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Goodyear Innovation Challenge
March 03, 2021

The Goodyear Innovation Challenge is a business design and innovation competition sponsored by Goodyear in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Master's degree students and ambitious undergraduate students with a zeal for intrapreneurship, design, and business innovation from across the United States are invited to unleash their creativity while addressing real-world business challenges. The top five teams will compete for prize money in a virtual hackathon culminating in a competition where they will pitch ideas to Goodyear executives.

Description
DESIGN
Develop a compelling solution to a complex challenge

COMPETE
Prove your skills at a 4-day design hackathon

WIN
Cash prizes and the opportunity to interview at Goodyear

RULES FOR PARTICIPATION
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Current students over the age of 18 who are pursuing a master's degree in any discipline in the United States. Multiple teams from the same university may participate. Undergraduates with significant experience in lean startup, human centered design, data science, or graphic design will be considered.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
STEP ONE: TEAM INFO
Submit names and contact info of 4-5 team members. Multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged!

STEP TWO: DOWNLOAD BRIEF and craft proposal according problem description and instructions.

STEP THREE: SUBMIT PROPOSAL
Submit one proposal per team via email to designchallenge@case.edu. Only one proposal per team!

STEP FOUR: HACKATHON
Top five teams will be invited to a 4-day virtual hackathon, working with Goodyear Innovation Lab associates for a $5000, $2500, or $1000 cash prize.

TIMELINE
December 1:
Brief is released

December 2 to January 15:
Submit team information on website

February 1:
Deadline to submit proposals to designchallenge@case.edu

February 8:
Invitations sent for virtual hackathon to top five teams

February 22 to March 3:
Virtual Hackathon spread across four sessions with ample opportunity for feedback, culminating in pitch competition with Goodyear leaders for the prize money.