Realize your Ideas in 3 Months
You want to realise an idea? Whether a physical model, digital prototype, classic product or service idea.
What you can expect
Here you will find a small selection of the support and benefits that awaits you in the Prototyping Challenge.
Coachings by the hike Team,
that, supports you in the implementation and assists you in word and deed.
Secured position at hike workshops that fit your theme
Exchange and Pitch Events with the other Start-Up Teams,
and our mentor network partners. Here you can get valuable feedback from experts, make business contacts and get to know the other hike start-ups.
Access to e.g. 3D printer, laser engraver, camera, etc. with which you can realise your idea.
Budget of up to 1500 Euro
non-cash expenses for e.g. training, website, material, software, trade fair admissions, etc.
At the end of the programme, you will also receive a certificate confirming the qualifications you have acquired.
Set your goals and
The Prototyping Challenge gives you the chance to implement and test your idea.
Before we start we set a goal and what you want to achieve with it.
Here is an example
You want to develop an app that recommends the best ice cream parlours.
Then we work out your goals together. How far do you want to develop the product? If you are more concerned with technical feasibility, you want to conduct user tests and determine functions and design. You determine the scope.
After we have roughly set the goals, you can work on your implementation. We support you with questions and give you a methodical framework that will bring you to your goal.
We support you
Our interdisciplinary core team supports you in the realisation of your project and is available to you in weekly meetings with advice and support.
"For technical questions on feasibility and prototyping, I am your contact person."
"I support you methodically and work out goals and a timetable with you."
Lab Operations Manager
"I can support you in networking and give you tips on motivation and work structure.
"I support you with questions around design, usability and marketing."
In addition, our network of experts, partner organisations, companys and associations is at your disposal.
Who can take part and how?
The Prototyping Challenge is primarily aimed at students and staff of Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences.
To participate, you need an idea. We also recommend ...
One meeting per week to reflect on your progress and discuss next steps.
a total weekly time investment of approximately 5 hours.
Tell us about your Project
Book a 30-minute appointment to tell us more about your idea and your motivation.
We will also tell you more about hike, our support options, possible next steps and of course answer your questions.