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.
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!

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