Innovathon Fall 22': The Future of Work

Work across disciplines at the UZH Innovathon to drive people innovation in the Future of Work!


The world of work is changing rapidly: people and organizations need to keep up with an ever-increasing pace of digitalization and growing uncertainty. In the course UZH Innovathon: Building a Human-Centered Future of Work we will build teams to work with challenge partners and mentors from the Center for Leadership in the Future of Work and the DSI Community Work to develop solutions that matters.


Learn hands on how to approach a real-life challenge with an interdisciplinary team. Innovathon challenges are linked to real issues faced by the challenge partners. Each challenge partner will:

  1. present how the challenges manifest in their work,
  2. provide necessary background information,
  3. answer any questions from the student teams during the Innovathon.

Solutions developed can be either tech-enabled (e.g. new software) or human-enabled (e.g. new processes, practices). The Innovathon offers a unique learning experience and the chance for participants to grow their network within a future-oriented topic. Students will learn from expert perspectives on the future of work and work with industry partners to address key human challenges in the future world of work. They will develop their innovation skills, critical-thinking competence and improve effective communication and presentation skills to a diverse audience.



From October 24th to Dec 5th (irregular course dates)

Innovathon weekend on November 10th to 12th  


Who can join? 

We are looking for Master and Doctoral students from any study direction with a strong motivation to contribute to real innovation. An open mindset is desired. The course is eligible for 3 ECTS credits.


Find out more

Visit the course website.



UZH Innovation Hub

Center for Leadership in the Future of Work

Digital Society Initiative

School for Transdisciplinary studies