At the first "InnoCamp36®" on 25 and 26 October 2013 students from 16 nations allowed their creativity to run wild. Ten well-known companies from the region took the opportunity to discover new, fresh ideas generated by the project groups. The first place went to the idea of rotating jobs for the company Trumpf. Students entered new territory when they addressed the issues put forward by the company. "For us, the creative process and teamwork were the key experiences" commented the winning group unanimously. The jury finally classified the Trumpf project group as the winning team. What was needed was the optimal internal communication of the future. Students and a pupil from the HLW Steyr worked out a concept which consisted of self-rotating work places. Depending on requirements, the multimedia tables can either be isolated or put together in working groups. A cheque for 1000 euros was the prize for coming first.
The second prize of EUR 400,- was awarded to the project group of ZF in Steyr the subject of which was attractive apprenticeships in the future. This group managed to convince the jury with a roleplay. Third place went to the vision of seaweed farming in 2030 for the Agriculture Group CNH Austria, the manufacturer of agricultural machinery. Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Margarethe Überwimmer, Dean of the University of Applied Sciences, Campus Steyr is very satisfied with the premiere of InnoCamp36®: „Everyone offered a great performance. The atmosphere was excellent, the students were totally engaged.“ She is proud of how international the activity was. Students from a total of 16 nations were at the start. English was spoken in both the teams as well as in the project groups. „InnoCamp36® is a good way to enable the University of Applied Sciences, companies and students to network“ says the Dean.