2018 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 May. The top finalists will be flown to Mexico in July 2018 for the Latin America case competition finals at 3M in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 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, March 12th – May 10th, 2018.
2017 Invent a New Future Challenge "While participating in INFC 2017, I have learned more about 3M in a global level and realized the company's innovative profile. I have had the opportunity to connect with young people from different cultures, exchanging experiences and working in a business case. My greatest learning was, undoubtedly, how diversity drives innovation in a group or a company. When working in a global and multidisciplinary team, differences were complementary, helping us develop solutions which were then presented to 3M leaders. The entire program was designed so that, since the first day, participants would interact and collaborate. It was deeply gratifying to represent my state and my country among the finalists. For those interested in participating of INFC future editions, I encourage you to engage in bringing innovative ideas and, above all, connecting with inspiring people involved in INFC, from colleagues to 3M staff. INFC is an outstanding experience which contributes to our development as young people who will soon be creating solutions to the problems of our companies and our country."
Bruno - Brazil
2016 Invent a New Future Challenge "My experience in the national round of the competition was very fulfilling because the participants I worked with were very diverse people with different skills, opinions and ways of working and to compliment one an other and work together was a very rewarding challenge."
Tania - Mexico
2016 Invent a New Future Challenge "It was a life-changing experience and I’m so grateful!"
Claudia – Panama Pacifico
2016 Invent a New Future Challenge "The INF Challenge was a great opportunity to fully develop myself as an entrepreneur and as a person. It was also a great space to fully show my potential and my ideas by creating new alternatives. I got to learn a lot from everyone in the competition and all the people from 3M, and I hope they got to learn from me"
"One of the best experiences of my life..."
Raul - Mexico
2016 Invent a New Future Challenge "Participating in INF is a unique experience. Meeting new people from different places and backgrounds and having to integrate with them to solve a case in a few days is a huge challenge. Without doubt, it was one of the experiences that added more in my career as a student. If you like to challenge yourself, innovate and want to know more about 3M, sign up!"
Gessica - Brazil
2015 Invent a New Future Challenge "...it was surely the greatest professional experience I’ve ever had. It was even more relevant because I had the opportunity of working with talented students from different countries."
Hugo - Brazil
*Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama will compete in one competition under "Central America and Caribbean" (CAC)
The Invent a New Future Challenge is open to students in their two final years of their undergraduate degree or those pursuing an advanced degree (i.e. Masters, MBA, PhD, etc.) who are interested in the chance to compete against peers from across Latin America 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 will win a trip to 3M Mexico where you will be assigned to a regional team composed of other winning members from participating countries. There you will compete against other teams for the grand prize of a six month mentorship with a senior 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 across Latin America 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 to the 3M San Luis Potosi, Mexico and a mentorship with a 3M senior leader for six months. Now is your time!
Yes, your travel 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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