Advantages for the commissioning body
- input from a group of students over a given period will enable you to make rapid progress on a particular issue or project
- as well as delivering a final report, the group will report back to you regularly so that you can monitor progress and provide guidance
- you can request data protection measures be put in place to ensure that confidentiality is respected.

Benefits for our students
- a different method of acquiring skills
- the opportunity to experience an actual work situation
- builds cohesion within year groups
- learning to work as a team
- practical application of project management techniques studied in class.

A social enterprise project in Year 2 of the bachelor’s programme

Goal: to give the students their first experience of work as they implement an actual economic development project. This boosts their motivation, and they learn to work independently.

Period: mid-January to mid-April

Examples of past projects: local food bank distribution, collection and distribution of clothing, development of an anti-waste app, development of data science tools for a charity, etc. 

Data analysis and monitoring project in Year 1 of the master’s programme

Goal: to enable students to use the data collection and processing techniques and/or data analysis methods studied in the context of a collaborative project. To offer work experience, where students work for a commissioning company or public sector body.

Period: beginning of December to end of February

Examples of past projects: identification of innovative players in a given geographical area, creation of a database of potential clients, mapping and categorising the players in a given economic sector, market research, etc. 

Regional Development Workshop in Year 2 of the master’s programme

Goal: all Year 2 students participate in the Regional Development Workshop, which takes place over one week. Students work on a regional development topic, applying their theoretical knowledge to a real-world situation.

Period: end of October

Master of Data Science and Innovation Management Year 2 project groups

Goal: to offer students work experience in supporting public- or private-sector decision-making with a focus on innovation by offering them the opportunity to work for a commissioning body.

Period: mid-September to mid-March

Examples of past projects: ‘reflective monitoring’ (simulation of a hacking attempt in order to detect potential weaknesses in a data protection system).

Political Engineering projects in Year 2 of the master’s programme

Goal: to offer students work experience in supporting public policy decision-making and evaluating public policies, by offering the opportunity to work for a commissioning local authority. The Political Engineering projects carried out in Year 2 of the master’s programme are coordinated by the Public Factory. The idea is to respond to the strong demand from the community of students, teachers and partners of Sciences Po Lyon for supervised ‘real-world’ training. The students work in project mode, in groups of about five, on a project commissioned by a public sector partner.

Period: mid-September to mid-March

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