Want to test your skills with a real-life challenge, working with a multidisciplinary team? The best week of your studies awaits in November!
Sprint Innovation Festival is built to create opportunities for innovative ideas and businesses and enhance students’ innovation and entrepreneurial skills. This is possible together with brave partners who want to be involved in building a sustainable future.
Welcome to Sprint Innovation Festival 2024!
Sprint is for all students of the Tampere higher education community. The event language is English, and this spring there will also be international students from our European partner universities participating. The Spring 2024 Sprint will be held from March 5th to March 15th, 2024, at Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
Sprint Innovation Festival is an intensive learning event during which you will work as a team with your student colleagues in different fields. Together you will create innovative solutions to real-life challenges presented by a group of different companies and organizations. The best solutions will be awarded, so the event also has a competitive edge but not too seriously – we want you to have fun while working!
The event is focused on sustainability in its three dimensions: economic, social, and ecological. Coaches, professionals, and working life representatives guide you through the innovation process with a variety of methods and tools inspired by The Lean Startup methodology.
On the event’s Final day, every team presents their solution to a partner panel that gives feedback to the teams. Winners are awarded in the Final Gala.
After attending the Sprint Innovation Festival, you can:
- initiate and carry out an agile, customer-oriented innovation process
- think creatively and develop your ideas into a solution
- act as a team player in a multidisciplinary team
- create a pitch and sell ideas to customers
- demonstrate you have practical experience in cooperating with working life partners
Please make sure to allocate enough time in your calendar for Sprint work.
- 5th March 2024 Kick-off: Online; on Zoom and Howspace platform (9 am to 4 pm)
- 6th of March until 12th March 2024: Ideation phase: Teams work independently and self-directed
- 13th to 15th March: SPRINT Innovation Festival Campus Days: at Tampere University of Applied Sciences campus. From 8 or 9 am until 4 pm.
- 26th March 2024 After SPRINT: Online, from 3 pm to 4 pm.
Approved when you have demonstrated to be involved and committed to each Sprint Innovation Festival -day in an active manner, e.g., you can study and work both independently and as a member of the team. You can provide ideas, prototype, and validate the solutions, present your suggestions and give/ receive feedback. You can independently describe the complete innovation process, its phases, and its outcome.
Failed if you have missed more than one day out of four without replacing the hours in an agreed manner (e.g., covering the work by independent working hours). Failed if you do not actively participate in activities before Sprint (forming a team), during the ideation phase, and in the after-Sprint activity.
Fail may occur if you cannot describe what you and your team accomplished during the innovation process, its phases, methods, and outcome.
Credits: 3 ects
Course code: NN00FH28-3007
Study method: Team work
Experience level: Practice your skills
Location: TAMK, Kauppi
Period: 4 / 2024