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Carnegie Mellon University’s team secures a place in the 2016 International Innovation Challenge Finals

Posted 17th November 2016

​A team of Carnegie Mellon University students is heading to Canada to compete in the finals of the International Innovation Challenge 2016.

A team of Carnegie Mellon University students is heading to Canada to compete in the finals of the International Innovation Challenge 2016.

The group, composed of Rajeev Bhatia, Pranav Bhatt, Venkatesh Bhattad, Rohan Panikkar, Swathi Yadavalli and Yulin Zhou, is one of the 7 teams that made it to the finals.

The competition, which focuses on the exciting area of customer analytics, is sponsored by the Smith School of Business and Scotiabank. 7 companies have participated in this year’s challenge and participants are tasked with completing a business case competition to “incubate industry specific advanced analytics business cases to drive industry adoption for business decision making.” The competition is open to students from colleges and universities around the world. All 7 finalist teams will win a cash prize and the winning team will walk away with a CAD $20,000 cash prize.

 

Professor Murli Viswanathan (fourth from the left) and the CMU team which made it to the 2016 International Innovation Challenge finals.


“Can you imagine a group of students in their first term of postgraduate studies taking a project outside of their regular academic commitments and delivering?”

“The enthusiasm and dedication shown by our students towards learning continue to amaze me! Can you imagine a group of students in their first term of postgraduate studies taking a project outside of their regular academic commitments and delivering?” said CMU Professor Murli Viswanathan who supervised and guided the group in developing an optimal solution focusing on business needs.

The finals will be held on Friday, 25 November in Toronto, Canada.

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