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Defining your collaboration incentive

Collaboration incentives are a fundamental element of the challenge brief. They define the nature of the award to the best solutions.   Why offering a collaboration incentive? When we first started the Innovation Days, we used to reward the winning teams with cash prizes. In time, we realised...

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How to frame your challenge question

Once confirmed your participation in the Innovation Days, it is important to clarify expectations from the event. You should actively reflect on the motivations that lead you to consider the Innovation Days within your open innovation strategy. Your motivations shall be then translated into a...

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Innovation Days Rheintal Recap

Inaugural Innovation Days Rheintal tackled challenges to #ReimagineTomorrowTogether The Innovation Days Rheintal 2018 took place at the Spielboden in Dornbirn (AT) from November 21-23 in partnership with the Rhomberg Group, WISTO, V-start and Austria Wirtschaftsservice. Over 95 participants from FH Vorarlberg, MCI Management Center Innsbruck, HSR...

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Innovation Days Hawaii 2018 Recap

The inaugural Innovation Days Hawaii 2018 tackled sustainability and resilience challenges. The event ran in parallel to the Global Tourism Summit from October 1-3. Over 40 participants from Hawai’i Pacific University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kapiʻolani Community College and Windward Community College tackled innovation...

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Open Reflections: Ready. Set. Go.

To foster learning through reflection we invite our team members, participants, company partners and mentors to share their experience through Open Reflections. Here's the event recap from our moderator Melissa Jensen.   Day 1 of the Innovation Days on Monday morning and the room is starting to...

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Exploring future market opportunities

CHALLENGE Swarovski wanted to explore a future market opportunity and get broad inspiration on digital platforms for wellbeing. They asked: How can we create new scalable solutions to bring light, brilliance, and balance into the emotional hectic of our modern digital world? OUTCOME Participants approached the challenge from...

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Augmented reality for tourism

CHALLENGE In anticipation of the Nordic World Ski Championships the tourism destination Seefeld was eager to develop solutions to the following question: How might we transform the Nordic Skiing experience leveraging digital technology? OUTCOME Six teams formed around the ideas and got to work. Solutions included apps to...

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Recap Innovation Days San Francisco 2018

During the Innovation Days San Francisco over 30 participants from Management Center Innsbruck, University of California and California State University East Bay tackled the Innovation Challenges Haworth, Open Austria & Advantage Austria and Standard Chartered. The challenges were focused on the role of space for...

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Recap Innovation Days Sweden 2018

During the Innovation Days Sweden over 100 participants from Jönköping University, Stockholm School of Economics and Linnaeus University tackled the Innovation Challenges of Volvo Cars, trivago and specialDeal. Running in parallel to the digital tourism conference ENTER2018, the challenges were focused on leveraging technology to transform...

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About the Innovation Days

The Innovation Days Capturing opportunities is more and more important in the increasingly digitized world.  Technology is increasingly embedded into previously non-digital physical artifacts and it’s creating so-called "smart" products. This has also brought together previously separate industries. 98% of companies are adapting to this changed world...

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