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Global Student Innovation Challenge
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Global Student Innovation Challenge

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The deadline to submit has passed. Stay tuned for announcement of the 2021 GSIC!

Competition Details

Calendar icon    Key Dates

  • July 31, 2020 – Deadline submissions due
  • Aug 25, 2020 – Finalist (top 3 teams) selected
  • Sept 10, 2020 – Finalists submit their updated documents
  • Sept 17, 2020 – Presentation at the PDMA 2020 Annual Conference

Checklist icon    Eligibility

Teams

  • Submissions may come from teams currently enrolled on a full-time basis in an academic program at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Students are also encouraged to reach out to students at different schools within a university, e.g. business school and engineering school and to form cross functional teams.
  • Student teams may have a sponsoring professor.
  • Professors can be sponsors for multiple student teams.
  • Submissions can be a part of coursework, to the extent allowed by the institution, or may be the products of extracurricular work.

Projects and Intellectual Property

  • Projects must be owned by the students, not corporations or third parties.
  • Teams are solely responsible for managing their Intellectual property rights and protecting their IP before disclosure.
  • The rules of academic integrity apply, and students must assure that they submit only original work-product of their own creation. Plagiarism will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • PDMA reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet the rules, or spirit of the competition.

Information icon    Competition Description

Student teams who develop an original concept for a product, service, software, or a combination of the three, will develop a submission detailing the unique value proposition, evidence of demand, and mockup or embodiment of product. Designs for products, services or software of any type are welcome. Students are welcome to expand on the academic work for their theses or capstone projects as the basis of their entry.

Finalist teams may be paired with industry mentors through PDMA. Finalist teams are encouraged to present their concepts, prototypes and mockups at PDMA’s Annual Competitive Edge Conference. The presentation portion provides students the opportunity to showcase their product development skills in front of product directors, product managers, and product designers.

VIEW THE JUDGING SUMMARY


Awards icon    Incentives and Awards

  • Each team member will receive a 1-year student membership to PDMA.
  • Three winning teams (Finalists) will be selected by a judging panel, and awarded cash prizes to honor their achievements.
    • $2,500 first place
    • $1,500 second place
    • $1,000 third place
  • The Finalists are invited to participate in the PDMA Competitive Edge Conference.
    • The presentation portion provides students the exposure to showcase their product development and presentation skills in front of product professionals.
    • Students are encouraged to take time to interact with conference attendees and make connections with practitioners.
    • Awards will be determined during the PDMA Competitive Edge Annual Conference.
  • Award winners that participate in press releases, social media and articles on the PDMA.org website will enjoy broad visibility of their achievements.


Congratulations to GSIC 2020 participants!

1st place team:

E-Solar Refrigerator
IIM Ahmedabad: Arnab Mohanta, Kartik Rohilla, Sayon Mazumder

2nd place team:

STORKSIE: Clean Infant Formula for Everybody
University of Bonn: Luying Zhou, Cecilie Bernstorff, Vanessa Thybussek, Aleksandra Sukhova

3rd place team:

Bra Redesign
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Cheyenne Lam, Pragya Maheshwari


Thank you to those who participated this year!

* Submissions listed alphabetically.


4Inko Desserts - Ice Cream Buns
Massey University: Nan Zhang, Samantha O'Connor, Alicia Jopson

Arbor Air Purifier
Northwestern University: Bill Yen, Lauren Ashby

ArchGuard Cerebral Protection Device
Duke University: Kevin Rosenthal, Len Assakul, Pratik Doshi, Anish Nigade, Kelly Yang

Bra Redesign
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Cheyenne Lam, Pragya Maheshwari

Charge Bar - novel snack format
Massey University: Kate Maslova

Chargernextdoor
TU Berlin: Florian Bindges, Tobias Hübener, Fabian Crome

COVIAGE Patient Isolation System
Duke University: Max Sondland, Konstantinos Economopoulos, Kanishka Patel, Shikha Sharma, Yaas Bigdeli, Dimitrios Bailas, Theresa Thompson, Ben Wesorick, Kyle Wolpert, Mariel Lambrukos, Adeyemi Oginni

Donor Incentivize
SFSU: Joel Fickson

E-Solar Refrigerator
IIM Ahmedabad: Arnab Mohanta, Kartik Rohilla, Sayon Mazumder

EduMusic: Study with Music
San Francisco State University: Mukul Pathak, Soham Chaudhari

Good One Co. RTD Beverage
Massey University: Caitlin Rowe, Georgia Hacker, Bella MacDonald, Amy Lamont

Hut
San Francisco State University: Hoa Nguyen, Yefei Jin, Shailesh Krishna

Koob
San Francisco State University: Kimberly Flores, Bryan Parji-Zborowski, Luke del Aguila

LiRA, Inc.
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill: Nga Nguyen, Dina Yamaleyeva, Andrew Prince, Andres Tello, Alison Schaefer

Little Blue Presentation
Massey University: Ha-Young Kim, Henry Battell-Wallace, Gretel Klinac

Navi Coffee LLC
Wake Forest University: Kenny Xiao, Daniel Grinevich, James Ridgeway

Pharmasure: Blockchain Case in Pharma Industry
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad: Ashish Joshi, Dhruv Pachauri, Rudril Y. Pandey

Portable Breakfast Buns
Massey University: Olivia Cebalo, Brian Cho, Linchi Feng, Prina Mistry

Premium Gelato Cookie Sandwich
Massey University: Max Ballard, Valencia Ngadi, Daniel Negus, Christina Tjandrawinata

Product Design Strategy
Macquarie University: Ardalan Sameti

ProjectINC
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad: Jayant Jain, Shubham Bijalwan, Shreshth Virmani

QUVI
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill: Harshul Makwana, Kush Jain, Alekhya Majety

Sparkling Iced Tea with Fortified Vitamins and Minerals Jellies by Refresh
Massey University: Quinn Vu, Xin Ci Li, Caitlyn McFall

STORKSIE: Clean Infant Formula for Everybody
University of Bonn: Luying Zhou, Cecilie Bernstorff, Vanessa Thybussek, Aleksandra Sukhova

Treat Freaks
Massey University: Ruth Palmer, Hannah Davis, Milli Kumar, Stella Henderson

Veden Mobile Garden
Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice: Zofia Hernas

Vivently
San Francisco State University: Paola Martin del Campo, Vaishakhi Deshpande, Ayla Karaca

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