From idea to prototype in 48 hours

The InnoDays connect companies and innovators to

develop solutions together.


There are many hurdles on the journey from challenge to solution. The InnoDays allow companies and participants to get started and make progress quickly.


Ideas are worthless until we make them happen. During the InnoDays, teams make their ideas tangible by prototyping solutions to critical challenges.


InnoDays helps organizations innovate by engaging digital talents and empowering employees in an open innovation process. Each team brings technical, design and business skills together.

For companies

Tackle your innovation challenge

Open your innovation process and collaborate with digital talent to foster innovation that benefits your customers, your organization, and our society.

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For participants

Build your innovation skills

Collaborate with a team and get the support of mentors and company partners to create ideas with impact. Universities involve students in a unique experiential learning experience.

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How it works


Before the event

Companies share their innovation challenge. Participants brainstorm ideas.

During the event

During 48 hours teams create ideas and build prototypes with the support of mentors.

After the event

Teams implement their idea with the support of company partners.


Day 1: Ideate


Pitch your idea for one of the challenges. Get together with your team to shape your idea.

Day 2: Prototype


Turn your idea into a prototype. Mentors and company partners support you.

Day 3: Validate


Show your solution during the prototype expo. The best solutions get support to implement their idea.



Events since 2013.


Companies ranging from regional SMEs to global corporations.


Participants from over 20 Universities.


Prototypes developed. Around 20 turned into pilot projects.

Benefiting companies and participants

Pushing the limits

Its amazing to experience that students with totally different backgrounds can push their limits together. Starting off with a raw idea and being able to push this idea all the way to a working prototype in only 48 hours, is an experience that is not only fun, but also teaches you what it means to actively shape our future.

Ramona Participant ID 2016

The experience as a whole

I would strongly recommend the event to peers, the preparation, the pitch, the team building and the mentors that added value to the working process. The experience as a whole was great.

Vincenz Participant ID 2016

Practical implementation

The Innovation Days 2016 was a great chance to combine practical implementation with subject-specific skills assisted by various academic and expert knowledge.

Marco Participant ID 2016

Open for learning

We wanted to get outsiders to tackle our key challenge. The insights we received were inspirational and valuable for planning our future.

Stefan Ortner Risk Expert at alpS

Surprising results

I joined the prototype expos for three years and I was always impressed with the quality of the solutions. A positive surprise what can result from 48 hours.

Franz Bailom Founder in-manas

New perspectives

The cross-functional teams approached our challenge from a different perspective. Our team was fueled by the energy of the 48 hours.

Reinhard Jennewein CEO Stadtwerke Wörgl


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