Where ideas become innovation.

Our innovation programs & challenges address the biggest challenges of our time and connect the most important players in a smart open innovation approach. One thing is certain here: We shape the future!

Our projects. In a nutshell

Our innovation formats are the heart of ekipa. Here we bring together research, business, and politics to shape the future and develop groundbreaking solutions. Be part of it!
Explore the Platform
Our Innovations Network
We bring together the experience and knowledge of stakeholders from politics, industry and science.
Sustainable innovations
Nowhere is there a shortage of ideas. In our programs, innovations are created that last.
Support and empowerment
We believe that Open Innovation needs more than networking.

We know the 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.

Case Studies

Explore our case studies of past innovation programs and challenges and learn about the impact we've been able to make.
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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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