

  • Learn-by-doing – No classrooms!
  • Work in teams of 3 or 4 engineering students from the prestigious Ecole CentraleSupélec
  • Develop a prototype addressing digital transformation issue of a major international company
  • Network with the next generation of the French tech at the heart of Paris

You are a Design Management student in a leading international school

You master the principles of design thinking and know how to deliver solution-oriented innovation.

You are able to conceive user-centered ideas to address the needs of your customers.

You know how to conceptualize through 3D modelling, story-boarding, and mock-ups.

To become a Digital Entrepreneur, you need to get a better understanding of the possibilities enabled by the latest technologies, work with state of the art engineers and network with the next generation of the French Tech.

By joining the Paris Digital Lab for 2 to 6 months, you can participate in an innovation project and test your skills in Design Thinking, plus work with students from complementary tech background who bring a different skillset to the table.

Join us at the Digital Tech Year @ CentralSupelec to gain a thorough understanding of the complete development process of digital products and connected objects.