A simply structured and standardized challenge collaboration process provides highly impactful results through the possibility of scaling traditional university-industry collaboration with a global reach

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Build up your
challenge repository

Start to create and manage your own, departmental or organizational challenges in one spot

  • Only takes a few minutes
  • Visible to all subscribed users
  • Store detailed information and knowledge

Your challenge repository is your folder for all your challenges. Your challenge repository contains all of challenges files, supporting material, solutions and university interactions.

Quick turnaround for simple and generic challenges, longer timelines for more complex challenges.

Your challenge repository comes with your annual user subscription. 

Select collaboration

Find and select the collaboration opportunities most suitable for your challenges. These “call for challenges” show important information like expected outputs, timings, etc.

  • Organized by categories
  • Organized by geographies
  • Configure your collaborations

You can either review some of our academic partners on the Academic Business Network marketplace and select the courses that you wish to engage with or subscribe to get access to full portfolio of collaboration opportunities.

Your challenges can either be published as Call For Solutions, a rather open way or specifically configured for call for challenges where you see fit and are interested in a collaboration.

With your annual business user subscription no additional costs per collaboration opportunity will occur, unless stated explicitly in the call for challenges. 

Collaborate with students
on your challenges

Help students understand the nature and core of your challenge and its objectives. Keep track on students progress and help clarify questions and with decision making over the course of the collaboration.

  • Collaborate with multiple student teams
  • Collaborate with multiple universities on same challenges
  • Get access to multi-disciplinary student teams

No, students will select their preferred challenges, which were pre-selected by their professor. 

In some call for challenges you compete against quite a number of challenges. Therefore, your challenges need to be innovative and interesting to get the attention form the students.

Yes, if your challenge does not fit into the call for challenges by the professor or if you do not comply with the student expectations.

Evaluate solution

Examine and evaluate final solution proposals in terms of innovation potential, viability and in respect of the set challenge objectives.

  • Review by individual
  • Review by team
  • Give feedback on your collaboration experience

As a final step students will give a final presentation on the solution proposals. Right after these final presentations you can support the responsible faculty member with your feedback & review.

Yes, your review will help the professor evaluate the different teams for final grades. The collaboration as well the provided solutions will be evaluated. 

Yes, employability is a big and important part of your collaboration with students.  You can mark and indicate individuals or entire teams with an employability badge.

Visualize student

Visualize and manage student competencies in the talent circles, enabling better talent acquisition decisions through validated competencies post challenge collaborations.

  • Build talent circles based on collaborations
  • Circles by field of studies
  • Circles by geography or university

No, you can only add students to your circles if you have collaborated with on any of your challenges.

Yes, you could link your job vacancy databas with our talent circles for quick decision making.

Yes, talent circles can shared internally with HR and LoBs users to make hiring decisions.

Governance Model

We developed a Governance Model as a tool to help challenge sponsors, academic partners and students go through a structured step-by-step approach to make collaborations effective and resourceful.


Solution Proposals

< 9h

per student team


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