Alpine Tech Industry meets Startups

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The Alpine Tech Innovation Sprint is entering its third round: Established companies collaborate with international startups on challenges in the areas of tourism, sports & outdoor and mobility . The goal is the development of a prototype / proposal with the prospect of a long-term collaboration.

Due to Covid-19 the Alpine Tech Innovation Sprint pauses this year and will take place again in 2021.

Quotes 2019

"With rapid prototyping at the Alpine Tech Innovation Sprint, we as tourism experts get to know new models for structured innovation development."

- Christian Klingler, Tirol Werbung

"During the Alpine Tech Innovation Sprint, there were problems that had to be solved very simply; and when three startups face a challenge, creative potential is sparked, which has enabled us to implement a feasible and, above all, targeted solution for the customer within a very short time to develop. It was an exciting experience that certainly promises sustainable success. " 

- Katharina Huna, Datacycle


For Established Companies


  • One day workshop to define the challenge
  • Three days innovation sprint with international startups
  • Support, coaching and mentoring
  • One day workshop to kick-off a long-term collaboration


  • Intense examination of the challenge
  • Distinct definition of the "challenge statement"
  • Collaboration with international startups and access to disruptive, new technologies
  • Solution prototyp / proposal for the challenge
  • Possibility for a long-term collaboration with the startup
  • Communication with (transregional) industry
  • Accompanied kick-off of the collaboration (framework, project plan)

Participants 2018 & 2019

For Startups

Startups or innovative companies with technological solutions for the mentioned challenges can apply for the Alpine Tech Innovation Sprint. An existing product or functioning prototype, that fits as a solution for the challenge or can be develeoped accordingly, is required.

The Call for Startups starts, as soon as the challenges are defined. You want to stay up to date? Register now and we'll keep you informed.


  • Three days innovation sprint with companies from the alpine industry
  • Support, coaching and mentoring
  • One day workshop to kick off a long-term collaboration


  • Further development of your own solution / product together with companies of the alpine industry.
  • Access to the network & contacts to the industry
  • Possibility for long-term collaboration with the company plus market access
  • Accompanied kick off of the collaboration (framework, project plan)
  • Financial support for participating startups
  • optional: biking and hiking activity in the Tirolean mountains

Participants 2019