Deadline for Global Ingenuity Challenge registration

Start Date
16 March 2015
End Date
16 March 2015
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The U21 Global Ingenutiy Challenge was launched in February 2015 by the Student Experience cluster.

The competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to come up with solutions to a real life problem, the results of which will be judged against teams from across the network to result in one overall winner.


Teams will be made up of up to five students, from a variety of disciplines, who will be given a challenge and two weeks in which to complete it.  The team's work will then need to be translated into a two minute video presentation or pitch, which will then be entered into a network-wide competition to find what the judges deem to be the best, most ingenious solution to the challenge.


A prize of US$1,000 per student in the winning team will be awarded, to be spent on participation in another U21 student activity.



16 March 2015

Final date for U21 members to confirm entry, provide details of student team members, and provide a facilitator email contact to Nottingham.

Week commencing 23 March

Facilitators briefed by the University of Nottingham staff via Skype or Adobe connect. The briefing will be at a mutually convenient time and will take approx 1 hour.

Week commencing 13 April

Student teams will work on the chosen challenge. To allow some incubation time, revisit the challenge and also invite comments from trusted advisors, the challenge will spread over the week. Technical support will be provided by Nottingham during this time.

Week commencing 20 April

Teams upload their 3 minute video pitch.

Week commencing 27 April

The judging panel will choose the best solution and video pitch.



Students interested in being considered for a place in their university's team should contact the International Office (or equivalent) for further information on how to apply.

Sue Dengate