At the InnoDays, everyone comes together to create something new – no matter if you are an entrepreneurial student, designer, engineer or business leader. The InnoDays is where you’ll turn ideas into prototypes in 48 hours. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we will ran the Bodensee edition as a hybrid event. You can experience the full event online from wherever you are.
Teams are built based on (1) the ideas, (2) challenge preferences, and (3) the mix of skills. Team leaders have 2 minutes to pitch at the opening.
We’ll run the InnoDays Bodensee as a hybrid event. We’ll combine a virtual event with optional in-person components. So you join from wherever you are. If you want to work individually or as a team at our location in Dornbirn, we’ll have dedicated space for you and the safety measures in place.
We offer the following optional in-person components:
📍Dedicated individual or team work spaces
👨🔧 Physical prototyping in small groups
🐕 Walk the dog to meet Spot from the Circular Construction challenge and other outdoor activities
We believe complex problems are best solved collaboratively. Everyone is welcome to join the InnoDays. Participants are students, employees, freelances, creatives and hopefully you.
Interact with companies to explore career opportunities and build your network. The best ideas get the company partner’s support to make your idea happen.
Work in a team with different skillsets and mindsets to come up with innovative solutions and learn with others. You’ll receive mentoring by inspirational leaders.
Innovation is something you get better by doing it. This is your opportunity to gain hands-on experience by solving critical challenges.
Thanks for offering space to participants
who choose to join in-person in Dornbirn!
The InnoDays Training is a 12-week program combining online webinars with the in-person 48-hour InnoDays. It equips you with the most useful innovation skills to tackle one of the InnoDays challenges.
Each webinar features a corporate innovator who shares their story
of creating innovation within their company. Experts are available to mentor you in-between the webinars.
We will have 6 webinars over 12 weeks on Wednesdays from 17:00-19:00 (30 Sep – 9 Dec 2020). Expect to spend a total of 12 hours for the webinars, 1-3 hours of weekly self paced learning & joining the 48-hour InnoDays.
We encourage all InnoDays participants to join the free training program to get the most out of the process. If you want to just listen to one or more webinars, you can sign up as a guest here.
No, participation is free.
The InnoDays will have a “blended format”. While we encourage in-person participation at the PostGarage in Dornbirn, we welcome participants from all over Austria (and beyond!) as supporting team members.
The opening and closing of the event will be in German. Daily check-ins and mentoring sessions will be in English. Teams can choose to work together in whatever language they want.
We will have two groups of participants: students and employees in the Bodensee region, who will join in person; supporting participants who will be remote. We are looking for participants with diverse backgrounds including business, design, and engineering. The only requirement for participation is your full-time commitment during the 48 hours event.
The event will run in CET (Central European Time). If participants join from other time-zones, they will have to self-organize work with their team members.
The application process is two-steps. First, you will have to register on our website. Second, you will have to submit a video that summarizes your idea for the innovation challenge.
In this case, you can apply with a video introducing yourself, your interests and skills, and motivation for joining the InnoDays. Moreover, you will have to briefly explain a trend or inspiration relative to the challenge (e.g. trends in digital health, if that’s your challenge of choice)
Teams may have up to 5 people and can be created after submitting the application. If you don’t have a team after registration, we will assign you to teams based on your application.
We will kick off with a welcome session on October 21st. Day 1 will be dedicated to ideation, Day 2 to prototyping, and Day 3 to validation. Teams will have daily check-ins with the lead mentors, and office-hours with experts and company partners.
Yes, daily check-ins are mandatory.
Teams will have access to a platform showcasing useful resources to progress on the idea. Webinars, check-ins, and office hours will complement the support.
Each team will have to submit a pitch-deck showcasing its idea and a pitch-video. A jury composed of company partners, experts, and mentors will evaluate the submission based on innovativeness, feasibility, challenge fit, progress in the 48 hours, and motivation to continue working on the idea.
No, there is no pre-requisite besides your commitment throughout the 48 hours.