From Idea to Prototype in 48 hours

The InnoDays connect companies and entrepreneurial students

to prototype solutions in 48 hours.

For companies

Innovate together with digital talent

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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For Universities

Engage students in hands-on learning experiences

Integrate the InnoDays to enable your students experiential learning experiences that will build the skills they need to grow.

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How it works?

Before the event, companies share their innovation challenge. During the event, participants pitch ideas, form teams and prototype their solution. Here’s what happens during the 48 hours.

Day 1: Ideate


Pitch your idea to tackle one of the challenges. Convince others to join your team. Each team brings together designers, engineers, and managers.

Day 2: Prototype


Develop your prototypes. Mentors and company partners support your team.

Day 3: Validate


Show your solution during the prototype expo. Winning teams receive support to implement their idea.



Events since 2013.


Companies ranging from regional SMEs to global corporations.


Participants from over 20 Universities.


Prototypes developed. Around 20 turned into pilot projects.

Benefiting companies and participants

Pushing the limits

Its amazing to experience that students with totally different backgrounds can push their limits together. Starting off with a raw idea and being able to push this idea all the way to a working prototype in only 48 hours, is an experience that is not only fun, but also teaches you what it means to actively shape our future.

Ramona Participant ID 2016

The experience as a whole

I would strongly recommend the event to peers, the preparation, the pitch, the team building and the mentors that added value to the working process. The experience as a whole was great.

Vincenz Participant ID 2016

Practical implementation

The Innovation Days 2016 was a great chance to combine practical implementation with subject-specific skills assisted by various academic and expert knowledge.

Marco Participant ID 2016

Open for learning

We wanted to get outsiders to tackle our key challenge. The insights we received were inspirational and valuable for planning our future.

Stefan Ortner Risk Expert at alpS

Surprising results

I joined the prototype expos for three years and I was always impressed with the quality of the solutions. A positive surprise what can result from 48 hours.

Franz Bailom Founder in-manas

New perspectives

The cross-functional teams approached our challenge from a different perspective. Our team was fueled by the energy of the 48 hours.

Reinhard Jennewein CEO Stadtwerke Wörgl


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