Virginia Tech's Global Case Challenge

Global Case Challenge

Our partner university Virginia Tech presents the Virginia Tech Global Case Challenge, held virtually for 2021. This challenge offers student teams from around the globe the opportunity to present solutions to real world industry problems. Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center companies and stakeholders present cases of their company's challenge or opportunity. A finalist will be chosen for each case, and one overall winner will receive a $40,000 cash prize and the opportunity for their idea to be implemented and create lasting industry impact!


Student solutions should be research driven and provide scalable solutions which have the potential to be implemented by each respective company. Additionally, it provides students the time to virtually network and learn from business leaders, game changers, and top industry leaders.

Open to full-time university students and recent graduates aged between 18-26.Teams can have between 2-4 members


  • August 2, 2021: Deadline to submit proposals
  • August 2-16, 2021: Webinars with industry leaders
  • August 27, 2021: Final


If you want to participate in the contest, please send us your application (maximum of 1 DIN A4 page) to .

Selection-criteria your application should contain:

  • your english skills (minimum on B2 level)
  • your strong interest in invention topics
  • your skills in:
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Creativity
    • Analytic thinking
    • Convincing people
  • your draft idea (max. 1.500 characters)

Case details and further information can be found here

Please do not register directly but through the HIGHEST team who will support you for registration and bear the registration fee for one pre-selected team. So, if you are interested, no matter if you are a team or a single student, please contact for further registration requirements. Deadline: April 30. 2021