The Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship launches global Wild Card Competition 2014

The Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship launches global Wild Card Competition 2014

The Schmidt-MacArthur Wild Card Competition is open to postgraduate students studying design, business or engineering and their faculty mentors from any university in the world to innovate for a circular economy (see Newsletter of December 10, 2013). The winner will join 14 other students from leading universities, including MIT, Yale University, Stanford University, Tongji University, National Institute of Design, India and London Business School, and others, on the Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship programme in 2014

The Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship is a joint initiative between the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in Great Britain and the Schmidt Family Foundation in the U.S., offers an innovation platform for postgraduate students and academics from top international design, engineering and business schools to rethink the economy.

The Schmid-MacArthur Fellowship was launched in 2013 with a group of globally recognised Partner Universities who see the circular economy as a credible and exciting perspective for positive change. After the success of the of the first year, and as part of its commitment to build a truly international network of future circular economy leaders, now the extension of the opportunity to a student and mentor outside of the current Fellowship group is offered.

To take part in the competition, entrants must be registered on a postgraduate course in design, engineering or business at an accredited educational institution in 2014. Both the student and academic must be committed to taking part in the full one year fellowship and be available to attend the summer school in Great Britain during June 23 -27, 2014. The challenge for entrants is to create a 1 minute 40 seconds film in response to a challenge statement about the circular economy that can be shared publicly. The shortlisted entries will go through to an online interview phase with a selection team from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Great Britain.

The following link offers further information and as of January 13, 2014 the competition brief can be downloaded. Entries must be submitted no later than March 2, 2014.

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