Talents of Tomorrow – Sustain Challenge

Challenge Today, Create a Better Tomorrow

With initiating “Talents of Tomorrow”, Eintracht Frankfurt and Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences seek to empower the next generation of business leaders that have an eye on technology, data science, business modeling and sustainability.

For the next edition of the Sustain Challenge – as part of Talents of Tomorrow initiative – we follow the call of finding new approaches to economic, social, and environmental problems of the 21st century.

What is the Sustain Challenge about?

Imagine a Hackathon - but more Collaborative

The Sustain Challenge is not an exercise, nor an assignment. It is a challenge. It’s your chance to sharpen your professional competences, get digital skills, engage with industry professionals, compete and collaborate with your peers, and foster your entrepreneurial spirit!

During the program, you will work on the biggest challenges of our society: the sustainable development of our planet, our society, and our economy.

What does the learning experience look like?

The Sustain Challenge is a “digilog” format. That means kick-off and graduation day will be on site at Eintracht Frankfurt, allowing participants to get to know each other, mingle with the corporate partners, bond with teammates, and celebrate their achievements. Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences will provide participants with a learning platform in the metaverse – in an on-demand and virtual way – with a hands-on education on the topics of Sustainability, Entrepreneurship & Technology. Practitioners from industry-leading corporatations & startups share their expertise and ways to design a successful and sustainable business. Because the knowledge transfer happens on-demand and virtually, you can learn at your own pace and time availability.

You will work in teams on specific business challenges provided by participating corporate partners to experiment with learned techniques and gain hands-on experiences.

What You Will Learn

During the bootcamp, you will get the unique opportunity to look into classes from the degree programs of the Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences in sustainability, entrepreneurship and technology to build the knowledge base necessary to complete the challenges.

Find out more about the problem statement, carry out our research, understand the corporate's needs

Find out more about the (potential) customer group, what pains they have, the jobs they need to get done. 

Build a prototype (click dummy) that visualizes your idea, that represents the most important features, that empowers you to test the most important hypothesis.

Find out more about the business model, a potential business model pattern, the value you create, the unfair advantage, the KPIs, and metrics on how you’ll measure your success.

Find out more how to pitch, why storytelling is important and hoo to understand and convince your audience.

When is the next edition?

The next edition will take place on April 28, 2024 - we look forward to receiving your applications!

Where will the kick-off take place?

The kick-off event will take place on May 13, 2024 at Eintracht Frankfurt.

When is the work phase?

The work phase takes place from May 14 to June 9.

Where and when does the graduation take place?

The graduation will take place on site at Eintracht Frankfurt: June 10, 2024.

What are Your Benefits?

  • A challenge! Experience challenge-based learning with guidance and mentorship of industry experts
  • Gain credibility and demonstrate new competencies for your CV or LinkedIn profile with a certificate and badge
  • The chance to learn new ways of thinking and grow personally
  • Opportunity to work collaboratively on challenges with your peers
  • Expand your professional network

Create Impact and Win a Cash Prize of € 5.000

Note: this edition is limited to a certain number of highly motivated applicants.

How do you apply? Are you the right fit?

  • Highly motivated currently enrolled student, seeking to make an
    impact in the fields of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and technology
  • Curious and willing to dedicate yourself to the program
  • Ambition to solve real-life challenges
  • Good English skills are necessary