E&I Touchdown

Every semester businesses have the chance to profit from our research based business consulting. E&I students work on innovative solutions for companies ranging from innovative start-ups to established businesses (e.g. Microsoft, KPMG) as well as international research organisations (e.g. CERN, Fraunhofer). The students are guided by the institute‘s researchers and lecturers, moreover supported by external consultants (e.g. BCG, AT Kearney, Accenture). So far, more than 850 projects have been conducted with over 100 satisfied business and research partners.

The E&I Touchdown is our festive get-together and dedicated to the innovative solutions developed within our university classes in collaboration with our numerous project partners.

E&I students will present the results in 45-second pitch videos. This evening is a good opportunity to get to know the E&I Institute, some of WU’s top-students and other involved businesses.

Project Example

Digital Transformation with Microsoft

As one of the pioneers in the rapid technological progress, it is of a great importance for Microsoft to be in the frontlines of the digital transformation process. The aim of this project was to map the Austrian digitization landscape and identify relevant indicators for acquisition of new customers - Nikolai Rizzo (CFO)

To get a glimpse into our wide portfolio of around 1000 successfully completed projects, click on the following link.  

Previous winning teams

Video E&I Touchdown: Winner Video Audience Award - Innovation with the power from within (VERBUND)

E&I Touchdown: Winner Video…

Winner Video Audience Award

Video E&I Touchdown: Winner Video Jury Award BACHELOR - MietRadl (Start-Up)

E&I Touchdown: Winner Video Jury…

Winner Video Jury Award BACHELOR

Video E&I Touchdown: Winner Video Jury Award MASTER - InstaSlide (Start-Up)

E&I Touchdown: Winner Video Jury…

Winner Video Jury Award MASTER

Get involved

  • If you are a company representative and would welcome the opportunity to become a project partner, follow this link.


  • If you are a student that wants to undergo such an exciting journey, do not miss to apply for our one & only, SBWL specialization.