Gain professional skills in an internship-like experience
IEU Labs are tutor-led spaces where students work closely with companies and institutions, collaborating in teams to develop real professional projects. The labs are an excellent opportunity for ambitious students who are looking for a hands-on experience where they can acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and professional skills.
Throughout the duration of the program, professors and industry experts will guide your journey to enhance your skills in marketing, funding, strategy, legal aspects and much more. You will be allowed to apply to the Lab that best fits your professional ambitions, or the Lab that simply appeals to your interests.
These are just a few of the companies to come out of the Start-Up Lab.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Students from all programs are welcome to apply to any IEU Lab, although they are primarily aimed at first- and second-year students.
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HOW MUCH WORK DOES A LAB INVOLVE?
IEU Labs require the full commitment of students to work hard and enjoy a hands-on, internship-like experience on campus. During the second semester, students will work for five consecutive months with a weekly workload of four to six hours. After students’ final exams and until the end of June, the project enters its intensive period, where the workload is between four and six hours a day.
At the beginning of the academic year, IEU Lab fairs are held in Segovia and Madrid. During this time, students can learn more about the projects available in each IEU Lab, and present their applications to participate. All IE University students are allowed to apply for the IEU Lab program.
A professor or expert will lead each Lab to support students throughout their journey. Each IEU Lab operates much like a small company, with working hours, timetables and deadlines. Students commit to working with certain companies on specific projects, which will be developed during a set timeframe.
From February through to the end of May, students work part-time for about four hours a week in the IEU Labs. During the month of June, students work full-time for four weeks. The daily workload during the full-time period will vary depending on the projects. Generally speaking, this period is made up of a class or seminar, project development, meetings and company visits. There are also weekly presentations, where students will share their progress.
The IEU Labs are long-term projects, which continue the following year with a new group of students. In some cases, students can continue with their research and consultancy projects, and may also use their findings for their final degree projects. Labs require a minimum number of students, and all participants will receive up to three ECT credits upon completion of the program. The grade will not apply to the student’s GPA, but a grade (0 to 10) will be listed on their transcript.