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Application Dates

The 2024 application will be open from August 5 to September 5, 2024.

2024 Course Schedule

October 21-25, 2024 

Virtual Onboarding Week.

October 28-November 1, 2024

Sprint Week at SAP in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil.

2023 Course Schedule

[Note: this schedule is from the 2023 program to Germany. The 2024 program to Brazil will have a similar structure]


October 5, 2023

UMN students will attend a virtual health and safety orientation

October 16, 2023

Students complete mandatory virtual onboarding to prepare for the busy week ahead and form international multi-disciplinary teams.

October 20-21, 2023

Students will travel to Germany. 

October 22, 2023

Once arrived, students will spend the day settling in and meeting other participants.

October 23, 2023

Students work at their own pace to turn their idea into a concept.

October 24, 2023

Students work to turn their concepts into qualitative hypotheses. The opening session will be hosted by FH Münster.

October 25, 2023

Students work on prototype development and validation.

October 26, 2023

Students prepare their business model.

October 27, 2023

Students receive business model validation and pivot. They will also prepare their pitch.

October 27, 2023

Students give their pitch to the jury. There will be a round of pre-finals and grand finals.

October 28, 2023

Students will travel home from Germany.

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