Make an impact in this world and pARRTIcipate in the student challenge at KIT – sponsored by ARRTI

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” (Charles Darwin)

We need to be more agile and adaptable to address the grand challenges. The need for transformative and collaborative innovation to drive the world towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions is more important than ever. But sustainability is a much broader concept than zero greenhouse emission. The UN has devised no less than 17 sustainable development goals, SDGs, to recognize the multiple dimensions of sustainability. Supporting sustainability is necessary for a positive impact on the global economy and to sustain lives worldwide.

Innovation is hereby meant to be one of the key elements for achieving the overall goal: To create a world we all want to live in! The KIT Sustainable Innovation Challenge seeks to motivate students to tackle problems with their ideas designed to create a more sustainable world for all.

The KIT Sustainable Innovation Challenge is open for participation of student teams or individual applications from the KIT which already have a rough business plan. Get involved and present a meaningful business idea towards the much-needed change for a better world.

What do we expect from you? 

  • Passion for sustainability
  • Motivation to develop your start-up idea further

  • Interest in shaping transformation

Submissions will be scored based on 3 criteria: Impact - “How does the idea support sustainable goals and values”, novelty - “Is the idea new and innovative” and feasibility - “Could the idea be implemented in the next 1 to 2 years”.

What can you expect from us?

  • Practical experience in the field of interdisciplinary innovation
  • Tailored support: Customized ARRTI Mentorship and Coachings 

  • Visibility: promotion of your innovation via KIT communication channels

  • Networking: Access to the ARRTI, EnTechnon, ITAS, and Gründerschmiede Network

  • Winning team receives an ARRTI Sponsorship[1] worth up to 3.000 € p.P.

Shape our world for a future worth living. Apply now - see form below


[1] The sponsorship will only be provided via auxiliary employment (student assistant contract) by KIT and is intended to support the winning team in the further development of their innovative idea. Participation in the challenge does not oblige to accept the sponsorship.

Save the date

The deadline for the registration is on 28.06.2022.


The registration period is expired. (2022-05-10 00:00:00 - 2022-06-28 23:59:00)

Do you already have a business plan?

If you already have a business plan, please send it via mail to: student-challenge∂