TU Austria Innovation Marathon
August 25 to 27, 2021


TU Austria invites you to apply for this years’ digital version of the 24h Innovation Marathon!

  • You want to get to know professional innovation tools?

  • You expect coaching - whenever you need it during the innovation process?

  • You are a creative thinker?

  • You love to puzzle over challenges and prototype stuff?

  • Teamworking is one of your many strengths?

  • Ready for professional, effective virtual collaboration around the globe?


Then the Innovation Marathon is perfect for you!

At the Innovation Marathon, you work in interdisciplinary teams on real industry challenges. In the run for the best ideas, see what can happen in 24 hours in a likeminded team with diverse backgrounds and skills. We carefully transform the elements of physical collaboration into the digital world, have prepared a set of suitable online-collaboration tools and will guide you through the exciting, challenging and fun process – wherever you are located.

APPLY NOW (latest 29th of July [extended]) for your spot in one of the carefully selected teams and get the chance to innovate with one out of five top global players from Austrian industry.

The Timeline of the TU Austria Innovation Marathon (Central European Summer Time CEST)

Wednesday, August 25th, 18:00 – 20:00 - Kick-Off 

You will get to know your fellow team members and have the first teambuilding session.

Thursday, August 26th, 12:00: Let’s go!

The time is running! You will be working for 24 hours straight, but don’t worry: Five Innovation-Coaches will be there for you at all time.

Friday,  August 27th, 12:00: Gonggggg!!

The time is over! Ideas are put together, concepts are selected, the presentations are perfected, presented at the Main Stage of the European Forum Alpbach and the company supervisors are eager to hear all about your ideas!


Participation and Application

We invite you to apply to the Innovation Marathon as soon as possible, latest until 29th of July 2021 [extended]. In the application form we invite you to submit a brief video and/or a résumé.

The tasks are given by five leading companies and TU Austria’s rectors will make sure your performance is valued.


You can find more details about the Innovation Marathon on our website www.innovation-marathon.org  or on facebook https://www.facebook.com/innovations.marathon/.

We are looking forward to your application!

Mario Fallast on behalf of the TU Austria Innovation-Marathon Team

Find here a summary of the Event 2020 and a short Video: