8 teams, 8 challenges and 24 hours. The sound of the gong travels through the room as the countdown begins at the start of the 6th 24-hour TU Austria Innovation Marathon.
Challenges are revealed to the teams by the company representatives at the start of the first phase. In the coming hours the main task of the students will be to get a deep understanding of the topic and the task at hand. First they have 30 minutes to discuss the challenges with the company representatives, then they will work by themselves for the coming 3 hours to deep-dive into their topic and formulate questions.