With its innovation labs, the bidt creates an environment in which students can work on innovative issues within the field of digitalisation, gain practical experience and develop their ideas in a well-structured setting. In this way, our labs form an interface between research and entrepreneurship in Bavaria.
The bidt currently promotes nine innovation labs at various universities, within which students are supervised in small groups (no more than four to seven students per group) in modules to solve practice-oriented problems.
In this way, students deal with the advancement of various applications and business start-up concepts. They are also involved with the establishment of consultancy services and new research projects. With support from their coaches, they solve problems primarily through software and systems development.
Agile prototyping is a vital component within a healthy innovation culture. The possibility to test innovative solutions to problems at an early stage means that disruptive ideas can quickly be converted and advanced into prototypes.
This not only promotes students’ practice and project experience, but also facilitates technology transfer from science to industry, thereby strengthening the Bavarian digital industry’s innovation capacity.