In 48 hours from idea to prototype

At the InnoDays, everyone comes together to create something new – no matter if you are an entrepreneurial student, designer, engineer or business leader. You will turn ideas to prototpyes in 48 hours.

InnoDays as Öko-Event

We are happy to announce that the InnoDays #AI-powered tourism will be carried out as a Öko-Event!

Here are 5 tips for you to help us make the InnoDays a even more sustainable event:

🌱 Bring your own reusable water bottle 

🌱 Share your documents and presentations online to save paper

🌱 Put your waste in the right container to ensure waste separation

🌱 Avoid food waste – better grab twice 

🌱 Return your lanyards to the reception at the end of the InnoDays

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

Inspirational Leaders will support and encourage you during the 48 hours. 

👩‍💻 Create opportunities

Find your next career opportunity as an InnoDays talent.

👥 Networking

The InnoDays are also an opportunity to network with different companies, likeminded developers and motivating people!

How it works


Check out the teams and focus of the ideas.


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

Sign up as a mentor


Join as a prototyper

We are looking for designers who can help the InnoDays teams make their ideas tangible.

When: 🗓️ Jun 6, 14 – 16 & Jun 7, 9 – 12

Where: 💁🏻 In-person in Vienna or 👩‍💻 Remote from anywhere

🌱 Make tourism more sustainable

Contribute to solve critical challenges in collaboration with a team.

🛠 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.

🏔 Win a trip

Join the challenge partner in their destination to make your idea happen.

🚀 Create opportunities

Get a chance to be selected for our 3-month InnoLab program.

🎡 Be part of the ViennaUp’24

Experience the startup festival and get free coffee throughout Vienna.

Sign up as a prototyper

Special prizes

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


Best startup idea

The team with the most promising startup idea will be awarded.


Best Use of AI

The team with the most innovative application of AI will be recognized.


Movement Data Masters

The team with the most innovative use of the Invenium movement data will be recognized.


Austria’s first Co-Innovation Factory is located in what used to be Europe’s largest bread factory. On two floors, the Co-Innovation Factory offers a variety of unique and flexibly customizable spaces that invite you to rethink, experiment and innovate together.

Co-Innovation Factory
Absberggasse 27/1/3
A-1100 Vienna



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 Vienna (AUT) at the Co-Innovation Factory.

How will I get to the Venue?

The easiest way is to come by public transport or by hopping on your bike and enjoy a ride through Vienna. Find detailled infos here.

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. Every team needs to have a minimum of two different backgrounds (e.g. business+design).

How does the 48 schedule look like?

We will kick off with a welcome session on June 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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