About the Innovation Days

The Innovation Days bring together companies, designers, engineers and entrepreneurial students to turn ideas into prototypes within 48 hours. Our challenges address shifts in regional competitiveness, ever-changing consumer trends for beverages, improvements in waste management for households and transformations in the automotive industry. Are you ready to reimagine the future together?

Challenges

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Rhomberg Bau

How might we attract skilled workers (tech & digital) to join Rhine Valley companies and support them at best during the relocation process?

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Rauch Fruchtsäfte

How might we reimagine 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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HENN

How might we leverage our innovative technology to generate additional new business if the automotive industry rapidly transforms to electric vehicles?

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Why join?

As an Innovation Days participant you get the chance to…

collaborate with other participants with different backgrounds on your idea

receive mentoring by inspirational leaders  from high-profile companies

work on real-life problems and potentially transform your idea into a new venture

get support from company partners to make their idea happen

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

Open end Discuss implementation

See 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

Bernd Hilby
Founding, financing, creative industries at WISTO

Rudi Grimm
Grants at WISTO

Christof Flachsmann
Co-founder at Küchenfinder, Molindo, Startupland Vorarlberg

Location

Join the Innovation Days Rheintal

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Companies

Universities

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Partner

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