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Innovation Days Berlin

At the Innovation Days, everyone comes together to create something new – no matter if you are an entrepreneurial student, designer, engineer or business leader. The Innovation Days is where you’ll turn ideas into prototypes in 48 hours. Students from any University in Berlin are invited to join the week-long Summer course around the Innovation Days at the TU Berlin for free.

Why join?

For companies, it’s a a great way to leverage Open Innovation and explore startup-driven innovation. Participants gain experience, learn with others and create career opportunities.



Open your innovation process and collaborate with entrepreneurial students to foster innovation that benefits your customers, your organization, and our society.



Join the Innovation Days for experiential learning experiences that will build your skills that you will need to thrive.

Identify innovation opportunities

Accelerate innovation

Engage current and future employees

Your opportunities

Gain experience

Learn with others

Create opportunities

Your opportunities

How it works


Our company partners frame their innovation challenges.


Participants create their ideas in preparation for the event.


Participants pitch ideas, form teams and show their prototype after 48 hours.


The best solutions get company support to move toward proof-of-concept.


Day 1: Ideate

Participants pitch ideas company partners, mentors and visitors. Teams form around the ideas. Each team needs to have managers, designers and engineers.

Day 2: Prototype

Participants develop prototypes. Company partners and mentors coach teams.

Day 3: Validate

Participants show solutions during prototype expo. Company partners and mentors judge solutions. Winning teams receive collaboration incentive to work towards proof-of-concept.

16.00 Check-in & networking

17.00 Welcome remarks

17.15 Companies present challenges

17.30 Pitch your idea

18.30 Team building

19.30 Register your team

20.00 Refine ideas

8.30 Check-in meeting, program overview, thematic introduction

9.00 Validate problem

13.00- Mentoring sessions

17.00 Mentoring sessions

18.30 Update meeting (team leaders)

19.00 Improve prototypes

8.30 Check-in meeting

9.00  Test
11.00 Mentoring sessions

13.30  Set up prototype booth & Submit pitch deck

14.00- Prototype expo

16.30 Feedback from company partners & Presentation winning solutions

17.00 Discuss how to make your idea happen

Open end Network & Discuss next steps

Download the full schedule here.

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