At the InnoDays Spring 2022, 210+ participants and 40+ experts came together to tackle the #SmartCircularKitchen challenge during the Vienna UP’22. Participants turned ideas into initial prototypes in 48 hours. We hope our company partners and participants will continue the journey of making the ideas happen.
The InnoDays enables your company to collaborate with young talent to open your innovation process.
💡 Fresh ideas
Get innovative ideas by opening your innovation efforts to co-create solutions with external innovators. Receive tangible prototypes for your challenge from multiple teams.
👩💻 Access to talent
Identify the best participants to collaborate or hire. By mentoring the teams, you will see who is a good fit for your needs.
💭 Inspire employees
Empower your employees to experience the InnoDays process. Collaborating with external innovators will inspire them and enhance your company’s innovation culture.
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 Spring is 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 Vienna, we’ll have dedicated space for you and the safety measures in place.
The full event can be experienced online with the following tools:
💻 Coordination: Stay up to date with Slack
⚒️ Collaboration: Make progress with Miro
💬 Communication: Participate in meetings via Zoom
We offer the following optional in-person components:
🏢 Dedicated individual or team workspace
👨🔧 Physical prototyping in small groups
🤝 Network with participants during the ViennaUp
Thanks to SPACES for hosting our in-person participants in Vienna.
No, participation is free.
The InnoDays will run in a hybrid format. The main workspace will be in Vienna, but we will allow remote participants to join online.
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 consists of filling out a registration form. In the registration form, you will have to upload 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 6 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 June 1st. 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.