Revolutionize your supply chain: The
Supply Chain Innovators Challenge


22 April - 2 May 2024



Who can apply

Early-stage to later-stage startups

Collaborating towards
tomorrow‘s supply chains

The Supply Chain Innovators Challenge, an initiative by TechQuartier and Gründermotor, is the launchpad for not just meeting current supply chain challenges, but to harness them as an opportunity for groundbreaking innovations.

Shaping the future with startups, identifying short- and long-term potential!

In Europe's dynamic economic landscape, companies face an unprecedented challenge: ensuring their future viability in the context of global changes driven by rapid digitalization and the relentless need for decarbonization. The Innovators Challenge, an initiative by TechQuartier and Gründermotor, is the launchpad to not just meet these challenges but to harness them as opportunities for groundbreaking innovations. Furthermore, the focus topic of the Innovators Challenge is revolutionising the supply chain in the areas of sustainability, digitalisation and resilience.

What is the Innovators Challenge?

This challenge acknowledges the pivotal role startups play in navigating this mission. Through a focused "Venture Clienting" approach, we offer a platform that brings together established SMEs and nimble startups. Our aim is to collaboratively develop innovative concepts for products and business models that create genuine value and propel progress forward.


Spanning two weeks, the program unfolds over four intensive workshop days, starting with an inspiring kick-off and culminating in a closing event. Between these milestones lie two intensive working sessions, enriched with valuable inputs from experienced mentors and industry experts.

What is offered

Two weeks with an inspiring kick-off, a closing event and two intensive workshop days.


L-Bank Stuttgart

Match Day

Startups get to know companies and challenges

  • Allocation of Participants & Mentors to Teams & Challenges
  • Deep Dive Sessions for the Challenges
  • Input: Customer Discovery
  • Networking

25.04. + 29.04.

two working sessions

Innovators Challenge

First Ideas and Concepts

  • Input: Startup-Corporate Collaboration
  • Office Hours with Mentors and Industry Experts

Startups preparing for the Demo Day

  • Input: How to Pitch Visionary Ideas
  • Pitch Test Run by Plentary + Pitch Prep with Mentors


WI Bank Frankfurt

Demo Day

Presentation of the individual Solutions

  • Pitches of the Startup's Solutions + Q&A
  • Feedback from Corporates
  • Paneldiscussion
  • Networking

The Challenges be announced

What participants can expect: through targeted scouting, we directly connect startups with the challenges and needs of established companies. This opens doors to innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies. At the same time, it promotes networking and peer learning, thereby strengthening not just individual companies but the entire innovation ecosystem. 

Want to take up the Challenge?

Change your supply chain sustainably, become part of the Innovators Challenge!
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