Innovation Days Hawaii

Digital technology transforms tourism. The company partner(s) of the Innovation Days challenge participants to shape the future of tourism. Participants pitch their idea and prototype solutions in 48 hours. The Innovation Days will run in parallel to the Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu.

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



Companies share their innovation challenge. Participants brainstorm ideas.


Idea to Prototype

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



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

Watch process video


Day 1: Ideate

9.00 Check-in & networking

10.00 Welcome remarks

10.15 Companies present challenges

10.30 Pitch your idea

11.30 Team building

12.00 Register your team

PM Identify customers & Design value proposition

Day 2: Prototype

8.30 Morning update

9.00 Validate problem

12.30 Mentoring sessions

5.00 Peer testing & mentoring

4.30 Progress update

Open end Build realistic prototypes

Day 3: Validate

8.30 Morning update

9.00  Test with target customers

10.00 Set up booth & Submit pitch deck

10.30-12.30 Prototype expo

1.00 Presentation winning solutions

1.30 Wrap up

Open end Discuss implementation

Download the full schedule here.


Thanks to the Global Tourism Summit presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) for hosting the Innovation Days.

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The Innovation Days run in parallel to the Global Tourism Summit presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Thanks a lot for this great opportunity!