InnoDays Innsbruck

At the first virtual InnoDays Innsbruck, 100+ participants and 40+ experts came together to create new mobility concepts. The InnoDays provided a platform to turn ideas into prototypes in 48 hours. Our focus for the Innsbruck edition was on the topic of mobility. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we ran the Innsbruck edition fully online. We used the opportunity to go beyond the physical, and embrace the digital to work together to tackle important challenges.

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Outcomes

3

Challenges

100

Participants

40

Mentors

21

Prototypes

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Schedule

Times are in CET.

Teams

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.

Mentors

Get support from mentors from our partners and other experts. 

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Why join

We believe complex problems are best solved collaboratively. Everyone is welcome to join the InnoDays. Participants are students, employees, freelances, creatives and hopefully you.

🏅 Create opportunities

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.

🛠 Build skills

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.

💪 Gain experience

Innovation is something you get better by doing it. This is your opportunity to gain hands-on experience by solving critical challenges.

🇪🇺 Win special prize

The winning team of each challenge will win a 3-day trip to Brussels. This is a unique opportunity to visit the European Parliament on a guided tour and exchange with EU delegates. During a networking event in the Euregio office you have the chance to pitch your idea to selected stakeholders with the aim to turn your idea into action. Possibly we’ll visit the Austrian Permanent Representation in Brussels. You’ll also have time for private sightseeing in Brussels.

*The Fine Print: The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. Travel costs are covered based on departures from Innsbruck or Munich. The trip will take place when the COVID-19 pandemic situation allows for traveling and visits. The jury may request additional information from the InnoDays teams and reserves the right to announce the trip winners after the event instead of immediately at the final.

 

How it works

  • Step 1. Sign up

    Sign up here to get invited to our collaboration platform. Join our slack channel to get updates.

  • Step 2. Understand

    Understand the challenges and study the context, the company, and their customers.

  • Step 2. Inspire

    At the InnoDays, you can either pitch your own idea or join a team. Every participant needs to introduce themselves with an idea (if you’ll pitch) or an insight relevant for a challenge (if you’ll join a team) in a short video (max. 2 min). Teams are formed based on the best ideas and mixing skills.

    🎬 Share your inspiration video on Sprintbase under Field Research.

Jury

Our jury members will evaluate your solutions based on the criteria of innovativeness, feasibility, challenge fit, presentation and motivation for continuation.

Christoph Walser

Präsident Wirtschaftskammer Tirol

Barbara Thaler

EU Abgeordnete

Marcus Hofer

GF Standortagentur Tirol

Christiane Holzinger

JW Bundesvorsitzende

Martin Theyer

Managing Partner at PKF Corti & Partner Business Development

Collaboration tools

🙋‍♀️ Coordination: Join our slack channel

🛠️ Collaboration: Get invited to Sprintbase after signing up

📍 Communication: Participate in meetings and mentoring via our video conferencing tool

Join the InnoDays Innsbruck

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FAQ

Do I need to pay to participate in the InnoDays?

No, participation is free.

Where will the InnoDays take place?

The InnoDays will run entirely virtually. Information on the platform that we will use will be provided soon.

What language do you speak at the InnoDays?

The event will be entirely in English, but teams can choose to work together in whatever language they want.

Who are the participants?

We will have three main groups of participants from Austria, Germany, and South East Asia. However, the event is open to all participants from anywhere.

How do you deal with time differences?

We will organize most of the common online activities in the overlap time between European (CET) and Jakarta time (WIB). Local lead mentors will be available to support the teams throughout the day.

How does the application work?

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.

What if I don’t have an idea to submit?

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. How certain communities are dealing with the plastic problem in specific areas of the world)

How do teams work?

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.

How does the 48 schedule look like?

We will kick off with a welcome session on May 13. 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.

Are the daily check-ins mandatory?

Yes, daily check-ins are mandatory.

What kind of support will participants receive at the event?

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.

How will the winner be selected?

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.

Are there any pre-requisites to joining?

No, there is no pre-requisite besides your commitment throughout the 48 hours.

More questions?

Partners

WKO_Tirol
digital Tirol
Standortagentur

Education partners

MCI
UIBK
FHK
WDA
careerfoundry

Supporters

illwerke
sprintbase
rapido labs