Tourism Industry meets Startups

15. - 17. October 2019 - Werkstätte Wattens

Startups & Tourism professionals are working on challenges of the Alpine Tourism Industry. The goal is to develop a solution prototye within 24 hours and to kick-off long-term cooperations. 

Currently we are looking for tourism professionals (DMOs, hotels & all kind of tourism service providers) who are facing challenges in digitization, sustainability, human ressource management and data topics. 


  • Tourism professionals & Startups work on innovation challenges from the Alpine Tourism Industry
  • Kick-off evening followed by a 24-hour challenge
  • On day 3, the prototypes will be presented
  • The sprint will be guided and hosted by experts & mentors
  • Where? Werkstätte Wattens | Tirol | Österreich



  • Prototyping first solutions (hardware | software | service)
  • Presentation of results on the demo day
  • Follow-up cooperation phase for tourism professionals & startups

Benefits for Startups

  • Guided innovation sprint including possibility to extend cooperation
  • All IP and results remain yours until you sign a cooperation agreement
  • Access to a professional network and valuable contacts in the alpine tourism industry
  • Opportunity for long-term cooperation and partnerships as well as market access
  • Increased brand awareness for your product and company
  • Food & drinks provided during the sprint
  • Financial support of up to € 400 per startup for travel and accommodation
  • € 1000 cash for the demo-day winner
  • Optional: biking or hiking outdoor activity in the Tyrolean mountains


Who should apply?

  • You’re a startup or an innovative company with a solution for any of the challenges listed below.
  • You’ve got a product, a business model and a team.
  • Then you’re all set. Apply for this 24-hour sprint to better position your company and your offer. Together with players from the Tyrolean tourism industry, you’ll be prototyping first solutions.


Jan-July 2020 Call for Challenges
July - Sept Call for Startups
15. Oct 2020 Kick-off evening | Werkstätte Wattens
16. Oct 2019 24 hours Sprint | Werkstätte Wattens
17. Oct 2019 Outdoor activity & demo day Präsentationen
Nov 2020 Cooperation-kick-off

Thanks to our partners!

Digital Tirol & Tirol Werbung