International Case Study Competition: Business Masters - application deadline November 30th

Apply for the world's biggest international case study competition: The Business Masters 2010 competition addresses young leaders and upcoming entrepreneurs to find new business solutions for “Organic LEDs (OLED) and Novel Batteries”.

In January 2011 the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – Faculty of Economics and Business Engineering – will host the 8th edition of one the world’s finest and biggest international case study competitions called Business Masters.

Students from leading universities of the world will be competing in a challenging real-life business case. Graduate or PhD students in Mannheim are invited to apply with a team of 3 members between November 1st and 30th, 2010, in order to qualify for the finals in January 2011.

In the 21st century the human population is facing growing challenges such as the demographical change and the global climate change. According to recent studies, the younger generation is nevertheless optimistic about new technologies that will help solving these problems in the future.

BASF has already today an interesting technical portfolio, which will tackle these upcoming issues. Organic LEDs as well as new types of batteries are just two research fields of BASF that could contribute to a sustainable life in the future. We at Business Masters look for entrepreneurial students that want to identify and analyse the business potential of those two technologies in the markets.

Based on the handed-in solution and CVs, nine teams will be invited for the finals in Karlsruhe. The event will take place from the 12th to the 15th of January, 2011. The teams, which have qualified for the finals, will travel on our account. Our sponsors BASF and the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will also cover further expense, such as accommodation and board. Besides lectures and presentations, there will be time for networking and an exchange of ideas. This multicultural environment creates a very special atmosphere and makes Business Masters a truly unique experience.

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