2017 Invent a New Future Challenge
Every day at 3M, we create new solutions and define what’s next for the world. There is no ordinary thinking at 3M, and we want to reward the extraordinary thinking of college and graduate students around the world.
If selected for the first round of competition, you will have the opportunity to compete in an actual 3M case competition in your country in March or April. The top two finalists will be flown to the United States in July 2017 for the global case competition finals at 3M’s World Headquarters. The final winners will have bragging rights, lunch with 3M leaders and a six-month mentorship with a 3M senior leader, and all participants will gain an unforgettable experience!
Please view the Rules of Participation. Registration available from Monday, January 15th – March 9th, 2018.
Left to right:
Vamshi Voruganti, USA, Pennsylvania State University, Industrial Engineering
Eunseo Jean Kim, South Korea, Hanyang University, Industrial Engineering
Bruno Ferreira de Oliveira, Brazil, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Chemical Engineering
Annu Mann, India, Xavier School of Management, MBA
Abdulkhaleq Ahmed Al-Mansaf, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Kaust), Chemical Science
Left to right:
George Baffour, UAE, Hult International Business School, MBA
Raul Carreon, Mexico, Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Saltillo, Business
Sanghee Sarah Park, South Korea, Ewha Womens University, Electronic Engineering
Vanessa Ng, Singapore, Nanyang Business School, Marketing
Jagruti Vojjala, India, Xavier School of Management, MBA
Pavan Matharu, Canada, University of Toronto, Management of Innovation
Nuh Conagasi, Turkey, Sabanci University, Industrial Engineering
Row 1: left to right:
Alfonso Lucado, Panama, Universidad Tecnologica de Panama, Electro Mechanical Engineering
Marian Brewer, USA, University of Adelaide, International Business
Shahrzad Pooya, Canada, Western University, Business Administration
Berkay Soyer, Turkey, Koc University, Business Administration
Row 2: left to right:
Adil Shafi Afzal, UAE, Heirot-Watt University, Petroleum Engineering
Raquel Mascarenhas Hornos, Brazil, University of Leeds, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Alejandro Yepez Sanchez, Mexico, Universidad Anahuac, Industrial Engineering
Tomoki Kiyose, Japan, The University of Tokyo, Agriculture
Left to right:
Karolina Mojeścik, Poland, Warsaw International Studies in Psychology, Psychology
Cosay Kacar, Turkey, Sabanci University, Engineering and MBA
Polina Petrova, Russia, State University of Management, Business
*If you do not see a country where you could participate please connect with us via social media to learn of other opportunities in the future.
The Invent a New Future is open to students in the 3rd or 4th year of their undergraduate degree or those pursuing an advanced degree (i.e. Masters, MBA) who are interested in the chance to compete against peers from around the world in a unique and fun business case competition. Students pursuing degrees in marketing, sales, supply chain/logistics, engineering, science, and/or technical studies are encouraged to register. Student year may vary on local country prioritization.
Once you have been selected as a participant in the INF Challenge, 3M will place you on a team for round one. If selected for round 2 (the finals) you win a trip to 3M Headquarters in the United States of America where you will be assigned to a global team composed of other winning members from participating countries. There you will compete against other global teams for the grand prize of a six month mentorship with a 3M senior leader and serious bragging rights!
You have invested considerable time and commitment to your academic studies, now is your opportunity to put it to a real world test. Compete against peers globally in a unique business simulation case challenge that tests your problem-solving, leadership and teamwork skills while helping you gain valuable insights and experience. You also benefit by building your professional and social network and will gain exposure to senior leaders that does not come readily early in a typical career. Additionally, you could win a trip to the finals at the 3M Headquarters in the United States and a mentorship with a 3M senior leader for six months. Now is your time!
Yes, your travel, visa reimbursement and accommodation costs will be covered by 3M.
There are 4 stages in the process. The stages occur within the following dates:
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