Big yellow Sprint letters on stage

Sprint Innovation Festival

See you in 7.-11.11.2022!

Innovation festival for the bravest of students and companies

Sprint Innovation Festival logo in pink and violet

Sprint Innovation Festival is a week-long annual innovation festival that brings together a staggering amount of higher education students, companies, municipalities and third sector organizations as well as experts and researchers from various fields. Sprint Innovation Festival is for the bravest of students and companies!

This year Sprint will be organized as a hybrid event, from 7th to 11th of November. 11 challenges will be solved on TAMK Main campus in Kauppi and four of the challenges will be solved online. Final pitching will be held at Tampere University City centre and the evening gala at restaurant Ilona.

Solving real challenges

Over the course of one week, over 500 students will solve real business challenges for various organizations, pulling together as multidisciplinary teams. The students get to put their theoretical know-how into practice and learn new meta skills that complement the things they learned in school. To solve the challenges, the students get support from coaches, experts and members of the organization that presented the challenge. During the week, students and partners will have a unique opportunity to network. There’s a good chance that you’ll find new talent for your organization in this event.

The intensive week will conclude with the jury reviewing the work and picking the best solutions. The best ideas will be noticed and teams will have an possibility to continue working with their ideas even after the event.

The official event languages are English and Finnish.

Sprint News

Partners published

We have published almost all of the partners and challenges for this year.

Read through the challenges and soon, when the enrollment form is open, you get to choose which challenges you would like to solve during Sprint week!

Volunteer recruitment

We are looking for students to join Sprint team as volunteers! Open positions for event assistants and assistant coaches.

Would you like to be involved in building this event that happens to be be one of the greatest in our community?

Sprint team – contact us!

You can reach us all at

Contact person

Saara Eriksson

Development Specialist, Project Manager @Sprint


Sprint Project Manager

Contact person


Sanna Tahlo


+358 50 454 2262

Sprint Partnerships

Contact person


Suvi Hokkanen


Sprint Producer

Contact person


Deniz Çalışkan

Marketing & Production

Contact person

Noora Jääskö

SPRINT | Volunteer Coordinator

I’m in charge of volunteer recruitment, guidance and coordination at Sprint 2022.
Would you like to ask something about Sprint Volunteers?
Contact me by e-mail or at Telegram, @noorajaasko

Contact person


Oona Martikainen

Marketing & Production