Introducing the challenges I.
After 3 hours of the teams individually analysing the topics and their business context, the company representatives are back! Now the students have the opportunity to briefly present their understanding of the situation and maybe eves share their first ideas.
This year's challenges are brought to us by eight partner companies: ams, Constantia Flexibles, Energie Steiermark, Hilti AG, LIEBHERR, LOGICDATA, PALFINGER and Philips.
But what exactly are these challenges? Let's see the first four!
So the first partner in this list of introduction is ams, a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced sensor solutions. Their mission is to shape the world with sensor solutions by providing a seamless interface between humans and technology.
During the TU Austria Innovation Marathon the student team is working on solutions regarding sensors to enrich social media interaction.
Second in line of the introductions is Constantia Flexibles, one of the world's leading manufacturers of flexible packaging. The group supplies its products to numerous multinational corporations and local market leaders in the food, pet food, and pharmaceutical industries.
The student innovation team is working on child-safe and elderly-friendly packaging solutions.
The next challenge is brought to us by Energie Steiermark, one of the largest service companies in Austria. 1790 employees devote their experience and expertise to a fair partnership with ~ 600,000 customers in Austria and abroad. Their major business areas are electricity, natural gas, district heating and energy services.
The task for their team is using their creativity to design an inclusive public e-charging station.
Next in line is Hilti AG, which has evolved from a small family company to the trusted global business we know today.
Their aim is to build a better future by helping their customers to build faster, safer and with more daring, while all the time being mindful of the legacy they leave behind.
The challenge brought to the students is to design a lightweight tool solution.
So, that's four challenges out of eight for TU Austria Innovation Marathon 2019. The brief summary of the other four topic is coming soon... :)