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 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, to get digital skills, to engage with industry professionals, to compete and collaborate with your peers, and to 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.
How does the learning experience look like?
Sustain Challenge is a 'digilog' format. That means, that Kick-off and Graduation Day will be on site at Eintracht Frankfurt, to get to know each other, to mingle with the corporate partners, to bond with your teammates and finally to celebrate your achievements. Tomorrows University of Applied Sciences will provide you 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 corporates & startups share their expertise and ways to design a successful and sustainable businesses. As the knowledge transfer happens on demand and virtual 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.
Understand the Problem and discover your opportunity
Find out more about the problem statement, carry out our research, understand the corporate's needs
Understand the Customer Group
Find out more about the (potential) customer group, what pains they have, the jobs they need to get done.
Develop your Prototype
Build a prototype (click dummy) that visualizes your idea, that represents the most important features, that empowers you to test the most important hypothesis.
Develop your Business Model
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.
What is the time schedule? New Dates!
- Application phase till 2nd April 2023
- Feedback on application till 5th April 2023
- Kick-off on site at Eintracht Frankfurt: 26th April 2023
- Graduation on site at Eintracht Frankfurt: 24th May 2023
During the program duration there will be bi-weekly virtual check-ins with Eintracht Frankfurt and Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences to see how you and your team are moving forward or if you need any support.
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
- Enlarge your professional network
Finally: Create impact and win a cash prize of € 5.000
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
- Ambitious to solve real-life challenges
- Good English skills are necessary
Can I apply regardless of university and degree program?
Yes, you can! The only requirement is that you are currently enrolled as a student.
What is the deadline of the application-process?
Your application needs to be submitted till 2nd April 2023
When will I get feedback if my application was successful?
We will get back to you till 5th April 2023.
What workload should I expect?
You are free to organize your time as you like. Based on experience, a workload of 6-8 hours/week can be calculated.
Is prior knowledge of programming/coding languages required?
It’s a plus, but not a requirement.
Who will be selecting the application?
Selection committee for the applications are staff members from EintrachtTech, Tomorrow’s University and the participant corporate partners.
Are there any costs involved for the participating students?
No! As a sign of your commitment, we only ask for a deposit of € 100 before the start of the programm. After taking part in the bootcamp you will of course be reimbursed without delay. If the deposit is not financially affordable, talk to us 🙂
What are the commitments?
- Fully commitment to program and the project and teamwork
- 100% commitment to our community guidelines
Can I apply as a team?
Yes, you can. Only limitation is the team size of 4 pax as a maximum.
Do we necessarily have to work in a team?
Yes, you do. If you do not apply as a team, we create a team for you and pay particular attention to interdisciplinarity.
Does EintrachtTech, Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences or the corporate partner own the idea/solution if my team wins?
No, EintrachtTech, Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences or the corporate partner do not claim any rights to the results of the work developed under the program (e.g. software IP).