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IE Global Innovation Challenge
June 29, 2019

The IE Global Innovation Challenge aims to attract future leaders in innovation from business schools around the world to solve the challenges faced by the retail sector in today's digital age. Our 2019 partner is SEPHORA and the challenge is to improve their customer experience through innovation and creativity.

Have you ever wanted to work on solving an exciting retail challenge that could revolutionize the beauty industry? Are you passionate about marketing and the customer experience? Then get involved in IE’s first Global Innovation Challenge in partnership with SEPHORA, the world’s leading beauty brand owned by the LVMH Group. Teams of 4 from any business school in the world are invited to participate.

What’s in it for you?
- Get the chance to participate in an exciting international business challenge, meeting Sephora executives and students from other business schools
- Valuable experience combining skills learnt in business school with real-world situations
- A chance to demonstrate your potential to Sephora
- Great prizes up for grabs including dinner with Sephora executives for the winning team and more!

- Each team must consist of 4 students currently enrolled in graduate-level programs at the same university
- Each team should have a diverse profile in terms of gender, nationalities and if feasible, professional backgrounds
- Teams must be available to travel to Madrid from 27-29 June 2019
- Only one team application from each university will be accepted. The university teams can be chosen either by your
school program management or by an official university club.

The Global Innovation Challenge committee will select the top applications by 31 May and invite them to Madrid for the final event. Selected teams will have to pay a registration fee of €100, but this is not payable until after the selection on 31 May.

The Sephora Case will be revealed on 7 June to all selected teams, giving them 20 days to work on the challenge until the competition weekend in Madrid.

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