Steyr CampusBusiness & Management

That was InnoCamp36® 202021st / 22nd October 2020

And the winner is… 1st Place for artificial intelligence in sales

36 hours made up the time limit given to management students of 19 nations in which to give their creativity free rein and develop extraordinary ideas and solutions for 8 well-known companies. The InnoCamp36 took place for the fifth time at FH OÖ Campus Steyr. English only was spoken throughout the teamwork and during the presentation.

“The InnoCamp36 is a good opportunity, to build networks between the University of Applied Sciences, companies, students and school pupils and reinforces the already excellent cooperation between businesses and the FH OÖ”, says initiator and Head of Studies, Margarethe Überwimmer.

36 hours were allowed for the 70 participants to develop and present their projects. The assignments were set by renowned, internationally oriented companies, including Berner, BMD Business Software, Business Upper Austria, Hilti, Lely, Internorm, SKF und Trotec. Finally, every group had to present its project to the jury within exactly 360 seconds.

Project involving artificial intelligence in sales in 1st place
The Internorm team earned first place by presenting exciting solutions for future artificial intelligence applications in sales with a focus on the topic of window and door offers.  The winners‘ hard work was rewarded with a lucrative prize.

Stephan Kubinger, co-owner of Internorm said: “We are proud of our InnoCamp36-project team. The students and pupils of various nationalities generated exciting and innovative solutions with a focus on the core products windows, sun shading and doors. We are looking forward to putting the ideas and contents into practice in the future.”

“The InnoCamp36 is a great platform for getting in contact with exciting companies and finding answers to questions of the future with students and pupils from a wide variety of nations”, says student, Stefan Schweiger (28) from the GSM-Master degree programme. He and his team won first prize for the company, Internorm.

The second prize went to Business Upper Austria’s project group. It focussed on strengthening the resilience of Upper Austria and its industry.

The Hilti team reached third place by developing an alternative concept for employee benefits in the form of an app-based cafeteria system.

Initiator, Margarethe Überwimmer, is proud of the results: „Everyone put in a great performance. The atmosphere  was excellent and the participants were totally engaged. The  InnoCamp36 stands for networking between the University of Applied Sciences, businesses, students and pupils.”