What is The Innovation Camp?

Learn more about the camp and the partners behind it.

The Innovation Camp is a unique summer course experience taking place in a professional sound tech & design environment. Bang & Olufsen, Harman-Samsung and Sound Hub Denmark open their doors and invite students to participate in a live, real-world innovation process with AU, DTU, SDU and Struer Statsgymnasium in Struer - The City of Sound.

The course is designed as a multidisciplinary collaboration project between students recruited from universities across Denmark. Professors and sound tech professionals from Bang & Olufsen, Harman-Samsung and Sound Hub Denmark facilitate the course.

Uddannelsesinititativet i Struer - The Silicon Valley of Sound is coordinating the event, which, among other camps and courses, is part of the ambition to establish a Residential College for sound in Struer.

The course allows you to​...

  • Expand your professional network and competencies ​
  • Try concept development in practice ​
  • Work in small, multidisciplinary teams​​

All students bring different academic skill sets and methodologies to the table – all of which are crucial for the industry’s ability to create innovative and sustainable solutions for the future. ​

On the first day of the course, you and your team will be presented with this year’s brief, presenting you with an audio-themed design and development challenge. Over three weeks, the course will take you through all the steps of an intense innovation process, from the initial ideation and cross-disciplinary concept development over end-user and feasibility considerations, as well as sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment, to the final presentation of a working prototype, which must be presented to a board at the end of the course. ​

 

The course will teach you to...​

  • Cooperate in multidisciplinary team activities ​
  • Propose and justify the value of new innovative technical solutions ​
  • Conduct disciplinary analysis of a real-life industrial problem ​
  • Present disciplinary research to stakeholders with different disciplinary backgrounds​​

The partners behind the Innovation Camp

The Innovation Camp is organised in collaboration between several Danish universities, and local companies and stakeholders in Struer.