Apply: "Innovative Solutions to Business Challenges" Workshop for Students

March 1, 2016—Georgetown's Italian Research Institute, in partnership with the Italia Innovation Program, and in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, is accepting applications for "Innovative Solutions to Business Challenges," a student workshop that will take place on April 23.

This one-day event will serve as a bridge between business and academia, and will offer students the opportunity to engage in finding solutions to real-world business challenges. Leaders from iconic Italian companies will invite the students to propose solutions for issues related to marketing, corporate social responsibility, and environmental concerns. Divided into small groups, students will work collaboratively to develop their ideas. At the end of the day, the company leaders will select the winning teams; prizes may include paid internship opportunities as well as other perks. 

Event details:

Saturday, April 23, 2016
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Baker Scholars Conference Room, 550 Regents Hall
Lunch will be served.

Participating companies:

Eni, an Italian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Rome. It has operations in 79 countries and is currently the world's 11th largest industrial company. Eni will present a challenge related to emission control and environmental concerns.

Illycaffé (branded as Illy) is a world-renowned Italian coffee roasting company that specializes in the production of espresso. Illycaffé will present a challenge related to corporate ethics and the sustainability of their supply chain.

How to apply:

Submit an application online. The number of participants is limited to 50 students.