The course sponsors were Slovenian company LIV Postojna and a Dutch company deVlamboog. The participating students came from EPFL from Switzerland, FME Ljubljana from Slovenia and TU Delft from the Netherlands. They formed five international teams. Two of the teams developed concepts and prototypes for an innovative vacuum cleaner. The other three teams developed portable breathing protection units for fresh airs supply in a Welder’s mask.
The course began in February 2002 with an introductory videoconference meeting and finished with the closing workshop end of May 2002 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.