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E&I Touchdown

The E&I Touchdown is a festive get-together event, dedicated to innovative solutions powered by research and developed by students. This semester we give you again a glimpse into the E&I Institute and some of the WU’s top students.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation in 45 seconds

The action-oriented teaching approach at the E&I Institute and the creative collaboration models with numerous industry partners (startups, SMEs and well-established corporations) provide all ingredients needed for an exciting Touchdown agenda each semester. This time the audience can expect the following:

1. ELEVATOR PITCHES

Students were challenged by our partners to work on innovative problem statements. Assisted by faculty members and external coaches, they developed academic-driven solutions and this is their exclusive opportunity to pitch the results in only 45 seconds.

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 700 successfully completed projects, click on the following link.  

2. PANEL DISCUSSION

We will again shake up our panel with interesting panel discussion. This semester the topic is: „Human vs. Robot: Which skills beat the robot? “. The discussion will be moderated by the Head of Executive Education at WU, Ms. Helga Pattart-Drexler. The list of panelists will be announced soon.

3. NETWORKING EVENT

At the end of the evening, you can meet and connect with researchers, students and other company representatives, in a festive atmosphere over good wine and enjoyable music vibes.

Get involved

Join us on June 19 and get inspired. Registration is required and no fees apply.

  • 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.

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