You want to make a differenceand shape the future?

As a leading open innovation incubator, we bring people, industries and organizations together across all borders. We are united by a common goal: to positively change the world with sustainable and future-proof innovations. That's what drives us.

Accelerate your career, your ideas or your start-up!

As a participant, you receive direct access to real-life economic and social challenges via our open innovation platform. You will work in close cooperation with innovative companies and organizations to develop viable solutions for our future.

Students & Researchers
Turn theory into practice
In our innovation programmes, we partner you with companies and organisations to tackle economic, social and scientific issues together. 100% practice and hands on.
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
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Take your startup to the next level!
We partner your startup together with valuable partners from business and politics and enable you to further grow your venture.
Funding and cooperation programmes with companies and politics for sustainable impact
Proof-of-concept, development partners and major customers
Direct access to experts and our network
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How it works

Become part of a global movement of future creators and change the world with us in an innovative, cooperative, social and ecological, sustainable, and economic way.
Step 1: Register for free
Register on the ekipa platform in a few minutes and explore a wide range of projects
Step 2: Choose your challenge
E-Mobility? Circular Economy? Blockchain and Web3? Choose from a variety of challenges from different industries
Step 3: Start your innovation
Start to change the future. As an ekipa team we support you with various coachings and other offers
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What our participants say

The innovation projects with ekipa are a real boost! As a participant, you not only get the opportunity to work on great and exciting projects, but you also come into direct contact with exciting representatives from business, research and politics - like in our case with Samsung. Furthermore, I was also impressed by the range of coaching sessions, workshops and feedback sessions.
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Katharina PorentaCo-Founder at EP-CHECKUP

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.
Future Finance Innovation Program
Enpulse Challenge: Carbon Management
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow - Tech Ideas of Gen Next
Upcoming Challenges
Let's innovate the financial world together!

Our Future Finance Innovation Program calls upon researchers, young professionals, students and startups to develop new approaches or to apply existing solutions, focusing on building and shaping the future of finance. You can work on 6 challenges from established corporations like Sparkasse Bremen, BHW Bausparkasse, GLS Bank, LBBW, Hamburg Commercial Bank and Santander.

Boost your startup now!

For participation a (desired) company headquarters in Germany is required

CO2 in our atmosphere acts as an accelerant for climate change. Together with Enpulse, EnBW's venture builder, we are looking for your startup ideas to remove existing CO2 from the atmosphere, to make it usable for other purposes, or to create transparency across the entire value chain with the help of verification.

Submission Deadline: June 14, 2023

How do you envision your future?

How can novel technologies be utilized in the fields of education, sustainability, health, mobility, social inclusion or new work to create a better future? Take part and collaborate with Samsung to bring your idea that benefits our society & environment to life!

Submission Deadline: June 18, 2023 - 11.59 pm CEST

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!

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