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Vertical Innovation Camp

Disrupting the ski pass

Dolomiti Superski is a network of 12 ski resorts in the north-eastern part of Italy, seated in Val Gardena (South Tyrol/Italy). It can be used with a single ski pass, adding up to over 1200 km of ski slope. In order to improve the guest experience as well as the efficiency of its operations, Dolomiti Superski is looking for innovative solutions in the field of ski passes and related services.

Val Gardena / Gröden
South Tyrol, Italy
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alpine tourism
Revolutionize alpine tourism
Innovative ski-related services, new ticketing systems, access control, apps, wearable electronics or payment systems. The sky is the limit.

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Co-Create new ventures & ideas
Co-create exciting new ventures and/or join an existing team

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Partner up with market leaders
Build promising partnerships, get access to a new market, profit from synergies, ...

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VIP Tickets for World Cup Super G
The experience: spend two wonderful days in Gröden, transportation and accommodation will be covered. And tickets to the World Cup and free Dolomiti Superskipass on Friday, Dec 16th for each participant

About the Vertical Innovation Camp

Over 10 million skier-days sold per season, 3,000 staff, up to 630,000 people on lifts per hour: Dolomiti Superski is one of the largest and most innovative ski resorts worldwide.

The innovation camp will provide you with the possibility to identify the biggest pain points in the targeted innovation field close to one of the biggest players on the market. You have the chance to develop new business ideas in interdisciplinary teams and/or to create new products, processes or services.

At the camp the teams will be working with the WhatAVenture Innovation Box, which will provide the participants with all necessary tools from the startup world to evaluate and develop their ideas in two days.

Ski Pass

Why South Tyrol?

There are a few places in the world where Alpine technology can find such fertile soil as in South Tyrol. 60% of the surface area is over 1,600 meters above sea level and massive rock towers dominate the landscape: here people have always learned to defy adverse conditions and overcome natural boundaries. The "Alpine DNA" got the output of market leaders and innovative niche providers within a very wide range of Alpine technologies - form winter sports technologies to outdoors and sports equipment, from special machinery for Alpine farming to Alpine safety solutions, from civil defense to sustainable mobility. Alongside the enterprises themselves exists a constantly growing network of scientific institutions and related events that underpin South Tyrol worldwide leading role in these areas.

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Who are we looking for?

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that are revolutionizing the market in the field of ticketing

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offering an innovative product, service or technology related to disrupting the skipass

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that have substantial expertise in the field of alpine tourism and/or ticketing solutions

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that are leading thinkers in alpine tourism and/or ticketing solutions

Join the
Vertical Innovation Camp
Disrupting the ski pass. Revolutionize alpine tourism with inovative ski-related services, new ticketing systems, access control, apps, wearable electronics or payment systems. The sky is the limit.
Apply now
Rolling admission
Deadline: November 16th, 2016

What’s in there for to you?

  • Contribute with your ideas to the Dolomiti Superski Innovation Camp
  • Exchange of knowledge and experience with leading experts
  • Get the chance to work with leading mentors
  • Partner up with market leaders
  • See your ideas turned into reality
  • Get inspired by the variety of ideas & be part of the experience

Benefits for...


  • Co-create exciting new ventures
  • Foster existing partnerships
  • Build up promising new partnerships
  • Upsell products to new customers
  • Become part of the value chain
  • by providing your services


  • Sell your service/product
  • Get access to know-how and learnings
  • Find a successful and experienced partner
  • Get access to a large target group
  • Profit from synergies


  • Present and develop your idea
  • Start an own venture or
  • join an existing team
  • Revamp your network


We 14.12.2016

08:00 – 09.00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Introduction: Agenda & Topic
10:30 – 11:00 Warm-up
11:00 – 13:00 Idea Generation & Team Building
13:00 – 18:00 Input + Working Session I:
Customer exploration + Solution
18.00 – 19.00 Working Dinner
19.00 – 21.00 Peer Pitch-Session

Th 15.12.2016

08:30 – 09:00 Team Orientation
09:00 – 11:00 Input + Working Session II: Mentor Session
11:00 – 12:30 Incorporate Feedback
12:30 – 13:30 Working Lunch
13:30 – 17:30 Input + Working Session III: Pitch Training & Preparation
17:30 – 19:00 Final Presentation
19:00+ Open end

Fr 16.12.2016

09:00 Meeting Ticket Point St. Christina handover VIP tickets
09:30 Guided tour behind the scenes of the World Cup Super G with CEO Stefania Demetz (mixed zone, tv commentators box, timing by Longines, ...
11:00 Coffee at the Saslounge
12:15 World Cup Super G on the Saslong
13:00 Lunch at the Saslounge

IDM Südtirol Alto Adige - Investment Consulting & Promotion

IDM stands for Innovation, Development and Marketing. We work for South Tyrol to become the most desirable place to do business in Europe. We provide services in the areas of export, innovation, tourism and agricultural marketing, and support you in your business activities to enable you to maintain or increase your competitiveness.

IDM is your partner for starting a business in the market of Alpine technologies: we provide made-to-measure services by assigning one of our consultants to give you personalised service, addressing your individual concerns with commitment and expertise. We’ll give you all the information you need about investing in South Tyrol, including details about the market, competitors, partners, networks and much more. We’ll be your sparring partner as you develop strategies for your investment in South Tyrol.


Insights from our last Innovation Camp at Kapsch

„I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” So let's do and understand: to witness an innovation camp where you get the possibility to experience all steps of an innovation, beginning with the idea up to creating a business case and finally pitch a solution, within 24 hours – that’s what was thrilling me the most! With the remarkable guidance of WhatAVenture and their brilliant Innovation Box, the idea of my team actually found its way to reality. 24 hours aside from daily office routine that were inspiring and light up the feeling of “wanting more”.

Katrin Lenz

BFI Vienna


The expenses regarding transportation from & to the innovation camp will be reimbursed.
Accommodation will be provided.
The Innovation Camp aims to collaboratively identify and build new dimensions on the market. The primary language will be English, in order to incorporate various international participants.