About the Innovation Days

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

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.

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Companies

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

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Participants

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

Challenges

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How might we create a restaurant-shop concept for the “Naturküche Tyrol” that immerses customers in nature?

TIROL 2050 energieautonom

How might we mobilize Tyroleans to commit to the goal of energy autonomy and motivate them to act in a sustainable way?

Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe

How might we become an invaluable part of future smart homes in Innsbruck and Tyrol?

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How might we leverage our World-Direct Campus to collaborate with external innovators to become a hub for digital innovation in the west of Austria?

How it works

1
Challenges

Our company partners frame their innovation challenges.

2
Ideas

Participants create their ideas in preparation for the event.

3
Prototypes

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

4
Pilots

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

Schedule

DAY 1 / Pitch & Team Up

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

DAY 2 / Work & Get Advice

Participants develop prototypes. Company partners and mentors coach teams.

DAY 3 / Show & Get Support

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

21 November

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

22 November

8.30 Check-in meeting, program overview, thematic introduction

9.00 Validate problem

13.00- Mentoring sessions
15.00

17.00 Mentoring sessions

18.30 Update meeting (team leaders)

19.00 Supraregional finale of the business model competition adventure X

23 November

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
16.00

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.

 

Mentors

Get support from mentors from our company partners and other experts.

Christoph Sorg
Head of Innovation at Rhomberg

Johannes Moser
Pioneer at Digitale Initiativen

Thomas Gabriel
Owner at Molindo GmbH and Initiator at Startupland

Guntram Bechtold
Lead Associate at StarsMedia.com

Philipp Kessler
Founder and CEO at Startup Netzwerk Bodensee

Klaus Rheinberger
FHV Energy Technology and Energy Economics

Michael Kneidl
FHV InterMedia

Marcel Grosskopff
Managing Partner vlabs

Mathias Bertsch
IPR at WISTO

Bernd Hilby
Founding, financing, creative industries at WISTO

Rudi Grimm
Grants

Companies

Partner

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Location

Join the Innovation Days Rheintal

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