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Meet our amazing Jury!

November 26, 2014, by Aneliya Evtimova in: Jury

JuriesWe’ve made sure to turn this edition of the Worldwide Academic Competition into something extremely special! We present to you – our honorable jury members.


Who they are

Our jury members are professionals and professors from all walks of life, different backgrounds and fields of expertise. From VPs and Innovation managers of huge companies like Dolby, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Rolls-Royce and HP to Professors at Stanford, University of Amsterdam and ESADE Business School. But it doesn’t stop there. Check out the graphic below to get an impression of our community or read all about our jury members here.


Why they joined us

These innovation enthusiasts from all over the world have joined us in bridging the gap between academia and business. They are very excited about what the future will bring and this reflects their expectations of the competition! For example:


José D. Martín, University of Valencia: This is a fantastic opportunity to be aware of the very hot work done by our brilliant young scientists. It is really satisfying to collaborate in rewarding outstanding achievements.”

Char Jackson, Hallmark Business Connections: “The opportunity to champion the work of these students and see it harvested for broader exposure is a tremendous privilege, and I am excited about discovering the seeds of innovation to be found in the uncluttered perspective they bring to their work.”

Makoto Shibata, Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ: Can’t wait for the future!”


How you can connect to them

Very simple – you’re almost there! If you already wrote your thesis, honors project, graduation paper or university journal paper then you meet the requirements. And by adding a short summary of 250 words and a problem-research-solution-application statement you have all what you need to prepare. So what are you waiting for? Get started by creating your profile on our unique interactive platform and submit your competition entry. We wish you the best of luck!


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Aneliya Evtimova is the Chief Relationship Officer and FutureHero at Future Ideas.

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