Curtin University Dubai announces their biggest ever Business Cup Challenge

Leading Australian university has its largest participation ever in the Business Cup Challenge, with 225 teams totaling 1270 students competing

Dubai,04 November2019: Curtin University Dubai, one of Australia’s prestigious universities, in partnership with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is excited to announce that the DEWA Business Cup Challenge 2019 is the largest in Curtin Dubai’s history with 225 teams totaling 1200 students competing.

The DEWA Business Cup Challenge is a unique opportunity for students from secondary schools across the UAE to face off in a challenge of their skills in solving business cases. Each week, for three weeks the students are provided with a business case related to well-known companies in the UAE and this year’s theme, Artificial Intelligence. The teams come up with their best business ideas, backed by financial and environmental analysis, which are then judged by a team of Curtin Dubai academics.

On the 16th of November, the fourth and final case study will challenge the students to propose a novel use of Artificial Intelligence for DEWA. The top 5 teams from the first 3 case studies, will be joined by 5 teams who do the best in elevator pitches at the finals, to present their proposal live on stage at the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies Auditorium before a panel of expert judges headed from DEWA and Curtin Dubai.

In addition to other prizes, the winning teams will secure a valuable opportunity to gain practical work experience through internships with DEWA, Curtin Dubai, and Hunter Foods.

“The DEWA Business Cup Challenge 2019 has been our most successful ever with nearly 1300 participants from 66 leading schools. The DEWA Business Cup Challenge focuses on helping students develop the skills necessary to develop creative solutions to real world business cases.Students not only compete but also learn with each case study,” said Mr. Daniel Adkins CEO, Curtin University Dubai’s Academic Infrastructure Provider, Transnational Academic Group.