In Europe’s biggest ever app challenge the EU is offering €400 000 in prizes to best new applications that help build smarter cities and smarter businesses. Campus Party, the world’s largest geek forum, will manage the contest, judged by specialized engineers from the EU-funded FI-WARE Consortium.
The only condition of the competition is that app entries should build on the building blocks deployed in the EU’s project to build the core platform of tomorrow’s internet.
50 of these existing building blocks already exist – and are freely available through the FI-WARE Open Innovation Lab for developers to experiment with. They provide generic functions that can be used by a wide range of different applications from all kinds of sectors, like cloud hosting, big data analysis, identity management or the Internet of Things. This app challenge seeks to enable services based on those building blocks.
200,000 euros per idea and final 30 projects could get 2 million euros each. Company must be created in France.
Themes: Energy Storage, Recycling, Sea-life protection, Vegetable proteins and chemistry, Personalised medicine and the "silver economy"
A cette occasion, un tchat vidéo Glowbl permettra de donner la parole à
Nelson MACULAN, ancien Secrétaire d’Etat à l’Enseignement supérieur du Président Lula au Brésil. En direct de Rio
Peretz LAVIE, Président de l’Université Technion, Israël. En direct de Haifa
Young SOHN, Directeur général de la stratégie de Samsung, Corée. En direct de Hawaii
Mostapha Bousmina, Président de l’Université euro-méditerranéenne, Maroc. En direct de Fès
Sam Pitroda, Conseiller du Premier ministre indien, Président du Conseil national de l’innovation en Inde. En direct de Chicago
La ciberanestesia podría ser más segura para los pacientes http://t.co/7286yNkdf7— MIT TechReview es (@techreview_es) November 5, 2013
Por tercer año consecutivo, Innovadores menores de 35 España presenta a los 10 jóvenes con los proyectos más punteros en ciencia y tecnología en el país. Estos innovadores son un ejemplo de la capacidad de los jóvenes de generar ideas disruptivas y de la valentía de llevarlas a cabo.
Nuevos medicamentos que actúan sobre el cuerpo humano como un ecosistema.
Guide URJC: Plataforma de guiado accesible y universal para espacios interiores y exteriores.
ADAPTABLE: Mesa de paciente para mejorar la eficacia en la administración de radioterapia.
‘Grafeno fotónico’ para láseres ultraeficientes y almacenamiento de energía solar.
INFANTIUM: Tecnología cognitiva, inteligencia artificial y ‘big data’ para personalizar el aprendizaje infantil.
EYE2021: Gafas que mediante un sistema acústico mejoran la independencia de personas ciegas.
F2TE3: Material superaislante para una mayor sostenibilidad y libertad en el diseño de edificios.
Fabricación de tejidos biológicos (córneas artificiales) que se integren en el cuerpo humano.
PALMIBER y ENLAZA: Vehículo lúdico e interfaz para rehabilitación de niños con parálisis cerebral.
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Kit para un cierre definitivo y menos agresivo de grandes heridas abdominales.
PRESS RELEASE, 3 July 2013
EIB Prize for excellence in economic and social research awarded for the first time
The European Investment Bank (EIB) Prize, launched this year, is an award created by the EIB Institute to recognise and stimulate excellence in economic and social research, its implementation and diffusion. The first EIB Prizes are awarded to two candidates in recognition of their research on the topic of the prize: “Growth, employment and convergence, with applications to the European Union”. This year’s “Outstanding Contribution Award” will go to Prof. Dr Klaus F. Zimmermann from the University of Bonn and Director of the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA). Prof. Dr Elias Papaioannou, from the London Business School, will receive the 2013 “Young Economist Prize”. Both laureates were honoured for their research that has led to a better understanding of the forces at work in Europe and of suitable policy prescriptions.
The EIB Prize will be presented by EIB President Werner Hoyer and Professor Christopher Pissarides, chair of the jury, during the award ceremony to be held in Warsaw on 19 September 2013.
For more information on the EIB Prize: http://institute.eib.org/programmes/knowledge-2/eib-prize/
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 11,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.
Karm Marg, a home for street children in India
The Financial Times has partnered with the Global Fund for Children for its second MBA Challenge, in which nine teams of business school students will each advise a different charity on its long-term strategy.
The second stage of the challenge involved more than 50 students consulting remotely, using email and Skype with their non-profit partner organisations. These are located in countries such as Bulgaria, Colombia, Haiti, India, Laos, Senegal and Tanzania.
What is the first step?
Ravi Gadam, an MBA student at UCLA Anderson School of Management who is one of a team working with Karm Marg, a children’s home in New Delhi, says it is important
“to put away any preconceived notions and start from a clean slate”.
For Ajay Palaparty, a masters in management student at the London School of Economics on the same team as Mr Gadam, it was essential to tap into the range in experience of his peers...
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is the largest annual worldwide competition for sustainable entrepreneurs who can instigate change. The challenge is looking for products or services that combinesustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity.
The products or services should:
1. Reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by an amount you can roughly estimate
2. Be developed enough to execute
3. Be realisable as usable product or service within the next two years
4. Preferably have integrated Cradle2Cradle principles in their designs
Besides these criteria, the jury will also look at factors as: Communication potential, courageousness and creativity. Entry for the seventh edition of this competition will be open until 17 July 2013.
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is the premier Hispanic business organization dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. Recognized as the nation’s most prestigious Hispanic organization, NSHMBA has 39 chapters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico serving over 21,000 members since 1988.
25 February 2013
Excellence and innovation in case writing and teaching is spreading worldwide. An unprecedented seven schools from across the world were first-time winners in the 2013 ecch Case Awards and Competitions.
Winning the 2013 MBA Games national competition was just the start for 40 students from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. The York University-based business school team will have a busy competitive season, nationally and internationally.
The team beat 21 rivals from other graduate business schools to win its fourth MBA Games at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton, earning it the Queen’s Cup. Schulich, which had previously won in 2003, 2004 and 2010, will be the host next January...
SAN ANTONIO, TX, December 18, 2012 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced the six finalist organizations that will compete for the 2013 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, a prize for excellence in advanced analytics, that will take place in San Antonio, Texas next spring.
The 2013 Franz Edelman Award finalists, who were named by CPMS, the association’s special interest group for operations research and analytics practitioners, are:
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) is the leading professional association for professionals in advanced analytics. INFORMS is an international scientific society with 10,000 members, including Nobel Prize laureates, dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision-making, management, and operations. Members of INFORMS work in business, government, and academia. They are represented in fields as diverse as airlines, health care, law enforcement, the military, financial engineering, and telecommunications. INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of operations research analysts, experts in analytics, consultants, scientists, students, educators, and managers, as well as their institutions, by publishing a variety of journals that describe the latest research in operations research. Further information about INFORMS, analytics, and operations research is at www.informs.org.
The Bangkok Business Challenge®, The Thailand's global new venture plan competition conducted in English, was created in 2002 to encourage post-graduate students in business administration programs across Thailand and Asia to become more entrepreneurial. Teams from business administration programs will not only be competing for the most prestigious prize of all, Thailand's H.M. The King's Award, but will also have the opportunity to acquire prizes with over $113,000 in total value, including over $29,000 in cash. The judging committee, including leading entrepreneurs, professionals and venture capitalists, will be looking for the most attractive new venture based on submitted written business plans, live presentations and venture exhibits.
Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is back! Win USD25K to help empower women and girls through entrepreneurship. Call for entries opens on 8-March!
Global · http://5MinutesToChangeTheWorld.org
We’re excited to unveil the top nine finalists of Project Inspire 2012:
• Carpets for Communities
• Cents for Seeds
• E-learning for Change
• Women’s Private Personal Marketplace
• Buffalo, Cows, and Leaves: Empowering Nepali Women
• The Gudri Project
• Project Stitch
• Project Light – Darkness/Interrupted
• LIFE – Livelihood Initiatives for Empowerment of Women
Which project is your favorite, and/or inspires you the most? Cast your vote now for the Project Inspire People’s Choice Award! http://bit.ly/PI12VOTE
Gourmet Food: Ferran Adria has been called the world's greatest chef. He is certainly one of the most creative. Gourmet magazine referred to Adria as "the Salvador Dali of the kitchen". His restaurant, El Bulli, was recently named best restaurant in the world by the prestigious Restaurant magazine.)
Barcelona, 27 June 2012
The jury has awarded the first prize to the two teams from the Harvard Business School, Duende and Team A. The team from the London Business School wins the second prize.
• The two winner teams will get a prize of 10,000€ each
• The jury notes the winners’ creativity, innovation and groundbreaking ideas of the three teams that made it to the final after competing with 31 projects from prestigious business schools around the world..
Now in its sixth year, the 2012 winners include: BAE Systems, Goldman Sachs (Foundation), Leeds University Business School, Lonza, Merck, Saïd Business School, Siemens & Siemens Learning Campus, the Wharton School, University of St. Gallen.
There were also highly commended cases coming fromBSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group & Axialent Europe, Nexus & Newcastle Business School, Airbus & AirBusiness Academy & The Open University Business School, DTEK & DTEK Academy & Kyiv-Mohyla Business School (KMBS), UBS & UBS Business University and Novartis International & Novartis Corporate Learning.
"Developing people, enhancing skills and providing a learning environment are essential components for any company and all of the winning cases and highly coommended cases show that investing in people is not a luxury; it is a key asset for business success if done well," said Dr. Richard Straub, Director of Development at EFMD.
The 5 winners were short-listed by an international jury-panel and the winning partnerships will be presented during EFMD's Executive Education conference hosted by the Instituto Internacional San Telmo in Seville, Spain on the 3-5 of October.
Excellence in Practice Award Winners 2012
Category: Organisational Development
Lonza AG & University of St. Gallen (Executive School of Management, Technology & Law)
“Business Unit Strategy at Lonza - Linking Executive Education and Strategy Development”
Category: Executive Development
Merck & Co., Inc. & The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)
“Merck Global Human Health Executive Development Programme”
Category: Talent Development
BAE Systems Inc & Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
“Trusted, Innovative, Bold - Building Global Mindsets for a Global Future”
Category: Professional Development
Siemens AG & Siemens Learning Campus
“Senior Siemens Production System (SPS) Expert Program”
Goldman Sachs (Foundation) & Leeds University Business School
“Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in Yorkshire & Humberside”
www.redinnova.com/en/, 14/15 June 2012.
is one of "Supporters" (first in list at end of page).
The 20 finalists for the 4th BBVA Open Talent & Red Innova competition have been chosen. 500 projects from Spain and Latin America were submitted for the “Technology and innovation” and “Financial services” categories of this competition. This prestigious international programme for entrepreneurs and start-ups supports development of innovative technology projects.
The projects chosen will be presented to a specialist jury at Red Innova 2012, which will be held at Madrid’s Circo Price on 14 and 15 June. The entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to explain their projects to leading businesspeople and others interested in the digital world.
This year, the 20 finalists have been divided into two categories:
Technology and innovation
- MoveinBlue (Spain)
- Wideoos (Argentina)
- TeDa! GalaxyMovil (Colombia)
- Kalakai (Chile)
- Clic Educa (Chile)
- Buguroo Offensive Security (Spain)
- AgentBot (Argentina)
- OxoBox (Argentina)
- Energywe (Spain)
- Socialare (Argentina)
- Meddoc (Colombia)
- Gamisfaction (Spain)
- StartBull (Colombia)
- MProjects Soluções em Informática Ltda (Brazil)
- Bolsa.com (Spain)
- BULL4ALL (Spain)
- Ventura MatchMakers (Colombia)
- RinPay (Spain)
- Ahorro.net (Spain)
- Mykey Acceso Autorizações Virtuais Ltda (Brazil)
You can find out more about these projects on the BBVA Innovation Centre website.
BBVA will give 100,000 euros to two initiatives, in return for a 10% holding in their share capital. The two winners will be announced at the end of Red Innova. Through this competition, the Bank is demonstrating its commitment to technology-based projects and talent. Through programmes such as Open Talent, BBVA supports internationalisation and the development and visibility of projects and companies committed to new business models for banking, technology and the Internet.
Tel: +34 91 374 01 16
Red Innova is an international meeting place for innovation, the Internet, creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit where Latin America meets the world. With presentations on the latest issues, Red Innova is an essential opportunity for finding out about the future of the digital world, developing international networking opportunities and getting to know leaders in technology, innovation and Internet.
Over 2000 visitors from Europe, Latin America and the USA will be able to attend presentations and workshops on the latest tools, new business projects, international investment opportunities and international success stories; there will also be a session dedicated to leading developers.
BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid leadership position in Spain, it is the largest financial institution in Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States. Its diversified business is biased to high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the leading eurozone banks in terms of ROE and efficiency. Corporate responsibility is inherent to its business model, and it promotes inclusiveness and supports research and culture. BBVA operates with the utmost integrity, long-term vision and best practices, and is included in the main sustainability indexes.
What is out there?’ is a call for participants from all over the world to submit a video and participate in a competition on how to finance entrepreneurs through non-conventional ways.
Tell us about it and win a: FREE trip to Madrid and €2000
SCIEF Center, with the collaboration of IE Business School and King AbdulAziz University, invite you to share your innovative ideas that could shape how the world finance systems emerge. All you have to do is make a short video (3 mins max) that showcases examples of social impact finance from your community and around the world. We ask you to be creative; use videos, photos, drawings, or whichever visual medium you like in order to transmit your ideas.
20 February 2012
An unprecedented thirteen schools from seven countries in four geographical regions have produced winners in the 2012 ecch case awards and competitions. The annual case awards are made in Nine Categories, plus One Overall Winner, and one prestigious award recognising an Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method. The two competitions are for a new case in a Hot Topic (this year Social Media and Change), and for a New Case Writer.
Please see Notes for Editors below for full details of award winners.
ecch, Renova Toilet Paper: Avant-garde Marketing in a Commoditized Category
Yakov Bart, Pierre Chandon, Steven Sweldens and Raquel Seabra de Sousa
A INSEAD video case study focusing on the marketing strategies of Portuguese paper company Renova has won the overall global award for the best case study from ECCH (formerly European Case Clearing House). Renova differentiated itself from its peers -- some of whom are international paper companies such as Georgia Pacific -- through innovation...and the creation of Renova Black toilet paper, launching the rolls from supermarket shelves into fashion shows and designer boutiques. The project was directed by marketing professor Pierre Chandon and the video component was produced in-house at INSEAD. Professor Chandon and Renova CEO Paulo Pereira da Silva introduce the first video segment of the video case study...
EFMD Case Writing Competition – submit your case by Sept 17th
The EFMD Annual Case Writing Competition is one of the most important competitions of its kind globally that supports case writing and in 2010 we had winning cases from INSEAD, IMD, IE Business School, CEIBS, Tsinghua University, MIT Sloan School of Management, IBS Center for Management Research, ENPC School of International Management, Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), INCAE Business School. This year we have fourteen categories, which have been generously sponsored by the schools and institutions listed:
• Corporate Social Responsibility: Sponsored by IE Business School, ES
• Entrepreneurship: Sponsored by E.M. Lyon, FR
• Finance and Banking: Sponsored by Toulouse Business School – Groupe ESC Toulouse, FR
• Supply Chain Management: Sponsored by BEM Bordeaux - ISLI Global Supply Chain Management, FR
• NEW Latin American Business Cases: Sponsored by Universidad Externado de Colombia, CO
• NEW MENA Business Cases: Sponsored by HEC Paris in Qatar, QA
• Responsible Leadership: Sponsored by University of San Diego, School of Business, US
• Sponsorship Opportunity Emerging Chinese Global Competitors
• Euro-Mediterranean Managerial Practices and Issues: Sponsored by Euromed Management, FR
• Public Sector Innovations: Sponsored by Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, CA
• African Business Cases: Sponsored by China Europe International Business School, (CEIBS), CN
• Indian Management Issues and Opportunities: Sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, UK
• Sponsorship Opportunity Inclusive Business Models
Also for the first time in 2011 and in collaboration with ecch, we will have a “best of the best” award where an overall winner will be selected.
For more information and to submit your case, please visit: http://www.efmd.org/case
We hope that your school will take part and support this important initiative and ask you to please pass this email onto any of your colleagues / faculty members who might be interested in participating.
If you would like to access the winning cases of 2010, you may do so by visiting the following link:Case Winners
GSVC's mission is to catalyze new sustainable ventures that address significant social issues, build awareness of the social entrepreneurship field and educate future leaders
Last Thursday, the winners were announced of the 2011 EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards
Marketwire press release, June 22, 2011
Cyber Aspect of the Competition Is Open to the World (on Google Maps or Google Earth)
A first ever worldwide Time Critical Social Mobilization Experiment, which will unfold in the form of a worldwide competition, will debut on July 2, 2011...www.LangleyKnights.com
Think of it as a high-tech treasure hunt. The award is up to $16,500 and it goes to the first person or group of people who determine the whereabouts of up to five knights we’ve placed in public parks throughout Great Britain. Three of the knights are real – actual people dressed in shining armor – but two of them are of the cyber variety, represented by photographs that can be seen on Google Maps or Google Earth.
It may sound silly, but this is not a game; it is an experiment in time-critical social mobilization. That is, our objective is to understand more about the different ways in which large, geographically diverse teams use social media networks to organize and solve problems rapidly.
The inspiration for our grand experiment came from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon’s research outfit (Red Balloon challenge)...
Management Education for Tomorrow (MET) Fund
Created in 2008 with a US$10 million commitment, the GMAC® Management Education for Tomorrow (MET) Fund formalizes and enhances the Graduate Management Admission Council's long-standing commitment to investing in strategic philanthropic initiatives that benefit business and management education globally.
Ideas to Innovation (i2i) Challenge
The GMAC MET Fund Ideas to Innovation (i2i) Challenge seeks to find the world’s best ideas for improving graduate management education and then to fund the top proposals, turning the best ideas into active innovation.
"Since its inception in 1996 the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research (on Wikipedia) has become firmly established as the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship. This Prize is awarded annually and it consists of the statuette "The Hand of God”, created by Swedish Sculptor Carl Milles, and a Prize sum of 100,000 euros".
According to the statutes the Award should be given to “a person who has produced scientific work of outstanding quality and importance, thereby giving a significant contribution to theory-building concerning entrepreneurship and small business development, the role and importance of new firm formation and the role of SMEs in economic development"
2011 award winner Steven Klepper presented 2011-06-16.
...In looking at the evolution of industries, Klepper explores regularities in the time paths of entry of new producers, exit of incumbent firms, industry output and price, and the rate of product and process innovation. To explain these regularities, he develops theories that feature differences in firm capabilities and the advantages of large firms in appropriating the returns from their innovative efforts. The theories are also used to explain differences in firms' innovative efforts, the composition of their innovative effort and their innovative success...
Monte Carlo, 5 June 2011 – Olivia Lum, Group CEO and president of Hyflux Limited, from Singapore, was last night named the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 at an awards ceremony held in Monte Carlo's Salle des Etoiles. Olivia was picked from among the 49 country finalists vying for the title, each of whom had already been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in their home countries. This year saw more female finalists - six in total - than ever before.
Olivia founded Hyflux in 1989 with two staff and start-up capital of $US15,000. Today, Hyflux has become one of the world's leading desalination suppliers. It is publicly traded with revenues of US$450m, employing more than 2,300 people in operations and projects in Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East and North Africa.
Tan Sri Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, Managing Director, YTL Group of Companies and Chairman of the judging panel said, "Olivia's entrepreneurial spirit and the immense social and health benefits her work brings make her an exceptional winner of World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011."...
In the first leg of the Harvard Business Review-McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation, we’re inviting management innovators from around the world, in every realm of endeavor to share the most progressive practices and disruptive ideas that illustrate how the governing principles and tools of the Web can make our organizations more adaptable, innovative, inspiring, and accountable. Do you have an instructive case study (a Story) or an experimental design (a Hack) that demonstrates how Web 2.0 values (including transparency, collaboration, meritocracy, openness, community and self-determination) can be unleashed to overcome the design limits of Management 1.0—and help to create Management 2.0?
The Management 2.0 Challenge will unfold in two stages: a preliminary stage (Deadline: July 18, 2011) and a final round for several finalists or finalist teams (Deadline in late summer).
All entries will be judged by our panel of leading management thinkers and progressive practitioners, including:
Beta Gamma Sigma (About) is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.
The winner of the world’s first MBA contest for management innovation was announced last week. The competition, the HCL MBA M-Prize, was organized by the Management Information Exchange (MIX), an open innovation platform seeking to “crowd-source the future of management.” It relies on idea-challenges called “M-Prizes” to stimulate contributions from their community of management practitioners.
In this competition, with 114 teams competing from business schools around the world, the winning team was from Harvard Business School. The team won an opportunity to implement their business idea at HCL, a real-life $3.1 billion IT global services company, with $50,000 to fund the initiative...
29 April 2011, GBSN’s MBA Challenge Winner Announced!
The first MBA Video Challenge drew to a close earlier this month and the selection committee had the difficult job of choosing a winner from nine fantastic submissions. GBSN was pleased to receive videos from Haas, IMD, MIT Sloan, Thunderbird, UDD, Tuck and Strathmore which highlighted the innovative work of MBA students in Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Mongolia, Panama, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Projects included the development of new technologies, the creation of new growth strategies, the provision of technical assistance, and the identification of new income-generating projects.
And the winner is… the eight students of Haas School of Business (USA) led by Hrishika Vuppala! These eight students spent one year working with Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) and the Wildlife Conservation Society to produce an independent organizational audit, a three-year strategic plan, and a geographic expansion strategy. COMACO provides a market-based solution to wildlife conservation by combating food insecurity through the creation of markets for rural farmers who might otherwise practice destructive land use or poach wildlife.
The Haas team identified and recommended the investments necessary to overcome historical difficulties, act more swiftly in the pursuit of opportunity, and shift from tactical considerations to concerted strategic maneuvers. By doing so, COMACO is better positioned to reach profitability in a sustainable manner and achieve long- term success.
Congratulations to the following Haas students – Hrishika Vuppala, Lauren Gellman, Kristin Mannix, Dan Parker, Paul Collins, Ciera Ashley, and Ricardo de Paula. We look forward to celebrating your success at GBSN’s annual conference in Mexico City!
Group 2 Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.
- Entry closes for Group 2 of the competition, candidates are short-listed.
"World masters: UCD Smurfit take title", The Irish Times, April 18, 2011
THE UCD (University College Dublin) Smurfit School were recently crowned MBA rugby world champions after winning a bruising tournament in America.
The team captained by Robert Downes and coached by Barry Gibney cut a swathe through several American universities and one English one to take the title.
They beat their hosts Duke (22-12), the University of Texas (35-12), UCLA Cal state (22-7) before holding off Wharton (17-14) in a hard fought quarter-final, literally as two Smurfit players required hospital treatment, while the Pennsylvania team also had two players receive a red card.
Tight encounters were to become a feature of the knock-out stages as the Dublin college edged past the London Business School 12-8, claiming victory with a last-minute try.
The final, against Harvard, was another nail biting affair with UCD Smurfit holding out following a series of five-metres scrums to prevail 13-10.
It was definitely a thoroughly merited and hard-earned success following 320 minutes of uncompromising rugby over three days. Seapoint’s Stephen Verso was the only member of the squad who regularly plays AIL rugby...
Corporate Social Responsibility
Agility: A Global Logistics Company and Local Humanitarian Partner (PDF exec. summary)
Luk VAN WASSENHOVE, Margaret HANSON, Rolando TOMASINI
JMC SOUNDBOARD: CROSSING THE SOUND BARRIER
Benoit LELEUX, Laure LE HARDY DE BEAULIEU
Finance and Banking
Hyflux Ltd: Progressive Project Financing
Pierre HILLION, Jean WEE
Supply Chain Management
The Yogyakarta Earthquake: IFRC's Experiences with the Regionalized Supply Chain
Aline GATIGNON, Luk VAN WASSENHOVE, Aurélie CHARLES
Euro- Mediterranean Managerial Practices and Issues
Novartis, Commercial strategy for success
IE Business School
Claire BASTIEN, Teresa SERRA
THE MERCKS OF DARMSTADT SERIES
Benoit LELEUX, Anne-Catrin GLEMSER
Emerging Chinese Global Competitors
Shanghai Automotive and Ssangyong Motor: A Tale of Two Dragons (A)(B)
Inclusive Business Models
Fabio Rosa “Bridging the Electricity Divide in Brazil”
IBS Center for Management Research
Vivek GUPTA, Harish AYTHA
The EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards attract case studies showcasing outstanding Learning and Development (L&D) partnerships. Fields might include Leadership, Professional, Talent or Organization Development and the programme described in the case should be deployed by an organisation either together with its in-house L&D unit or with an external L&D provider (Business School, Exec Education Center, etc...).
Case-studies must demonstrate Operational Excellence (e.g. sustainable partnership & effective learning environment etc.); Excellent Programme Management (e.g. design, delivery, evaluation, selection methodology of participants etc.); and above all Strong Business Impact (e.g. alignment with corporate strategy, impact for company, incorporation in corporate HR processes etc.).
The 2010 winners included:
Sustaining Partnership - Ashridge and the National Trust
Transforming IT managers - HSBC and LFGSM
Leveraging the University Classroom - Prism, KickApps and Bentley University
Search for leaders starts at home - Pon and ORMIT
Engineering the future - MAN ,WHU and Saïd Busines School
The Global Focus Special Issue provides an executive report on the 5 winning cases of 2010 click here. The EFMD Research Report "Partnerships in Learning and Development" provides an insight into the ideas and methods behind successful partnerships click here.
Are you interested in participating in 2011? Please consult the detailed assignment brief and submission guidelines. The deadline for the submission of cases for the 2011 Award is: 1st May 2011. An information session webinar will be organised on the 3rd March. Registration is required.
The EFMD Excellence in Practice Award attracts case studies describing an effective and impactful Leadership and Development intervention. These programmes can be deployed by an organisation (company, public sector, charity etc..) either together with their inhouse L&D organisation or with an external L&D provider.
The specific Learning and Development domain in which the intervention is situated can be:
All partners must act as a team and contribute to the case study to ensure a balanced view.
Winning cases will be featured extensively across the EFMD network and published by Emerald Group Publishing.
For any additional information, please contact:
Florence Grégoire, Manager, Corporate Services, +32 (0)2 629 08 37
Business schools play a key role in achieving development goals - from creating social innovation to improving health care to achieving shared economic growth - and we're looking for MBAs who are making a difference.
GBSN is excited to announce a new video contest for MBA students and recent grads from around the world. Show us how you are making this world a better place through your student projects, start-up enterprises, and new careers. Submit your videos demonstrating how your work is making an impact in the developing world and how your MBA experience helped make it a reality.
Who Can Enter?
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- Current & Recent MBA grads (from the past 5 years)
- From accredited full-time, part-time, & EMBA programs
- Teams or Individuals
- From anywhere in the world!
Submissions must include the following:
- Fully completed online submission form
- Agreement to the terms & conditions
- Uploaded Video (no longer than 6 minutes)
Dates to Remember:
- February 1: Contest open for submissions
- April 1: Contest closes
- April 22: Winners will be notified
- June 20-22: Prizes awarded at the 2011 GBSN Conference
Submissions will be judged on the following:
- Innovation in your approach to overcoming challenges
- Impact on your partners, clients, & the local community
- Developing Countries as the focus of your project
- Business Education & the role it played in your success
- Creativity of your video production
1st Place: All expenses paid trip to 2011 GBSN Conference
2nd & 3rd Place: Highlighted on GBSN's website & newsletter & video shown at 2011 GBSN Conference
There’s a world of problems needing innovative thinkers to tackle them. The Global Challenge offers a space to define and discuss ways to solve these problems. Student who are ready to tackle any of these problems are encouraged to create a team and collaborate with others to develop their projects. Check back regularly for updates and new problems.
New York City is where innovative ideas come to life. This exciting annual competition - now in its second year - invites you to develop business plans that can be launched in New York City.
Sponsored by New York City Economic Development Corporation in partnership with Columbia University, this contest can put you at the forefront of the City's latest business breakthroughs.