The Entrepreneurial School® honours innovative business concepts of its students | Enormous potential and promising market opportunities | Partners: Startup.Tirol, Federation of Austrian Industries Tirol, Die Presse
As an Entrepreneurial School®, the MCI supports its students in the development and launch of innovative product and business ideas. The Creativity Award - a competition designed to promote the creative potential of students and graduates and to develop particularly good business ideas – for example, is awarded annually. This year's winner was a business idea in a multi-stage jury process that focuses on the sustainable use of our resources: The Creativity Award 2020 goes to the students Lauran van Eyck, Anna Greil and Bruno Huber, all from the Business & Management program, for their business idea called “Uptraded". “Uptraded” is a clothes-swapping app that makes it possible to keep one's own wardrobe up to date in a playful and at the same time very inexpensive and sustainable way. This is currently the "cheapest and most sustainable way", the submitters assure.
A total of 80 MCI students participated in the Creativity Award 2020. Their business and product ideas reflect the entire range of study programs and research areas. The following students reached the finals: Denny Schmidt (Social Work), Franca Taliercio (Industrial Engineering), Madita Sophie Fieg (Tourism Business Studies), David Plaseller and Julian Hellweger (both Tourism Business Studies), Florian Pötscher and Lorenz Sigl (both Management & Law), Simon Eder and Dominik Huber (Mechatronics), Matthias Schlosser (Industrial Engineering), Dovile Jankünaité (International Health & Social Management), Daniel-Nico Traut and Kaan Gudmundson (International Business & Management and Business Administration Online).
The selection of the finalists and the determination of the winning project took place in a two-stage jury procedure. The top-class jury consisted of investors, successful entrepreneurs and management consultants as well as scientists. Due to the COVID-19 situation, jury meetings and presentations were held online.
With the support of Startup.Tirol, Industriellenvereinigung Tirol and the daily newspaper "Die Presse", attractive monetary and material prizes worth more than 7,000 euros were awarded to all finalists.
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