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TU Austria Innovation Marathon 2023
August 28 to 29, 2023

This year´s event will be carried out as a live event at the European Forum in Alpbach.


TU Austria invites you to apply for this years’ 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 collaboration?


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.


The ​APPLICATION is open to all scholarship-holders of the European Forum Alpbach 2023.

The timeline for the TU Austria Innovation Marathon (Central European Summer Time CEST)

- August 16, 18:00 – 20:30 - Kick-Off  (online)

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

- Monday, August 28th, 13:00  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.

- Tuesday, August 29th, 12:30: 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 until 14th of July 2023.

The tasks are given by six 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 or on facebook

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

Find below a summary of the event 2022 (Alpbach)

See more videos on our Youtube - Channel
and Facebook


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