08 February 2024

Innova Europe 2024: Renewing the Challenge for Sustainability

Innova Europe 2024 - POLIMI GSoM

Following the success of the first edition, Innova Europe 2024 kicks off, calling students and alumni from major European business schools to identify innovative ideas and projects within the framework of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under the banner "Welcome to INNOVA Europe: Shaping tomorrow's solutions today!"  the competition was one of the standout initiatives of 2023, so much so that at the recent AMBA and BGA Excellence Awards, among the awards celebrating excellence in the business school ecosystem, it was “highly commended”.

Innova Europe's Growth: from Three to Ten Business Schools involved

Building on these results, the lineup of business schools participating in Innova Europe has expanded from three to ten Business School involved: so alongside POLIMI Graduate School of Management our school, which led the way last year, and together with EDHEC Business School (Lille, Nice, and Paris), ESMT Berlin, we now have Aalto University School of Business (Helsinki), IE Business School (Madrid), Imperial College Business School (London), Kozminski University (Warsaw), KSE Graduate Business School (Kyiv), Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Rotterdam) and UCD Smurfit School (Dublin). This year, the role of standard bearer falls to ESMT. The first round of the competition is a national phase, so for Italian students it will take place at our campus.

Prizes and Opportunities: from an Idea to a Concrete Project

Every winner of the national phase will be guided by their mentor to face the challenge in September against winners from other countries. The final will take place in Paris at Station F, the renowned French incubator. In addition to an Idea Stage, there is an MVP Stage with a winning prize of €20,000 and the opportunity to be mentored at a prestigious business incubator.

Sustainability is an International Challenge

Innova Europe represents a unique opportunity to transform ideas into concrete projects, actively contributing to a sustainable future. This challenge goes beyond individual entities; sustainability is a theme that concerns everyone. Therefore, it is even more significant that the challenge involves business schools from many countries. Not only does it facilitate a stimulating international exchange of ideas, but it also provides the chance to see the winning idea transformed into a tangible reality.
It's an unmissable opportunity for those who aspire to shape the future through innovative and sustainable solutions.
Register now at Innova Europe and contribute to shaping tomorrow with your revolutionary ideas. The challenge is open, and the future is waiting to be written by brilliant minds like yours!

08 February 2024

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