Winners of the Universitas 21 Global Ingenuity Challenge 2016
The winners of the Universitas 21 Global Ingenuity Challenge 2016 have been elected. Lund university was represented by Team Global Lund and won the category "Peer's Choice Award" together with Korea University, and received a special award for their contribution "Host-a-Home". The theme of this year's challenge was "Sustainable Housing" and the contribution Host-a-Home suggests a cost-effective, sustainable and flexible housing solution for solving the ongoing refugee housing needs in Sweden and Europe.
The Diplomas were handed out at the IIIEE to Team Global Lund, five successful master's students:
Harry Moncrieff, Jack Fraser and Elena Talalasova (M.Sc. Environmental Management & Policy) and the exchange students Caroline Hope, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Mali Walker, Australian National University, Australia.
Background to the Global Ingenuity Challenge
The Global Ingenuity Challenge is an online competition for interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students to find solutions to real-life problems.
The U21 Global Ingenuity Challenge was launched in February 2015. This online competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to come up with solutions to a real life problem, the results of which are judged against teams from across the network to result in one overall winner.
Teams are made up of up to five students, from a variety of disciplines. Students are given a challenge and two weeks in which to complete it. They use The University of Nottingham’s online creative problem solving tool, Ingenuity Online, to break down the problem and develop innovative and scalable solutions.
Each team prepares and submits a two minute video presentation or pitch, which is entered into a network-wide competition. A panel of judges choose a winning team based on what they deem to be the best, most ingenious solution to the challenge to receive a prize of US$1,000 each, towards the participation on a U21 activity. There is also a People’s Choice award, judged by all participants.
Press release of the Global Ingenuity Challenge 2016, click here
Watch the Global Ingenuity Challenge video pitch entries here