The Innovation Olympics is a Global 8 week consulting competition started in 2006. It is co-sponsored by IXL Center, and the non-profit Global Innovation Management Institute.
5 graduate student teams tackle a strategic growth challenge set and paid for by a corporate or non-profit sponsor. There are up to 10 challenges per edition.
During the 8 weeks, the teams are mentored by experienced professional coaches to ensure the highest quality and consistent results for each sponsor. Sponsors provide guidance to teams during 3 alignment sessions, and then select the winning business plans and teams.
Students get a real-life project experience, and training in innovation management methodologies from the Global Innovation Management Institute worth thousands of dollars, just for participating.
The University of Trento was among the first in Europe to offer this opportunity to its students two years ago. This would be the fourth round of the Innovation Olympics, but the first so "international" with worldwide competition.
Our competitors are students from top Schools (LSE, ESADE and more) and we are proud to give our students and Alumni this wonderful opportunity.
If you are interested contact Roberto Napoli (roberto.napoli [at] unitn.it)