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.
Challenges are coming soon.
We believe complex problems are best solved collaboratively. Everyone is welcome to join the InnoDays. Participants are students, employees, freelancers, creatives and hopefully you.
The best ideas get the company partner’s support to make the idea happen.
Work in a team with different skillsets and mindsets to come up with innovative solutions and learn with others.
Innovation is something you get better by doing it. This is your opportunity to gain hands-on experience by solving critical challenges.
You’ll receive mentoring by inspirational leaders.
Experience the startup festival around the InnoDays.
In addition to the collaboration incentives by the company partners, you can receive special prizes.
Get recognized with a surprise prize for designing the best user experience.
Get expert support to 3D print the prototype you developed during the InnoDays.
Will be announced soon.
No, participation is free.
The InnoDays will take place in person in Lustenau, Vorarlberg (AT).
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.
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.
You will have to submit a video that summarizes your idea for the innovation challenge on our registration form.
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. 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 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.
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.