Digital Innovation Challenge June 2021 - WhatAVenture

Digital Innovation Challenge June 2021

AI Startups & SMEs wanted! Partner up with Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich, pioneering to implement AI banking. Apply now!

Partner up with Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich, pioneering to implement AI banking and startup cooperation!

Are you ready to accelerate your business? Then grab the opportunity and join the first digital innovation challenge – a spin-off of the successful Multi-Corporate Innovation Challenge. We are searching for AI startups and SMEs to develop new business opportunities. Work with Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberöstereich employees in one team. Benefit from top-management involvement for fast decision-making regarding the project implementation right at the event.

Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, one of Austria’s largest banks, supports a large number of private, corporate and institutional customers with tailor-made financial services.

Together with you, this leading player in the Austrian economy wants to develop breakthrough solutions for their AI current challenge. Help them shape the future, establish yourself as a partner, and benefit from a leader’s know-how, resources and network in order to grow your business.

Innovation Challenge

07. – 11.06.2021
(attendance not required on all days, see FAQs)


  • AI
  • Sales Management
  • Priver Customer Segmentation
  • Hyper-personalisation
  • Segment-of-one

An event initiated by the Automotive Cluster, the Mechatronic Cluster, Cleantech Cluster and Initiative Connected Mobility:

AI Startups & SMEs wanted! Join the Innovation Challenge and pitch your solution to leading players in the Austrian economy.

Have questions? Contact us

Bernadette Zrenner +43 660 79 32 601

Johanna Zauner
Wolfgang Kurz

+43 732 79810 5088

Join the Digital Innovation Challenge with Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich!

Do you offer an AI solution for commercial sales?

Position yourself directly with the decision makers and partner directly with the internal experts. Apply now!

What’s in it for you?

Collaborate with corporate experts

Work with Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich employees closely together as one team on an actual use case.

Structured process & Fast decision-making

Benefit from the top-management commitment to fast decision-making regarding the implementation of the joint project.

Get a strong and dedicated partner

Enter a partnership with successful and experienced partners.

Professional online Workshop setting

Be assured, that you will have access to all necessary tools to work effectively and efficiently.

Get access to valuable resources

Benefit from getting access to valuable resources such as know-how, new markets and customer base as well as a large network.

Promote your startup/SME

Pitch your solution in front of the managing board and talk to decision makers early in the process.

What we are looking for:

Segment of One Approach

    • Identify the preferences of a single potential customer
    • Tailoring products or services for that individual
    • According to their habits & behaviors

Data Driven Decision Making

    • Using facts, metrics, and data
    • Guide strategic business decision
    • Aligned with our goals, objectives, and initiatives
    • Marketing & sales automation
    • CX – automatic Omnichannel-, Touchpoint- , Customer Journey-, Customer Relationship Management

Customer Lifetime Potential

  • Dynamic customer lifetime view
  • ROI perspective

The Journey

Our well-designed journey provides clear milestones and commitments of the participating companies. Their top-management and board of directors are involved to guarantee a fast decision-making process.

Application deadline
21 April 2021

Remote Pitches
06 May 2021

Digital Innovation Challenge
7-11 June 2021

Get your “Go” for the project implementation including next steps and dates

Successful launch or cooperation

About Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich

One of Austria’s largest banks

Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG supports a large number of private, corporate and institutional customers with tailor-made financial services.

As one of the most important export banks, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich guarantees the professional and smooth support of its customers in their investment and expansion projects at home and abroad through the comprehensive know-how of a team of specialists in combination with a global network of partner banks.

The Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich Group includes many strong subsidiaries as well as around 350 equity investments, which are held both directly and through private equity companies.

About the Initiator & Organizer

Automotive Cluster & Initiative Connected Mobility

The Automotive Cluster of the Business Upper Austria agency is a cross-industry network for the automotive sector. We initiate, promote and coordinate successful cooperation between companies.

As a hub connecting member companies, research institutes and decision-makers we are also committed to raising the international profile of Upper Austria as a center of the automotive industry. In order to cover the topics as digitalization, autonomous driving or car-2-X communication Automotive Cluster and IT Cluster launched the Initiative Connected Mobility (ICM).

ICM provides an innovative ecosystem to develop new products, business models and services within the wide field of “connected mobility and digitalization”.

AI Startups & SMEs wanted!
Join the Digital Innovation Challenge with Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich!

Grow your business with the help of Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich expert network, get access to new customers and markets, exchange ideas and discuss potential long-term cooperation.

Impressions from similar events

Apply now and profit from the experience of WhatAVenture in bringing together corporates and startups. We have a vast amount of innovation knowledge and know how to create win-win situations for both sides.

A proven approach with more than 3 years of great results

Three years and counting! The Multi-Corporate Innovation Challenge has initiated and fostered numerous startup-corporate collaborations. Get in line with leading companies such as Aspöck, Liebherr, KTM, Rosenbauer, RLBOL, and Pöttinger.

  • Multi-Corporate Innovation Challenge (
  • Multi-Corporate Innovation Challenge #2: Connected Mobility Hackathon: Ideen für die Zukunft |
  • Multi-Corporate Innovation Challenge #1: Linzer Agtech Hackathon: auf dem Weg zur “New Economy” (

„The program helped us access a new sector and gave us tools to navigate the corporate mindset. Furthermore, the program brings Silicon Valley mentality by infusing urgency and big vision thinking together with concrete steps from initial engagement to a final agreement.”

Nikola Andelic, Co-Founder, MYVOICE.AI (FOTO Nikola)


„Great event with a special atmosphere. Three intense days in a great team, always available coaching, target-oriented pitch framework, a convincing result. We are looking forward to participating at the Innovation Challenge again!”

Claus Drennig, Head of Delivery, Blue Code International AG


„I’m a big fan of this format and looking forward to joining the program again in the future. “

Luis Bollinger, CMO, Holo-Light

Join the leading players of Austrian’s economy in building solutions of the future.
Contact us for more information.

Contact for applicants & innovators:

Bernadette Zrenner +43 660 79 32 601

Contact for interested corporates:

Johanna Zauner
Wolfgang Kurz

+43 732 79810 5088


What is the Digital Corporate Innovation Challenge?

It’s a three-day workshop, where startups, as well as experts and top management from Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich will meet to:

  • Match between startup capabilities and requirements of Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich.
  • Work jointly on a pre-defined use case (startup & corporate employees).
  • Establish a common understanding of the next steps such as field trials, proof-of-concept roadmap incl. budget, marketing scenarios, business case.
  • Build a solid basis for the implementation of a joint pilot.

Working days will be:

  • 6.2021 – 9:00-17:00
  • 6.2021 – 9:00-17:00
  • 6.2021 – no workshop
  • 6.2021 – 9:00-12:00
  • 6.2021 – 9:00-12:00

What happens after my application?

  • Best-in-class startups will be invited to a remote pitch where you will meet the experts from Raiffeisenlandesbnak Oberösterreich. The best match will be invited to the Innovation Challenge. Within two weeks after the registration deadline the chosen startups will be informed.

When do I get the notification if I will be invited to the Innovation Challenge?

We will inform you in case you are among the top selected startups who are admitted to the Innovation Challenge within two weeks after the registration deadline.

What is the working language?

Workshop input, documentation, and pitches in English please. While working in your team: if 100% of your team members prefer German, that is not a problem!

How will the workshop be held?

The workshop is fully digitalized. You will be working online via MS Teams.