The Academic Business Cloud

Enable scalable challenge-based collaboration with universities, manage corporate-wide challenge audits and enable challenge sponsors to engage student teams on a global scale.

Trusted by top
companies and universities

Deployed in
+ 1.480 Companies

+ 5.000 Challenges managed Deployed in + 27 countries countries + 2.000 challenge sponsors actively engaged 99% solutions delivery rate 97% challenge match rate + 1.480 Trusted by Companies

A unique setup for vast opportunities

To accelerate ideas-to-market

  • Innovation Scouting
  • Hackathons
  • Open Innovation
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Idea Management

To create talent relationships

  • Graduate Hiring
  • Employer Branding
  • Student Consulting and Collaboration
  • Internships

Enable individual, departmental or an organization-wide challenge collaboration with universities on a global scale

Scout for innovation in a problem-based setup, detect new solutions and competent graduate talent

Innovation Scouting

Going beyond the traditional means of collaboration with universities on a closly defined target list, opening up opportunities to scout for new ideas, fresh concepts, surprising prototypes and much more on a global scale, whithout running the risks of building up commitments, thanks to digital collaboration and a pre-existing university network

Hackathons

Think hackathons and engage in highly rewarding activities beyond the typical scope of hackathon-sprints, allowing not only to produce relevant protoypes, but also to validate competencies of potential future employees throughout all partaking teams, as opposed to only the few winning ones.

Graduate Hiring

Leverage organisational needs for solution proposals to validate students' competencies and build a pipeline of post-/graduate students fitting to current and future vacancies

Employer Branding

Think hackathons and engage in highly rewarding activities beyond the typical scope of hackathon-sprints, allowing not only to produce relevant protoypes, but also to validate competencies of potential future employees throughout all partaking teams, as opposed to only the few winning ones.

Student Consulting and Collaboration

Take advantage of a new way of student consulting, one that is always supervised by academics and students intrinsically motivated to deliver their best to gain the final grade and credits for their degree.

Internships

Select the best students to come on board with you, with information and validated competencies you have collected during challenge collaborations. Incorporate the students you know have the skills and mindsets you are looking for on your payroll.

Idea Management

While idea management is a term forged a long time ago, it still has a certain justification to exist, if done correctly and with a clear drive for employee engagement, transparent decision-making and implementation of improvements and innovative ideas. With the TELANTO Academic Business Cloud and its extension, called Challenge Central, Idea Management becomes a pre-ample for collaboration with teams of students and the realisation of corporate-born proposals in a practically risk-free setup.

Company Administrator

Oversees the company's (or department's) activity for challenge collaboration with academia on a global scale, manages corporate users on the platform as well as uses dashboards to visualize overall engagements, results and talent profiles

Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding

Use insights stemming from collaboration reviews and validated competencies for future hiring considerations. Potentially manage own HR related challenges within the network. Foster employer branding by providing challenges to students, who may have not heard of the company, the field of activity, etc.

Employee

Manages challenge briefs in his/her challenge respository and visualises potential collaborations. Receives go-ahead from company administrator to start collaborations with students based on submitted challenges.

Challenge-based collaboration is a key driver for innovation and employer branding

Solution Seekers

While recognizing the maturity of professionals in the making, solution seekers are looking for fresh ideas, new concepts, prototypes and solution approaches in a fairly predictable fashion. Clear rules of engagement and past results of collaborations are key to secure commitment.

Corporate Innovation

Corporate Innovation typically looks to engage broader parts of the organisation to accelerate problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, etc. in collaboration with, for instance, academic partners, students, etc

Graduate Hiring

Traditional student hiring on career days and the likes are traits of an old economy, not yielding the results line managers demand from talent acquisition. Better fit and timely hiring with validated competency sets have long arrived in the expectations of managers for strong employer brands and readily available professionals to work with on challenge or on longer term basis.