At the InnoDays, corporate partners and students from a variety of disciplines and universities come together to create a positive impact and tackle exciting challenges. The Innovation Sprint’s goal is to find an intensive, creative output on real business problems within 48 hours. Participants from the fields of business, design, and technology contribute their specific knowledge. As a team, they are supported by experienced coaches in the development of new ideas and solutions.
For the sixth time in a row, the team around Prof. Katja Hutter from the University of Innsbruck is organizing the InnoDays in Salzburg. A special highlight is this year’s cooperation with Salz21. The future festival follows the slogan “Where business meets innovation” and offers the perfect environment for the 48h Innovation Sprint.
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 organizations to explore career opportunities and build your network. The best ideas get the partner organizations’ 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 corresponding team ID is as follows:
IS > Interspar
S > Sony
RT > Raiffeisen Landesbank Tirol
RS > Raiffeisen Verband Salzburg
SC > Social Challenge
P > Pierer Innovation
No, participation is free.
The InnoDays will take place at the Messe in Salzburg.
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.
The event is free for everyone to join. Our main group of participants is university students with diverse backgrounds including business, design, science, and engineering. The only requirement for participation is your full-time commitment during the 48 hours event.
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 and need to have different skills. 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 11th. During the three days we will move from ideation to prototyping and validation. Teams will have daily check-ins with the lead mentors, and office-hours with experts and partner organizations.
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 partner organizations, experts, and coaches 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.