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.
We believe complex problems are best solved collaboratively. Everyone is welcome to join the InnoDays. Participants are students, employees, freelancers, 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.
The InnoDays Fall are a hybrid event. We’ll combine a virtual event with optional in-person components. So you can 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 workspaces
👨🔧 Physical prototyping in small groups
🏗️ Crane simulation experience and other activities
for offering workspace to participants choosing to join in-person in Dornbirn.
In addition to the collaboration incentives by the company partners, you can get receive special prizes.
Get recognized with a surprise prize for designing the best user experience.
Receive a CASA goodie bag for the best furniture-related idea.
Get expert support to 3D print the prototype you developed during the InnoDays.
No, participation is free.
The InnoDays will be entirely virtual. Workspace might be available at selected locations.
The InnoDays’ language is English. Teams can choose to work together in whatever language they want, but the outcomes of the event will have to be in English too.
The event is free for everyone to join. Our main group of participants is university students 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 an industry trend or inspiration relative to the challenge you would like to tackle.
At the InnoDays, you can join individually or in teams. Teams may have up to 5 people. When submitting the video, you can indicate the names of your team members. Even if you join as a team, all team members need to sign up for the event independently. If you don’t have a team after registration, we will assign you to a team based on your application.
We will kick off with a welcome session on May 5th. 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.