InnoEvent was created in 2010 in Odense, Denmark by founder Michael Lundorff-Hansen. It was designed as a mutually beneficial platform for developing new, innovative concepts by utilizing people of different educational backgrounds and industry professionals. Each year various companies and organisations present new cases that they are currently working on, and let the students minds run free as they work on the case and, with the help of the professionals, tackle it from their own perspective. We at InnoEvent have always encouraged curiosity and open-mindedness and those are values that we will continue to develop and cherish.
The event arrived in Tampere, Finland, in 2013 and has been arranged here every year since. By its sixth year it has brought together 2250 students, 140 coaches and 42 companies.
For the first four years that the project was held in Finland, the participants were mostly from Tampere University of Applied Sciences. In 2017, to celebrate Tampere3 cooperation, the project was expanded and also included students from Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere. This brought us a broader range of know-how from a more diverse group of people.
The theme of InnoEvent Tampere 2016 was Break the Ice. Participants came together to solve cases for the city of Tampere, Tampere University Hospital, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, DS Smith and Pyroll Oy. The project took place in the premises of Tampere University of Applied Sciences in November 2016. To get a grasp of the inspiring and positive feeling of previous year’s innovation week, here is the aftermovie from InnoEvent Tampere 2016:
The winning idea of the year came from a team called ”Innostuneet”. The team’s case came from Tampere University Hospital, case being ”how to even out the backlog and workload in the medical equipment maintenance of Tampere University Hospital?”.