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Global Impact Competition 2015 applications are open for CEE region

/5.1.2015, Author: Stanislava Vabšek
Singularity University’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower bright minds to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. The goal of the Global Impact Competitions (GIC) is to find projects that can positively impact the lives of people living in the specific regions where they are run.
 

Applications are now open for GIC 2015 in the CEE region. Applicants from the following countries are invited to participate: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.
 
Applicants should submit their projects aiming to improve the lives of at least one million people in Central Eastern Europe leveraging the power of accelerating technologies.The winner will receive a sponsorship worth USD 30.000 to participate in the Graduate Studies Program (GSP) in Summer 2015. The sponsorship covers all tuition and lodging costs (travel is not included).
 
Applications are welcome on the competition’s website: www.sucee.eu, until the 8th of March 2015. The finalists will present their projects at the Global Impact Competition CEE finals, in front of a selected jury drawn from SU Faculty and regional executives of major corporations. The finals will take place in Budapest, Hungary on the 9th of April 2015.
 
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Singularity University (SU), is an organisation based at the NASA Research Park in the heart of Silicon Valley,
California. The University is a central destination for scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, executives and government officials. SU’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower bright minds to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.
The University’s flagship program is the Graduate Studies Program (GSP) that acts as a platform for turning innovative ideas into concrete actions. Those who meet the tough entrance requirements will take part in an extremely intensive training, which includes demanding courses, trips to the biggest enterprises in Silicon Valley – e.g. Facebook, NASA, Google, Cisco – and visits to the most exciting start­ups in the area. During the course, students work side­by­side with the biggest names of the Valley. By the end of the 10­week program projects developed during the course frequently become real businesses, and enter SU Labs, the University’s own business incubator.

 

 
 
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Author of content: Stanislava Vabšek,
Communications and PR Start:up Slovenija
 
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