Explora Certificate

September 2019 - January 2020


An exclusive, agile laboratory to explore and solve your business challenges


The Explora Certificate is a practice-oriented programme created for students to acquire technical and behavioral skills based on the "Test & Learn" approach and developed in conjunction with our partner companies.

A unique opportunity to:

  • > Develop your employer brand by building a close relationship with highly talented candidates
  • > Detect your future employees by working alongside them
  • > Benefit from ideas and solutions from a young and multi-cultural generation





An exploratory team trip


This initiative of 5 to 6 months is carried out each year in conjunction with partner companies.
The company submits a specific business problem to final year students from different specializations who, in return, have to deliver a functional prototype at the end of the course.
The programme ends with a "Demo Day" bringing together a hundred participants each year.



participants since 2015 (among 838 applicants)


prototypes and accomplished missions



of students recommend the programme


average score given to the programme by partner companies


Tested & Approved by


8 participants in 2019-2020's edition

The magic recipe of Explora

Since 2015


Test & Learn Approch

Responsability / Autonomy / Commitment

Teamwork focused on a project with the help of mentors

Top international final year students (MSc.)



An unparalleled laboratory for generating new ideas and solutions

Here are some examples of prototypes made by Explora students during the last three years



Mix & Match - La Redoute


What business model and digital experience to invest in the clothing market on demand?



Maison Pichon - StepOne Group


What kind of business concept would you launch as the first eco-friendly and 100% digital luxury brand?



Waf Planet - Nestlé x Purina


How to adapt our recently launched, disruptive and innovative pet platform in France?



Explora is an amazing adventure through which you can really grow humanly and professionally! I recommend it to any student who wishes to learn more about the digital world and who is ready to address the digital issues, large companies are currently facing

Cécile Aerts, Student

Hard & Soft Skills

Each programme allows a maximum of 50 students to develop a multitude of skills when confronting your current issues.


Career counselling

Digital Revolution

students in teams of 4

Supervised by Caroline Loisel


The programme is open to students from all MSc Business Management

Technical skills developed:
Data Analytics / Privacy / Cross-Channel Mix / E-merchandising / Responsive Design / User Experience / Digital Marketing / SEO / E-CRM / Fast Prototyping

Behavioral skills targeted:
Creativity and Sense for Innovation / Agility and Adaptation / Initiative and Entrepreneurship / Resilience / Self-training / Ability to work on a project


Dates to remember

If you wish to participate as a partner in the next edition of Explora,
here are the dates to remember:


July 25, 2019
Get involved in the Explora adventure


July 25, 2019
Send us your business problem


August 27, 2019
Onboarding lunch


September 12, 2019
Launch of the programme with the new class of students


September 19, 2019
Meeting of your team and participation in a round table

Lille Campus


October 17, 2019
Inside Your Company

Discovering your business processes / business approach


January 27, 2020
Company treks

Possibility to welcome between 10 and 15 certificate students in your premises


January 28, 2020
Demo Day

Presentation of the prototypes in front of a huge audience on the Campus in Paris.

Contact us

Do you want to recruit from a pool of talent selected for their determination and curiosity?

Do you have a Digital or Social Innovation project to submit?


Contact us >



Maria-Alejandra Larios

Maria-Alejandra LARIOS

International Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel +33 (0)4 93 18 69 16