InnoDays Bodensee

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.

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Why join

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

🏅 Create opportunities

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.

🛠 Build skills

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.

💪 Gain experience

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

 

How it works

  • Step 1. Sign up

    Sign up here to get invited to our collaboration platform. Join our slack channel to get updates.

  • Step 2. Understand

    Understand the challenges and study the context, the company, and customers. Listen to the challenge briefing recording here.

  • Step 2. Inspire

    At the InnoDays, you can either pitch your own idea or join a team. Every participant needs to introduce themselves with an idea (if you’ll pitch) or an insight relevant for a challenge (if you’ll join a team) in a short video (max. 2 min). Teams are formed based on the best ideas and mixing skills.

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Challenges

Digital Health

Which applications might we build upon the healthcare-box to transform healthcare to empower people to take care of their health in a self-determined way?

Healthy and Sustainable Beverages

Challenge coming soon

Circular Construction

How might we leverage Spot to promote circular design in construction?

Schedule

For companies: Tackle your innovation challenge

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Innovative ideas

Get fresh ideas by opening up your innovation efforts to co-create new products, services and business models with external innovators.

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Concrete prototypes

There’s no shortage of new ideas. But ideas are worthless without execution. Receive tangible prototypes for your challenges from multiple teams

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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.

Mentors

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

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FAQ

Do I need to pay to participate in the InnoDays?

No, participation is free.

Where will the InnoDays take place?

The InnoDays will have a “blended format”. While we encourage in-person participation at the PostGarage in Dornbirn, we welcome participants from all over Austria (and beyond!) as supporting team members.

What language do you speak at the InnoDays?

The opening and closing of the event will be in German. Daily check-ins and mentoring sessions will be in English. Teams can choose to work together in whatever language they want.

Who are the participants?

We will have two groups of participants: students and employees in the Bodensee region, who will join in person; supporting participants who will be remote. We are looking for participants with diverse backgrounds including business, design, and engineering. The only requirement for participation is your full-time commitment during the 48 hours event.

How do you deal with time differences?

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.

How does the application work?

The application process is two-steps. First, you will have to register on our website. Second, you will have to submit a video that summarizes your idea for the innovation challenge.

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 a trend or inspiration relative to the challenge (e.g. trends in digital health, if that’s your challenge of choice)

How do teams work?

Teams may have up to 5 people and can be created after submitting the application. If you don’t have a team after registration, we will assign you to teams based on your application.

How does the 48 schedule look like?

We will kick off with a welcome session on October 21st. 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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Education partners

FHV
ZU
Uni Lichtenstein
HSR
HTLDornbirn
HTLRankweil
HTL Bregenz
zhaw

Partners

VDigital
Wisto