We use innovative processes and methods to network start-ups, researchers and students with industry.

We tap unused potential and create added value for companies, universities and the digital generation.

Our services

With innovative formats we bring together companies, students, start-ups and universities on our online platform. In this way, we jointly meet the economic and social challenges of the (digital) future.

For companies

Start your individual project

Initiating the innovation process

For universities

Integrate challenges into your lecture

Become a cooperation partner

For students

Unfold your knowledge in real innovation projects

Unfold knowledge

For startups

Push innovations together with big companies

Push innovations

Current Innovation Formats

Co2 – from waste to value

Co2 – from waste to value

Student, Responsibility, Co2, Recycling

University x Corona

University x Corona

Student, CDR, Responsibility, Politics

Sparkasse KölnBonn – Personal Banking meets digital Innovation

Sparkasse KölnBonn – Personal Banking meets digital Innovation

Student, Banking, Customer Experience, Stores

Working together with ekipa was a unique experience and a new way to reach out to a lot of curious minds from various faculties.

Combining the best of both worlds can generate valuable new business opportunities for large corporates but also open a lot of doors for creative and motivated talents.”

Tobias WeitzelHead of Operations at Merck Innovation Center

We love challenges. ekipa made it possible for us to compete against 150 international
Startups at the Deutsche Bahn Challenge.

We won 25k EUR project budget and a 100 day
Proof of Concept with DBmindbox!

Levent ValenteWinner “Digital Customer Experience”- Challenge



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