InnoDays Spring 2023

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. The fall edition runs during the ViennaUp’23.

ViennaUp23

Challenges

Challenges are coming soon.

Why join

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

🏅 Get support

The best ideas get the company partner’s support to make the idea happen.

🛠 Build skills

Work in a team with different skillsets and mindsets to come up with innovative solutions and learn with others.

💪 Gain experience

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

👩‍💼 Receive mentoring

You’ll receive mentoring by inspirational leaders.

👩‍💻 Create opportunities

Find your next career opportunity as an InnoDays talent.

🎡 Be part of the ViennaUp’23

Experience the startup festival around the InnoDays.

 

How it works

Mentors

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

Sign up as a mentor

Special prizes

In addition to the collaboration incentives by the company partners, you can receive special prizes.

Outstanding UX Design

Get recognized with a surprise prize for designing the best user experience.

Best physical prototype

Get expert support to 3D print the prototype you developed during the InnoDays.

Location

Will be announced soon.

 

FAQ

Do I need to pay to participate in the InnoDays?

No, participation is free.

Where will the InnoDays take place?

The InnoDays will take place in person in Lustenau, Vorarlberg (AT).

What language do you speak at the InnoDays?

The InnoDays’ language will be a mix of English and German depending where the participants come from. Teams can choose to work together in whatever language they want, but the outcomes of the event will have to be in English too.

Who are the participants?

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.

How does the application work?

You will have to submit a video that summarizes your idea for the innovation challenge on our registration form.

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 an industry trend or inspiration relative to the challenge you would like to tackle.

How do teams work?

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.

How does the 48 schedule look like?

We will kick off with a welcome session on October 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.

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.

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Event partners

ViennaUp23
WirtschaftsagenturWien

Education partners

WU
TUBerlin
Ostschweiz FH
MCI
EC Copy
FHWienerNeustadt
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