From Idea to Prototype in 48 hours

The Innovation Days connect companies and entrepreneurial students to prototype solutions in 48 hours.

Why join?

Companies

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

Identify innovation opportunities

Accelerate innovation

Engage current and future employees

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Participants

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

Gain experience

Learn with others

Create opportunities

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How it works?

1

Challenge

Companies share their innovation challenge. Participants brainstorm ideas.

2

Idea to Prototype

Participants pitch ideas and build prototypes. Companies mentor teams and evaluate solutions.

3

Pilot

Companies provide collaboration incentive. Participants get support to implement solution.

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Schedule

Day 1: Ideate

Pitch your idea to tackle one of the challenges. Convince others to join your team. Each team brings together designers, engineers, and managers.

Day 2: Prototype

Develop your prototypes. Mentors and company partners support your team.

Day 3: Validate

Show your solution during the prototype expo. Winning teams receive support to implement their idea.

Progress

14

Events since 2013.

47

Companies ranging from regional SMEs to global corporations.

1054

Participants from over 20 Universities.

199

Prototypes developed. Around 20 turned into pilot projects.

Benefiting companies and participants

Pushing the limits

Its amazing to experience that students with totally different backgrounds can push their limits together. Starting off with a raw idea and being able to push this idea all the way to a working prototype in only 48 hours, is an experience that is not only fun, but also teaches you what it means to actively shape our future.

Ramona Participant ID 2016

The experience as a whole

I would strongly recommend the event to peers, the preparation, the pitch, the team building and the mentors that added value to the working process. The experience as a whole was great.

Vincenz Participant ID 2016

Practical implementation

The Innovation Days 2016 was a great chance to combine practical implementation with subject-specific skills assisted by various academic and expert knowledge.

Marco Participant ID 2016

Open for learning

We wanted to get outsiders to tackle our key challenge. The insights we received were inspirational and valuable for planning our future.

Stefan Ortner Risk Expert at alpS

Surprising results

I joined the prototype expos for three years and I was always impressed with the quality of the solutions. A positive surprise what can result from 48 hours.

Franz Bailom Founder in-manas

New perspectives

The cross-functional teams approached our challenge from a different perspective. Our team was fueled by the energy of the 48 hours.

Reinhard Jennewein CEO Stadtwerke Wörgl

Partners & Participants

Selected company partners I See all

Swarovski
volvo
trivago
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Selected university participants I See all

2_UniversitätSalzburg
1_MCI
5_TUBerlin
6_HPU

Selected partners I See all

1_SAT
1_WKO
4_Sketch
6_HTA