We Innovate

As a leading open innovation incubator, we bring together people, industries and organizations across all boundaries to encourage positive change together through sustainable, future-oriented innovations.
Trusted by the best in the industry

We don't just generate ideas
We create sustainable innovations

Together with our partners from politics, industry and society, we identify and define relevant questions and search fields, which we drive forward within the framework of our unique Open Innovation programs. Through our ecosystems of universities, research institutions, and startup networks, we enable innovators and future shapers worldwide to work together to develop new solutions in the form of products, applications, processes, or business models and bring them to fruition.
challenges have been successfully carried out on our platform since 2018.
innovators and future shapers have already participated in our innovation programs.
educational institutions collaborate with ekipa to provide practice transfer for their students and research groups.
of all selected solutions were followed up by our partners after the project.

We know your industry

In the over 100 open innovation projects we have become familiar with the unique selling propositions and problems of a wide variety of industries. With our open innovation processes, we can identify specifics and develop viable solutions – for any industry.

We are ekipa - Let's innovate together.

Diverse perspectives are the foundation for innovation. With our different programs, we bring together the most relevant players in our ecosystems and drive new innovations with the ekipa method.

Let's transfer academic knowledge into entrepreneurial practice!
In close collaboration with universities, companies and political partners, we design holistic thinking and ecosystems in which smart solutions for real problems emerge.
Coachings, workshops and master classes in the context of university teaching
Personality and competence development for students and lecturers
Support of collaborations and start-ups out of the university
Groundbreaking innovations from technology and science for your business.
Together with our customers, we promote and implement marketable innovations and help you unlock new solutions in the form of products, applications, processes, or business models.
Access to a global network of universities, research institutes and startup institutions
Developing relevant solutions and innovations for your problems and challenges
Positioning as an innovation driver in the areas of digitalization and sustainability
Highway to Innovation
Accelerate your career, your ideas or your startup!
Become part of a global movement of future shapers and change the world for good together with us in an innovative and cooperative, social and ecological, sustainable and economic way.
Prize money, grants and cooperation programs with companies & politics for sustainable impact
Lift your reputation and networks to the next level
Exclusive events, goal-oriented coachings and selected keynotes by international experts
Shaping the Future?

ekipa in a Nutshell

As a young and dynamic startup, we breathe open innovation every day. From large to small, we have accompanied the most diverse projects and brought them to success.
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Powerful connections
We bring together the experience and knowledge of stakeholders from politics, industry and academia to empower entirely new projects.
Excellent network
Through our stable network of universities, research institutes and startup partners, we are able to find the best innovators for each challenge.
Support, empowerment & acceleration
We get actively involved in the open innovation process and accompany participants with intensive coaching, workshops and feedback sessions. Things pick up speed with ekipa.
Expertise & experience
Still young but with the know-how of more than 100 implemented open innovation projects. And we are looking forward to knowing more because there are more projects to come.
Sustainable innovations
Nowhere lacks ideas. In our programs, long lasting innovations are created to positively change the world.
Team is key
Our interdisciplinary and diverse team brings together expertise from different sectors and disciplines to our projects – we like to share with our clients & innovators.

Running & upcoming innovation programs & challenges

We offer a variety of challenges. Register now for free on our innovation platform to stay up to date about current & upcoming open innovation challenges. Let's innovate together.
HealthTech Innovation Program
AI & Data Science Innovation Program
Deutschland 4.0
Upcoming Challenges
Let's create impactful solutions together

Our INNOVATE2030 open innovation program calls upon researchers, young professionals, students and startups to develop new approaches or to apply existing solutions in order to create impactful innovation. Collaborate closely with leading companies like Boehringer Ingelheim, Rossmann, SOLARIMO and a major swiss watch manufacturer.

Do you want to be involved in achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals? Take the chance and work on real-life problems that not only bring in prize money, but also real partnership models, investments and pilot projects.

Check out the challenges and create real impact - together.

Let's create ONE holistic health together!

The HealthTech Innovation Program calls upon researchers, young professionals, students and startups to develop new approaches or to apply existing solutions in order to build a sustainable & digital healthcare together.

Collaborate with two of the most innovative healthcare companies in Bayer & Gerresheimer to improve people's health and lives.

Let's shape the future of AI together!

Our AI & Data Science Innovation Program calls upon researchers, young professionals, students and startups to develop new approaches or to apply existing solutions, using 2 real-world challenges from established corporations like APG and a leading multinational retail-group.

Are you ready to shape digital Germany?

The program takes place in German.

With our Open Innovation Program Deutschland 4.0, we aim to "dare more digitalization." Together with bold innovators like yourself, we are shaping the digital future of Germany! Based on real challenges from the economy and society, our goal is to develop solutions for a more digital Germany. Be daring: register on the platform, submit your ideas, and become part of the digital transformation in Germany.

Stay tuned for upcoming challenges!

Fancy a challenge? Our platform has got you covered! From AI to HealthTech and Finance, we offer plenty of challenges to foster sustainability, digitization and social impact. Plus, it's totally free to register - just scroll down for our past challenges or find programs that tickle your fancy. Let's innovate together - join us today for an opportunity not to be missed!

ekipa Case Studies

Discover the innovation potential, variety of topics and diversity of industries through our completed innovation programs & challenges.
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Look behind the scenes

Dive deep into the background of ekipa and our learnings about open innovation.
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We provide growth  - grow with us!

To master our future growth and create an international impact, we are looking for innovation-hungry people to work with us and change the world for the better!

Contact Information

Justin Gemeri
Co-Founder & Co-CEO

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