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Tech Challenge 
Winter semester 2017/18
TUM School of Management
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- Kick-off: Introduction to challenges, resources, objectives. “Challenge fair” at the end. Students are sensitized, inspired and stimulated to develop feasible, viable and holistic solutions to address current industrial topics as smart city, mobility, digital healthcare, Industry 4.0 and smart grid by utilizing cutting-edge technologies as cloud, IoT, AI, AR/VR.
- Challenge workshops: 1 day is reserved for each corporate to hold an interactive workshop with the batch of students interested to know more about the respective challenge (known needs, available technologies, boundary conditions, etc.).
- Interdisciplinary teams and ideas registration as pertaining to a specific challenge (choice made by teams): Team, Vision, Project Plan
- Ideation workshop: Design thinking, empathic exploration, needfinding, concept generation, evaluation, and selection
- Work-in-progress: Prototyping, testing, generating feedback, iterating, creating new insights and elaborating use cases. On demand office hours and consulting sessions with experts for ideation, technology development, product design, and team development.
- Customer Value Proposition, Market and Positioning with respect to competition, Unique Selling Proposition, Business Model, Value Chain, Market Entry
- Business Plan, pitch training
- Pre-Demo Day Meetup: User Acceptance Testing with respective challenge owners. Teams present, respective corporate provides feedback.
- Feedback integration to finalize project results
- Demo Day: Teams showcase their final concepts by means of their prototypes, videos, posters, and short business plans
Knowledge: Willingness to participate; affinity with tech and entrepreneurship trends preferred
Abilities: Identifying opportunities; proactiveness; communication; teamwork; commitment
Skills: openness; analytical thinking; design thinking; self-motivation; networking
Upon successful completion of this module, students are able to:

- identify latest technology trends related to topics such as smart city, mobility, digital healthcare, Industry 4.0 and smart grid
- understand opportunities and challenges in applying cutting-edge technology (e.g., cloud, IoT, AI, AR/VR) to address a specific industrial challenge
- conduct project-based interdisciplinary teamwork
- carry out an individualized learning process by utilizing referenced online resources as well as on demand expert coaching regarding team development, technology development and product design
- evaluate own ideas, prototypes and project findings with experts, users, and customers, and work closely with their feedback
- recognize and utilize contemporary web platforms for digital project creation and sharing
- operate in a high-tech prototyping workshop equipped with latest technology and devices
- create functional prototypes to demonstrate own proposed solution to a specific industrial challenge
- devise a showcase of own project results to a broad audience of peers, academics and practitioners
- create short business plans to effectively communicate business value of own project results

Thus, students get familiarized with the many facets of entrepreneurship. In doing that, they are enabled to see, realize, and experience the multiplicity in the everyday life of an entrepreneur, entrepreneurial personalities, as well as entrepreneurial skills and motivations.

Innovatively addressing complex themes as smart city and Industry 4.0 often requires the use of cutting-edge technologies within an entrepreneurial process. Based on this premise and to get the students understand and apply such a process, the module deploys hands-on project-based learning and interdisciplinary teamwork.

Each semester several industrial challenges are spotlighted as proposed by the participating corporates, who provide access to their proprietary technologies, resources, experts and coaches specific to their respective challenge. An industrial challenge is formulated to be broad, with the potential of breeding many specific projects in return. Students are encouraged to propose which challenge to address in which way (i.e., project idea) and within which team.

Through interactive team exercises and a semester-long project, the students experience peer-learning while gaining practice in assessing and optimizing usage of their team resources. They are also provided with team coaching sessions, individual mentoring, tutorials as necessary (challenge-dependent), and hands-on courses to operate machines and devices (3D printer, laser cutter, waterjet cutter, sensors etc.) at the high-tech prototyping workshop (team- and challenge-dependent).
Für die Anmeldung zur Teilnahme müssen Sie sich in TUMonline als Studierende*r identifizieren.
Note: Students from all faculties are welcome. For application to seminar and the schedule visit http://techchallenge.de/
A maintained list of references to relevant online course materials will be provided on http://techchallenge.de/