Can yuour idea drive the future of payment?

Frequently Asked

Is the Challenge taking place online or in-person?

    The Wirecard Innovation Challenge has several stages and involves digital and in-person participation. First, the platform opens and participants can register in the log-in space. This is where the idea template will be accessible for you to submit your sketch and description. A panel of evaluators will review the ideas and select the top 3. The top 3 finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas at a live event in Munich, where one Grand Prize winner will be chosen.

What are the selection criteria?

We will look at originality, value and potential.

What constitutes a “team”?
  • Any person that wants to submit an idea or join a team must register.
  • You are welcome to register and then see if there is a team that you want to join if you are not sure about submitting an idea.
  • You can submit an idea individually or with a team
  • A team can consist of up to three people.
  • One team member must speak English. This is because the Live Pitch will be held in English.
  • If you submit as an individual and you are selected for the Live Pitch, you will travel alone and represent yourself. The same for the Grand Prize: you will travel to the global tech conference on your own.
  • If you would like to have a team, then we highly recommend finding members that are interested in the topic and can represent your idea well. Ideally, their level of English should be strong as well. This is because there will be a lot of networking opportunities at both the Live Pitch and the Grand Prize trip, so we prefer to ensure that both Wirecard and your idea are represented well.
  • Please note that when the platform closes for ideas, the team submission is closed as well. This means that your team must be in place by then, if you want one.
  • You are welcome to invite participants that you do not know so well to join your team. Just be aware that the Live Pitch and Grand Prize require a lot of travel and time together!