About the Innovation Days

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

Challenges

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Rhomberg Bau

How might we attract skilled workers (tech & digital) to Rhine Valley companies and make their move and start here as easy as possible?

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Rauch Fruchstäfte

How might we reimaging the fruit juice experience of the future?

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Julius Blum

How might we design and enhance the functionality of a future proof waste management system for the household and the kitchen?

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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

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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

Implementation

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

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Schedule

Day 1: Ideate

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

Day 2: Prototype

8.30 Morning update

9.00 Validate problem

13.00-15.00 Mentoring sessions

18.30 Update meeting

19.00 Improve prototypes

Day 3: Validate

8.30 Morning update

9.00  Test with target customers

11.00 Mentoring sessions

14.00-16.00 Prototype expo

16.30 Presentation winning solutions

17.00 Wrap up

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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

Location

Join the Innovation Days Rheintal

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Companies

Universities

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Partner

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