Tech Challenge

Do you want to learn how human-centric innovation works in practice? Then roll up your sleeves and join our 12-weeks program. Firstly, you will learn how to become a high-performing team and dive deep into one of the challenges that are worth solving. Then, you will explore the customer needs, associated with your challenge, and ideate on potential solutions. Finally, you will get your hands dirty with prototyping your idea that is capable of changing the status quo. You will work with cutting-edge technologies and network with domain experts. Every participant will be matched in an interdisciplinary team that gets support from a coach and access to prototyping facilities.

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Target Groups: PhD Students, Students

Area of Focus: Business Design, Scalable Tech

Next Date: October 24, 2023 - January 24, 2024

Times offered per year : Every semester, beginning of April or October

Duration: 1 semester (12 weeks)

Application Requirements : For students of all faculties & backgrounds; Enrollment as a student required, otherwise one should pay ("Tech Challenge Plus" Program)

ECTS : 6 ECTS (accreditation depends on the study program, Campus TUM ID: WI001180SE)

Language: English

Scope: 6-12h per week per participant

Learning Goals: Human-centric innovation, ideation, feedback, pitching, project management, prototyping, spotting opportunities, teamwork, user research


Join our exciting challenges this Winter Semester!

  • Judge-Assistant: How can we help a judge to know what aspects of a case are at issue? - provided by Legal Tech Colab
  • Consumer/Lawyer User Experience: How might we make the user experience between consumer and lawyer better using AI? - provided by Legal Tech Colab
  • Energy communities: How can everyone within a community contribute to, and profit from fair and sustainable energy solutions? - provided by NEB
  • Sustainable food chains: How might we organise and promote plant-based food chains in urban environments? - provided by NEB
  • Conflict-free playgrounds: How might we organize and modernize playgrounds in Neuperlach to reduce conflicts and increase fun and usability for all ages? - provided by NEB
  • Mobility Injustice Tool: How can the data-driven Mobility Injustice Tool become more user-friendly in order to be used by the general public and especially by decision-makers? - provided by WiMi Sustainable Mobility
  • Ride-Parcel-Pooling: How might we maximize the efficiency and value for passengers of shared transportation resources for both passengers and parcels? - provided by WiMi Sustainable Mobility


Application for Winter Semester 23/24 is closed.

Join our waiting list for the upcoming semester and be the first to sign up for our courses!

Waiting List Summer Semester 24


  • NEW! Tech Challenge Syllabus Winter Semester 2023


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Anastasia Myasnichenko

Program Development and Community

Yolanda Marin Ventura v2

Yolanda Marín Ventura

Project Coordinator

Valentin Sawadski

Valentin Sawadski

Lecturer and Experienced Founder

Richard Eckl

Richard Eckl

Lecturer and Experienced Founder