CORPORATE CAMPUS CHALLENGE
Real Challenge Big Impact!
We connect creative minds with innovative companies, collaborating to tackle real-world challenges.
Are you a young, ambitious individual with a passion for innovation? Do you want to enhance your problem-solving and critical thinking abilities by collaborating with industry champions?
Then the Corporate Campus Challenge is the right offering for you!
FROM A CHALLENGE TO A SOLUTION IN 14 WEEKS (LEARN, BUILD, GROW)
The CCC is a 14-week hands-on entrepreneurial program that provides the perfect opportunity for you to put your skills to the test!
Join our program by applying as an individual and work alongside talented interdisciplinary teams to tackle real practical challenges from our corporate partners. Through problem solving by design thinking and lean startup methodologies, you will develop out of the box solutions and gain valuable entrepreneurial skills and real-world experience.
Our supportive entrepreneurial community is the perfect place for talented students to connect with like-minded individuals and discover exciting career opportunities with our corporate partners.
Voted as one of the German TOP 10 projects of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2022
How will your CCC journey look like ?
PICK A CHALLENGE
Once you’re admitted, you will be invited to our launch event where we will reveal this years challenge providers! The corporates will pitch their unique challenges and then you will vote for your preferences.
JOIN A TEAM
Next, you will meet your teammates at the kick-off. They come from different universities, background and nationalities! This ensures diverse perspectives and boosts creativity in the team.
SOLVE THE CHALLENGE
Your goal will be to identify unfulfilled user and customer needs, develop new products/ services and create a tested prototype. Our coaches & trainers will provide you the necessary guidance.
14 weeks later, It’s time for you to show the world your hard work! You will pitch in front of the audience, corporates and panel of experts.
YOUR JOURNEY IS NOT YET OVER...
Multitude of opportunities await you after CCC.
Continue working on your idea either with your team, alone or jointly with the company together.
Innovate Like Never Before!
Experience the thrill of working in diverse & interdisciplinary teams.
Working on real-world problems in an interdisciplinary team will encourage you to think critically and develop effective problem-solving skills.
DEVELOP THE ESSENTIAL FUTURE SKILLS
Through our interdisciplinary approach you will cultivate soft skills such as communication, critical thinking, adaptability, empathy, and leadership.
These skills which are highly sought after by employers across industries will set you apart and propel you toward success in any field.
CONNECT WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS
Immerse yourself in an environment where you can network and build connections with our esteemed corporate partners.
These connections can provide valuable insights, mentorship opportunities, and a deeper understanding of your field of interest.
Your journey starts here, where industry connections become invaluable assets for your professional growth
CONNECT WITH A VIBRANT COMMUNITY OF INNOVATORS
By being part of the cohort, you will have the opportunity to join a thriving community of aspiring entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers !
Interact with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and collaborate on your future ventures.
Together, you will foster an environment of entrepreneurial spirit, support, and inspiration.
WE BRING INNOVATORS AND INNOVATIVE COMPANIES TO COLLABORATE TOGETHER
Hear from those who have experienced the program
Our team of highly experienced Design Thinking coaches with various professional and academic backgrounds will accompany you in your individual project team throughout the CCC journey.
Every individual who has the intrinsic motivation can apply. But also you can apply only individually (not as a team) as we see working in an interdisciplinary and diverse team a big part of your learning journey. To ensure a maximum of learning, we are looking for applicants that show a high motivation and willingness to learn within a group of diverse people, regardless of the stage of your career, or from being a student to an experienced professional.
This program is aimed at change-makers and innovators and is therefore open to anyone who would like to contribute to the solution of a meaningful challenge.The only requirement is that you are 18+ years old.
We select our participants based on their motivation to join this year’s cohort. We accept everyone who can convince us of their motivation, but we have only limited amount of places. If all places are taken, we will let you know if you made it on the waiting list and inform you as early as possible if you can move up and join the program. In case you won’t make it into the program, we would be pleased about your application for the next batch.
Don’t worry! All of our sessions are offered in a hybrid setting, so you can still attend even if you are joining us virtually.
The goal is to learn entrepreneurship by applying methods from Design Thinking and Lean Startup to a given challenge. You will work with a team of diverse people. You will apply what you have learned directly by developing a functional prototype, delivering an inspiring final pitch, and creating valuable documentation for the challenge partner (company). But you won’t be alone in this journey. Each team will have a dedicated coach and will be guided through all phases of our program.
However, it is your motivation that will make the difference and let you achieve a result that adds real value. Each motivated participant will receive even more motivation from their coaches and trainers to help you achieve that goal and go above and beyond.
For all HHN students: The Corporate Campus Challenge is part of the “Studium Generale” program. Therefore if you choose for Corporate Campus Challenge you will receive ECTS from HHN.
For all TUM students: The Corporate Campus Challenge is part of the elective study program. TUM MiM & BMT students will receive ECTS for their participation.
For all Uni Viadrina students: The Corporate Campus is part of the elective study program. The students need to fill in the official application form and also register with the University to receive the ECTS
But if you are only an “ECTS-hunter” – looking for the most fun way to get ECTS – this is not the right program for you.