Innovation Days Innsbruck

At the Innovation Days, everyone comes together to create something new – no matter if you are an entrepreneurial student, designer, engineer or business leader. The Innovation Days is where you’ll turn ideas into prototypes in 48 hours. We’re in Innsbruck, right where the Innovation Days began. Our challenges aim to transform our region through energy autonomy, smart homes, healthy food and a collaborative innovation space.

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How might we create a restaurant-shop concept for the “Naturküche Tyrol” that immerses customers in nature?


TIROL 2050 energieautonom

How might we mobilize Tyroleans to commit to the goal of energy autonomy and motivate them to act in a sustainable way?


Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe

How might we become an invaluable part of future smart homes in Innsbruck and Tyrol?


How might we leverage our World-Direct Campus to collaborate with external innovators to become a hub for digital innovation in the west of Austria?


DAY 1 / Pitch & Team Up

Participants pitch ideas company partners, mentors and visitors. Teams form around the ideas. Each team needs to have managers, designers and engineers.

DAY 2 / Work & Get Advice

Participants develop prototypes. Company partners and mentors coach teams.

DAY 3 / Show & Get Support

Participants show solutions during prototype expo. Company partners and mentors judge solutions. Winning teams receive collaboration incentive to work towards proof-of-concept.

June 6

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

June 7

8.30 Check-in meeting, program overview, thematic introduction

9.00 Validate problem

13.00- Mentoring sessions

17.00 Mentoring sessions

18.30 Update meeting (team leaders)

19.00 Supraregional finale of the business model competition adventure X

June 8

8.30 Check-in meeting

9.00  Test
11.00 Mentoring sessions

13.30  Set up prototype booth & Submit pitch deck

14.00- Prototype expo

16.30 Feedback from company partners & Presentation winning solutions

17.00 Discuss how to make your idea happen

Open end Network & Discuss next steps

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Get support from mentors from our company partners and other experts.

Nicole Ortler
Communications Officer at Tirol Energie

Guido Donath
Attorney at Law, Founder at donath-law

Mario Raunig
Head of Marketing & Innovations at world-direct

Markus Gwiggner
CEO at media

Stefan Pirchmoser
Business Development Manager at IKB

Anna Köhl
Consultant at IMP

Sandra Eberhard
Corporate Development & Internationalization at Recheis

Benjamin Sutiner
Scale-up Consultant at Start-up Tirol

Franz Unterluggauer
Cluster Management Informationstechnologien at Standortagentur Tirol

Robert Schimpf
Program Manager at InnCubator

Sandro Greppmayr
Start-up Consultant at Gründungszentrum Start-up Tirol 

Clemens Plank
CEO at Poool Software & Consulting 


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Thanks to the Bäckerei Innsbruck for hosting the Innovation Days.

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