International Virtual Innovation Challenge

Picture: Andrea Mönch - so.splendid
Picture: Andrea Mönch - so.splendid

The GXC International Virtual Innovation Challenge is a unique action-learning experience for bachelor students. Public governmental and non-governmental organizations propose innovation challenges that can be solved through digital technologies. Next, students from HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences (HM) and its strategic partner institutions dive in an international virtual action-learning course.

Students are divided into international interdisciplinary teams and follow an innovation process to tackle the proposed challenges and prototype solutions. The course includes video lectures and dynamic weekly live sessions with a professor for content input and additional tutoring and team coaching sessions with industry experts to advise on prototyping and mentor students in the challenges of remote international teamwork.

  • Curriculum

  • Challenges

    Here is an overview of all our GXC challenges and summary reports of the approaches and prototypes that our student teams have developed:

    Challenge winter semester 2021/22:

    • Deutsche Bahn Connect: How might we effectively integrate folding-bike-systems and rail usage in urban and rural areas?" Challenge report

    Challenges summer semester 2021:

    • Deutscher Skiverband (DSV) - German Ski Federation: How can the German Ski Federation make use of digital technologies to shape a sustainable future for winter sports? Challenge report

    • European Championships Munich 2022: How can the European Championships Munich 2022 motivate their visitors and spectators to do more sports and inspire them to lead more active lifestyles, creating a positive impact for local sport clubs and society as a whole? Challenge report

    Challenges winter semester 2020/21:

    • City of Munich – Department of Labor and Economic Development: How can municipalities, through digital solutions, motivate local companies towards climate protection, in times of crisis? Report

    • Deutscher Skiverband (DSV) - German Ski Federation: How could the association digitally engage ski enthusiasts (amateur skiers) in a way that adds value to all stakeholders and leads to an active interconnected ski community? Report
    • Kreisjugendring München-Stadt - Munich City District Youth Association together with the M:UniverCity Co-Creation-Group: The future of youth participation: How to empower the youngsters? Report

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