As the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University celebrates its 40th Anniversary, it will host, in partnership with General Electric (GE), the Kuwaiti Global Technopreneurship Challenge 2015 on 14-16 November.
More than 650 students from over 70 nations will be taking part in the challenge in hopes of identifying innovative solutions to 3 of the 14 pressing Global Challenges for Engineering in the 21st century:making solar energy economical, advancing health informatics and advancing personalized learning. Solutions, which have already been submitted by Septmeber 30, will be judged by a global team of academics and industry leaders. Winners will be invited to Kuwait to participate in the finals where they will pitch to investors to increase their chances to commercialize their solutions.
The teams behind the 17 shortlisted projects will travel to Kuwait for a three-day mentoring and R&D workshop beginning and each winning entrepreneurial team will be awarded a prize.
As the “Grand Partner” for the solar energy challenge, GE engineers will support the shortlisted teams with technical resources and knowledge to enhance their innovative solutions. GE will also be extending its all-round support to Kuwait University students offering technical counsel to address all the three Global Challenges.
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