TechForFuture Challenge

In the run-up to ATEC X we stage an unprecedented Techathon starting on October 26. Participants will digitalize the retail trade with a lean start-up. The winning team of the competition will present the idea live during ATEC X.

We will provide you with a large co-working area, daily catering as well as snacks and drinks so that you can concentrate on your work.

To provide inspiration for your concepts and maximise the learning experience, we also arranged professional coaching and expert sessions. On-site work is accompanied by our camera team.

250,00 € per member of the winning team
Live presentation during ATEC X
Opportunity to become part of the start-up that develops from the idea
Every participant


When will the Challange take place?

The Techathon begins on October 26 and ends with ATEC X on October 30.

What will be the challange?

The aim is to develop a holistic concept with innovative approaches for local online trade.

Who can participate?

Students from all universities and disciplines can participate individually or in teams of up to five people. The application deadline is October 23. The programme is in German, but your pitch will be in English!

Where will the teams work?

The Techathon takes place on site in Aachen. We provide a large co-working area and catering. Due to the current situation, we have drawn up a comprehensive hygiene concept. The site also offers sufficient space to maintain the necessary distances from others.

Where to apply?

You can register for the TechForFuture Challenge using this form.