XYZ Camp

If you want to know more about the CTE and X-Labs/Grinn Lab call for application 2024 click here

XYZ Talks

XYZ: What do these three letters put together mean?

Three letters, three generations: generation X (65-80), generation Y (1981-95/96) and generation Z (1995/96-2010) collaborating to address challenges and opportunities created by the ecological and digital transition and transformation towards a sustainable development for future generations.

Learn from the X generation, act as Y generation and think like Z generation!

Check out the real value of XYZ Talks and Webinars

Law, Digital Innovation & Sustainability MSc & X-Labs

What is the aim of LDIS MSc?

The Master of Science in Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability equips experts in innovation – and in particular, students with a legal or managerial background – with the instruments necessary to interpret the current digital and ecological transitions in society and the economy, offering them a solid legal background with equally strong interdisciplinary, managerial and technical knowledge.

  • New managerial, business and financial paradigms need to be carved out in order to face the challenges posed by industry automation and climate change

  • Law is a fundamental tool to navigate the ever more complexity and uncertainty that business, social and institutional actors have to face

  • Mastering emerging technologies and disruptive business models, enabling cooperation between multiple stakeholders and designing new forms of sustainable and inclusive partnerships are the required skills.

  • The Next Generation EU funding scheme in addition to the pre-existing EU Research and Innovation Programs will significantly invest on this open and collaborative innovation approach

LDIS Engagement Program (Scholarships and Studentships)

Scholarships for LDIS prospective students (funded by LabGov.City, Ratp-Dev, NTT Data, Technip, EY, Qualcomm, Fondazione Gasbarri - Alleanza Assicurazioni, Energy Earth Awards) are available. For more information about financial aid, please click here if you are a Luiss student. Otherwise, if you are an international student, please click here for more information.

Research & Innovation Studentships are also available for enrolled students to support R&I projects.

Enquiry-Based and Inno-Preneurial Approach

In the two years of the program, students who wish to become managers of innovation and sustainability are engaged in enquiry-based and inno-preneurial activities. They will put their acquired knowledge into practice by experimenting with concrete applications in different laboratories aimed at creating:

  • fundraising proposals,
  • EU projects,
  • start-ups,
  • sustainable business models and technology transfer processes,
  • fintech and green/sustainable finance mechanisms,
  • innovative governance and policy solutions:

R&I Lab

Students design in small teams, using collaborative tools, responsible research and innovation projects to submit proposals to the Horizon Europe R&I program.


The X-Labs support students to work on proof of concept with the partners and expose them to the ordinary work environment dynamics and social norms, retro-engineering the “training on the job" model into a “job on the training” approach. Students work in team with professional mentors to create mission-oriented innovations

Negotiation Lab

Students analyze the origin of conflicts and understand how to manage them, developing their negotiation skills to "create value" (win-win negotiation)


Students become protagonists of the technological and ecological transition, graduating with a thesis on their own impact project or start-up developed with the support of mentors and experts.

Face the underlying challenges of digital and green transitions attending X-labs

The X-labs are capstone modules that will engage students in groups of 5 to 10 with real-world challenges. Public, private, social organizations and innovators need to handle increasing complexity, uncertainty and insecurity, which make digital and ecological transition more cumbersome to achieve than before.

The X-labs expose students to the ordinary work environment dynamics and social norms, retro-engineering the “training on the job” model into a “job on the training” approach:

  • innovative and experimental problem-based teaching methodology

  • facilitation and brokering role played by Luiss faculty members and partners’ professional mentors

  • students design and build a proof of concept and then pitch it to the X-Labs jury composed by partners’ top executives.

  • Students work as professionals from the first day in order to develop innovative solutions

The X-Labs program

The future of cities and regions

Solution: Free Way - using sensors to improve the traffic situation in Rome

  • Mentor: ENEA

The future of transportation

Solution: Youth Move - how technology can provide partially fare-free. public transportation

  • Mentor: RATP Dev-Italia

The future of energy, telcos & networks

Solution: E2C - aiming to create the first University-led Energy Community Network.

  • Mentor: Enel Foundation

The future of industry & manufacturing

Solution: EcoHub - it is an innovation hub composed by students always projected to innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges of our societies.

  • Mentor: T.EN Italy Solutions S.p.A.;

The future of wellbeing

Solution: Stop It - Share your doubts, Talk to experts, Overcome your fears Prevent, Inform others, Take care.

  • Mentor: Bip with the collaboration of MSD

The future of Earth

Solution: E.A.R.T.H.- Ecologically Acting to Reduce Toxic Hazard, nature-based solution for polluted areas.

  • Mentor: LabGov ETS

During this third edition the involvement in the design of students and tutors from the Universities of Tilburg, Mannheim, Bergen, Sofia, Vienna and Toulouse, who participated in the experimentation conducted as part of the Engage University.Eu project, has continued to be implemented stimulating attention to European replicability and/or scalability in the design.

The X-Labs program contributes significantly and is oriented towards the realisation of the objectives and activities of the Casa delle Tecnologie Emergenti in Rome (Rome Open Lab), of which Luiss is a main partner.

As in the previous year, the X-Labs will be part of the 360 startup track in cooperation with the Casa delle Tecnologie Emergenti. In addition, this year,the secondary school students will also be able to participate in the track through possible admission to the Grinn Lab.

If you want to know more about the X-Labs click here.

If you want to know more about the GrInn Lab click here.

For information and support, please, write an email to this address:

The proposals emerging from the Spring 2023 X-Labs program will also have further room for improvement thanks to a dedicated space for them in the second edition of Common Home events organize by LabGov ETS, Assoholding and Regenerative Marketing Institute.

Further activities to develop the ideas, projects, and solutions elaborated by students within the Spring 2023 X-Labs program will take place during the Summer 2023.

FOUNDATIONAL THEORIES OF THE MSc in Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability

The enquiry-based models


Students develop skills to design cutting-edge innovations, addressing real-world challenges with LDIS partners.


Indeed, core courses and labs challenge students in working groups to prototype disruptive solutions for the digital and ecological transition.

Job on the training

Students work as professionals in innovation units integrated with partners to develop solutions as part of their courses/labs evaluation, internships and final project.

Challenge-based learning

builds on problem-based learning models where students engage in self-directed work scenarios by giving them opportunity to focus on a significant challenge addressed to developing local solutions (Johnson, 2009)

Project-based learning

Project-based learning (PBL) will lead to wide variation in the quality of project design and classroom implementation challenging problems or questions with a sustained inquiry (Buck Institute for Education 2015) as "we learn from reflecting on experience” (Dewey, 1933)

Open Science and Citizen Science

Deepening the relationship between science and society and reinforcing public confidence in science, the EU has been favouring an informed engagement of citizens and civil society on research and innovation matters by promoting science education, by making scientific knowledge more accessible, by developing responsible research and innovation agendas that meet citizens' and civil society's concerns and expectations

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

create a research and innovation friendly and open environment to stimulate students to simultaneously and sustainably start to tackle low economic growth, limited job creation and global challenges such as health, well-being, security, food, natural resources, climate and energy (European Commission, 2018). Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is a term used by the European Union's Framework Programmes to describe scientific research and technological development processes that take into account effects and potential impacts on the environment and society.

Mission-oriented innovation

knowledge engine of a missions-oriented public innovation unit that will change policies (Mazzucato, 2018) which has inspired a new approach to target social, economic and environmental issues.

Re-creating the innovation ecosystem

Building on the triple helix model of innovation, based on a relationship between university, industry, government and advanced the idea of a quintuple helix or pentahelix model of innovation for governance of the city as a commons (Etzkowitz & Leydesdorff, 2000; Carayannis & Campbell, 2010; Barth, 2011; Iaione, 2016)

Ostrom and the science of sustainability

the design principles of governance of the commons enucleated by Nobel laureate in Economics Elinor Ostrom (1990): cooperation and communities are key elements for long-endurability

Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability in the media

Il corso in Law, digital innovation and sustainability largo e interdisciplinare formerà manager dell’innovazione e della sostenibilità come Chief Sustainability officers, Chief Innovation officers, Chief risk/compliance officers, Chief Operating officers.


ll corso in Law, digital innovation and sustainability volto a formare figure professionali in grado di accompagnare aziende e amministrazioni verso la transizione ecologica e digitale.

Vanity Fair

Law, digital innovation and sustainability si focalizza sulle “soluzioni per la transizione ecologica e digitale”

La Repubblica

Volete puntare sulla transizione ecologica? Le nostre università e business school propongono diversi corsi con borsa di studio (o riduzione delle tasse) sul tema per il prossimo anno accademico. C’è «Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability» di Luiss, per esempio. È un corso di laurea magistrale internazionale (almeno cinque borse a copertura totale e parziale finanziate da aziende partner), che forma manager dell’innovazione e della sostenibilità attraverso il «job on the training». Infatti, dopo una prima infarinatura teorica, si inizia a lavorare sulla progettazione europea.

Corriere della Sera

In Luiss il tema della sostenibilità è inteso in una dimensione ampia, sullo stesso piano dell’interdisciplinarietà e del digitale. Dall’attenzione all’ambiente all’aspetto sociale ed economico, la sostenibilità è centrale nella didattica, con il corso di laurea Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability.


LDIS Students participate in Open Doors

Open Doors


Discover your future Job Opportunities.

Innovation or Sustainability Managers. Experts who work for large private, public, social organizations in the coordination of integrated business or administrative units who manage digital or ecological transition processes with multidisciplinary abilities in system thinking, risk management and legal analysis.


Lawyers 4.0 (Legal Innovation Designers/Data Protection and Security Managers/Cyber Risk Managers/Risk Officers). Legal experts in the design and coding of new legal infrastructure in a phase of digital, technological, climatic and social transition contributing to risk analysis, cyber risk management, data protection, privacy management and compliance in large private, public, social organizations by using legal design thinking and lateral thinking

Students Experience & Thoughts

I believe that the Law, digital innovation and sustainability master is a great chance to acquire a multidisciplinary background.

Indeed, digitalisation and sustainability are key to address the global challenges the world is facing.

- Sofia

The LDIS master is an effective chance to foster themes such as sustainability and digitalisation in the current evolving era.

This course literally puts the progress in your hands.

- Ilaria

One of the thing I appreciate the most of this master program is how it manages to create a stimulating environment preparing us to face the many challenges of our era.

The confrontation with students, professors and professionals comin g from different backgrounds helps us understanding many points of view on such delicate matters.

- Chiara

As my future profession I would like to do something that allows me to help people, what better occasion if not helping the planet people live in?!

This master course opens you the gate towards the future, a future that you have to create.

- Alessio

Being part of the LDIS family has been the most stimulating part of this course.

Getting in touch with international and italian students and some of the most important scholars of law, digitalisation and sustainability in the world expanded my horizon towards a new comprehension of the world we live in.

- Giannandrea

The themes of sustainability and digitalization have always been the focus of my interest and taking part in this master course has allowed me to get to the heart of the dynamics and central issues.

Dynamism and multidisciplinarity are certainly two key words to describe this course of studies that can allow you to concretely help the community and the planet.

- Josette

TheMScinLaw,InnovationandSustainability isatrueimmersionintherealworld, delves into and addresses our times’ challenges. It makes you “be” the change you want for our society.

Thanks to our working method I learned what "collaboration" and "cooperation" really mean and how important they are.

- Margherita P.

I was particularly impressed by the name of the course, why “law”? I then understood that we are brought to think and sustainability and digital innovation are good as such but unfortunately this is not true.

They can lead to job losses for example. Therefore we need to understand legal frameworks in order to create a truly inclusive and beneficial future for everyone.

- Tommaso