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The Corporate Campus Challenge is a unique learning experience specifically designed for creative, innovative and open-minded people. Whether you’re an Innovator every company loves or the entrepreneur who changes the world Corporate Campus Challenge is your chance to learn and shine.

Get involved in an innovative learning journey and work in interdisciplinary teams. Your goal will be to identify unfulfilled user and customer needs, develop new products and services, and create a tested prototype.

Why apply to CCC?

  • 14 weeks of hands-on mentality to push your innovative skills.
  • Mentoring from experienced coaches and experts in Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Open Innovation.
  • Receive a certificate of participation for your future CV.
  • Build your professional network with our innovative corporate partners.
  • Depending on your university, you can get ECTS for your participation.


Skills you will learn:

The Corporate Campus Challenge is spread over 14 weeks. You will have one interactive session per week, in which you will be coached in the following areas:

  • Design Thinking
  • Lean Startup
  • Prototyping
  • Interdisciplinary Co-Creation
Focus onCollaboration

So let’s find solutions to real-world corporate challenges! The challenges are set by our corporate partners. Their experts and our coaches will support you and your team in developing innovative solutions. COLLABORATION among the teams and with the Corporate Partners is the focus.

Kick-off Day

Challenge Scope



Problem Validation

Mid-Term Pitch


Concept Design

Prototype Festival


Testing Prototype


Business Model Design

Pitch Training

Finals & Graduation

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Joining the program is free for our participants. You only have to get into the program by showing your motivation and convincing us.
Everyone can apply who has the intrinsic motivation but also that they can only apply individually (not as a team) as we see working in an interdisciplinary and diverse team a big part of their 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, from a student to an experienced professional. This program is designed for change makers and innovators, and therefore open to everyone who wants to contribute to solving a meaningful challenge. The only requirement is that you are 18+ years old. Even though we are working hard to get students some ECTS for successful participation, we are not looking for “ECTS-hunters” – people that try to get ECTS in the most fun ways.

We select our participants according to their motivation combined with the date of application. We accept everyone who can convince us of their motivation, but we have 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, and 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 diverse people in a team. You’ll apply what you’ve 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 on 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 students will receive ECTS for their participation. But if you are only an “ECTS-hunter” – looking for the most fun way to get ECTS – this is not the right format for you.

Short answer: Yes, you will! All details are written down in our AGBs.
English. Only that way, we can ensure diversity in terms of nationality and demographic background. We expect all participants to speak and write basic English – not perfectly, but being able to express themselves.

I learn more when I apply the concepts or techniques practically rather than learning them theoretically, the CCC helped me to learn by doing. I also enjoyed and had fun working along with my teammates.


Team 4DI

Solving a problem requires us to fully understand where its roots are or where it makes the most impact. CCC gave me the chance to work with like-minded individuals and network with professionals.


Team ZVL

At the CCC, I got deep insights into the world of an entrepreneur. Together with a team, I have worked on new solutions and have tried out new technologies. As a techie, you get the chance to create a functional prototype, such as software.


Team Indi

We were supported by experts who further developed our skills of creative problem solving and entrepreneurship. I had a diverse team with different backgrounds, which enriched the entire experience.


Team Quattro+2

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