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CERN Bootcamp

CERN BootCamp is an innovative study concept, which is co-created together with CERN, universities and companies. CERN Bootcamp 2022 will be organised between June 6th and 11th, 2022.

Multidisciplinary Master´s Studies

CERN BootCamp is an innovative study concept, which is co-created together with CERN, universities and companies for each implementation. BootCamp provides a unique international learning experience to the group of Master’s degree students with multidisciplinary educational background. The focus of the studies is to solve societal problems or challenges of the case organizations by applying service design methods to have a genuinely people centered, empathetic approach.

There will be 25 places available for the Bootcamp

  • 21 master’s degree students from Haaga-Helia/Laurea/Metropolia
  • 2-4 students from Universities of Helsinki/Aalto/Jyväskylä/Lappeenranta-Lahti/Tampere

The selection of students will be made based on the students’ study achievements, phase of studies, motivation to participate, interaction skills, and the information provided in the application form and group discussion. In addition, multidisciplinarity of the student group will be taken into account in the selection process. 

The work in Bootcamp will mainly be done in teams so the students are expected to be committed to teamwork during the whole Bootcamp process and in the assignments.

There are three sustainable development goals (SDG) that will to address in 2022 out of the following five: SDG3, SDG11, SDG12, SDG15 and SDG17. The students develop solutions to the global challenges linked with these goals with inspirations from and design of application opportunities of cutting-edge technologies developed in ATTRACT program. Three from these SDGs are selected for student challenges based on their popularity among the applicants.

Detailed application schedule 2022:

  • Application period: 14th January - 31st January 2022
  • Pre-selection of students (based on the student's study achievements, phase of studies, and the information provided in the application form): by 11th February 2022
  • Group discussion: 3rd March 2022 between 12-18, at Haaga-Helia Pasila
  • Student selection: latest 6th March 2022


CERN Bootcamp 2022 consists of: 

  • Kickoff days: 25th March and 26th March, 2022 at 9-16.30 in Laurea Tikkurila campus, address: Ratatie 22, 01300 Vantaa
  • Intensive week Switzerland/Geneva: 6th - 11th June, 2022 (departure to Switzerland already on 5th June 2022)

Pre-assignments as well as course assignments are also included to the studies. Extent of the studies is 10 ects. 

After accomplishing CERN Bootcamp students will be able to apply service design approach and basic tools to design sustainable innovations. They will adopt a holistic approach to all aspects of service innovation and development and will be able to act as a developer in open innovation networks.

Travelling to Switzerland and Covid-19

The COVID-situation and its implications for both travel to Switzerland and entry to CERN is dynamic and subject to changes. To consult information to enter Switzerland,  please go here. More info on CERN-specific  COVID measures and entry restrictions can be found here. Please note that CERN reserves the right to modify entry conditions to the site at a short notice.
In addition to holding EU Digital Covid Certificate, all students are required to take Covid test in Finland before the trip.


Travelling costs to/from Switzerland and accommodation at the CERN hostel are mainly covered by the universities of applied sciences. The costs for the students in Switzerland consist mainly of bus or tram tickets to get around and also breakfast, lunch and dinner costs.

When travelling to Switzerland please notice that Switzerland is not an EU-country. It is important that you ensure that all the needed travelling documents are valid before the trip. The students have to apply for needed documents by themselves.

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More information:

CERN Bootcamp's Blog 2019

Want to know more about the Bootcamp experience?

Check out the blog of CERN Bootcamp