Let's create impactful solutions together
Our INNOVATE2030 open innovation program calls upon researchers, young professionals, students and startups to develop new approaches or to apply existing solutions in order to create impactful innovation. Collaborate closely with leading companies like Boehringer Ingelheim, Rossmann, SOLARIMO and a major swiss watch manufacturer.
Do you want to be involved in achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals? Take the chance and work on real-life problems that not only bring in prize money, but also real partnership models, investments and pilot projects.
Check out the challenges and create real impact - together.
prize pool & invaluable opportunities
September 27, 2023
Participation is based on concrete and real problems of companies and organizations. Choose one of the challenges listed below.
Generative AI as a personal agent for knowledge management processes
Unleash the power of Artificial Intelligence and generative models in the pharmaceutical industry together with Boehringer Ingelheim by developing personalized AI agents that support health workers in knowledge management, research & content creation.
Shape the future of human-machine interaction and master demanding challenges in the pharmaceutical industry together.
Future Retail: Innovative Customer Journey
Tired of waiting in line? Then this challenge is for you! Get ready to revolutionize the check-in & check-out experience within a holistic store concept and create seamless shopping encounters. Explore how Rossmann can enhance the user experience while outsmarting demographic change and the shortage of skilled workers – join us in shaping the future of retail!
Innovative Solutions for Extended Life of PV Modules
Millions of photovoltaic modules are going to reach the end of their proposed lifespan in close or midterm future, but many are still functional. You are challenged to come up with innovative solutions to evaluate the functionality of these modules and propose concepts for a second life- or re-use. Join forces with SOLARIMO to improve the efficiency and lifetime of PV modules and build a more circular energy industry.
Zero-waste Electroplating: Transforming the Chemistry of Silver Coating for a Sustainable Watch Industry
The process of electroplating, used to coat watch dials, is causing major environmental challenges. Together with a major swiss watchmaking company we're seeking sustainable, eco-friendly approaches for non-toxic, longer-lasting silver electroplating solutions. Let's collaborate to build a greener watchmaking industry.
The INNOVATE2030 program is jointly initiated by ekipa and the german federal environmental agency. Ekipa is the open innovation incubator - we bring together people, industries and organizations across all boundaries to encourage positive change together through sustainable, future-oriented innovations.
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Completed INNOVATE2030 Challenges
Future of smart inventory for turbine components
Manufacturers of wind turbines are operating worldwide offering their services far beyond sales - such as maintenance or repair services. However, the turbines are distributed worldwide and are therefore maintained by different providers. Thus, General Electric is looking for digital solutions to provide a digital-mappable inventory of the manufacturer's wind turbine fleet components that have been installed and modified in recent years, as well as a long-term system to have real-time and up-to-date turbine component information.
#smartwindturbineinventory #realtimedataboom #agiledataservices
Congratulations to Team UW ENVIR 480 Turbines!
Enabling green transition
Climate protection and thus the issue of sustainability have become increasingly prevalent in recent years and play an ever-greater role in business and society. Credit institutions have been assigned a central role in the green transformation, as financing decisions have a direct influence on investment decisions and money flows. Banks can thus be seen as catalysts in the transformation of an economy. Accordingly, Haspa's wants you to help them deal more actively with the topic of sustainability as well as climate protection.
#greentransitionenabler #sustainabilityfinance #sustainabilityenhancingoffers
Congratulations to team Collaect!
Connected & Sustainable Urban Mobility
#urbanmobility #sustainablemobility #emergingcountries
The current pace of urbanization and thus the increasing need for smarter and greener ways of transport is a topic for cities and towns worldwide. Together with our partner BOSCH, we’re looking for digital mobility ideas and solutions to ensure sustainable urban development in developing and emerging countries. Participate in this challenge and partner with one of the largest suppliers of mobility products that can support you scale your project.
Congrats to DASHFACTORY for winning the Challenge!
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