Upcoming Competitions

The Nespresso’s AAA Sustainable Quality MBA Global Challenge 2013: This global MBA case study competition, managed by Latin America’s INCAE Business School, in partnership with Nespresso´s value chain advisor the Sustainable Markets Intelligence Center (CIMS), seeks to engage MBA students at leading management programs and tackle the most pressing strategic issue in Nespresso´s supply chain: the sustainable sourcing of coffee from hundreds and thousands of smallholder coffee farmers in Latin America and other parts of the world. To read more about the challenge, rules and more, visit http://sustainabilitymbachallenge.com/ The deadline for schools and teams to register (only one team of 4 students per school) is on January 30th.

Clean Tech Challenge 2013: This international business competition aims to develop clean technology ideas from concept to execution. Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, individually or in groups, with £10,000 to be won. You can join one of the groups even if you don’t have any novel ideas of your own. The Challenge is hosted by London Business School and University College London (United Kingdom). Last year’s winner and runner-up projects included: novel solar cell design, re-use of mechanical vibrational energy, technology enabling bacteria to pump out biofuels and fine chemicals along with innovative electricity storage -the ten finalist teams came from Denmark, Belgium, US, Italy, China, Netherlands and the UK. Please send your 200 word description by 27 January 2013. Visit http://www.cleantechnologychallenge.com/ for more information.

MIT Clean Energy Prize: This Enter your start-up in the MIT Clean Energy Prize for a chance to win between $20k and $150k! The MIT Clean Energy Prize is currently recruiting teams/start-ups from across the United States with innovative ideas in one of three categories: energy efficiency, renewable energy and deployment and infrastructure. Winners from each category receive $20k each and go on to compete for the $150k Grand Prize. Application deadline is February 28, 2013.  Apply online at:  http://cep.mit.edu/submit-entry/. Have an idea but not a company? No problem! The MIT Clean Energy Prize pairs teams of motivated students with great ideas with mentors from the start-up business communities to help turn their ideas into reality. To learn more, please visit: http://cep.mit.edu/

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