Taylor's School of Engineering Collaborates for the Kuwait Global Technopreneurship Challenge

Our world is facing 14 Grand Challenges that threaten our very existence and our way of life. If you want to be part of the solution, join the Kuwait Global Technopreneurship Challenge (KGTC) 2015. You can work with a team at your school, university or community to produce a solution for one of the featured challenges. Solutions should be original, innovative and possess clear business value. Teams with the best solutions, as judged by a global team of academics and industry leaders, will be invited to Kuwait to participate in the finals where they will be given an opportunity to pitch to investors to increase their chances to commercialize these solutions. 

Featured Grand Challenges

Important Dates

 

Preliminary Course Registration

- 15th June 2015

End Date of Registration

- 30th September 2015

Launching the Course

- 1st July 2015

Notification of selected teams to travel to Kuwait

- 15th October 2015

Workshops & final round

- 10th-14th November 2015

Selection of winners

- 14th November 2015

Eligibility Criteria

- Teams of 3-5 participants are formed with at least a member with an engineering background (an engineer or an engineering student)

- Participants need to watch the online lectures, answer the quizzes, and submit all the course assignments in a timely manner

- Team members are preferably from different institutions and countries

 

Project Selection Criteria

Projects will be judged against the following criteria

- How well does the proposed project address the Grand Challenge

- Originality and innovativeness of the Business Model

- Technological feasibility

- Economical Viability

- Desirability of the proposed solution, product, process or service

- Clear market segment identification

 

Awards

All participants who complete the preliminary course will receive a certificate of completion. 

Teams that achieve t he best results in the preliminary stage of the challenge will be given travel assistance to Kuwait to attend a number of workshops conducted by international experts aimed at further developing their Technopreneurship Skills and projects. This will be followed by a final pitching session where the winning teams will receive the following: 

Champion                   - KWD 1,500
1st Runner Up                 - KWD 1,250
2nd Runner Up            - KWD 1,000
Judges' Choice Award  - KWD 500

 

Speakers & Facilitators

Prof. Tariq A. Aldowaisan

earned his Ph.D. in industrial
and management systems
engineering from Arizona
State University. He is
currently a professor and
vice dean at the College of
Engineering & Petroleum at
Kuwait University.

 Prof. Mushtak Al-Atabi

earned his Ph.D. in
Mechanical Engineering from
Sheffield University. He is
currently the Dean of the
School of Engineering at
Taylor University, Malaysia.

Adam Brimo

holds a Bachelor of Engineering
(Software) and a Bachelor Arts
(Politics) degrees from UNSW
(University of New South
Wales). He is currently the
CEO of OpenLearning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 How to Join

Visit www.openlearning.com/courses/KTC to register for the preliminary course.

 

For more information about the Kuwait Global Technopreneurship Challenge, visit www.kuwaitgtc.com.