SHAPE THE FUTURE OF MOBILIITY
Participants will work on a real-life business challenge that FUSO faces today and the finalists will have a chance to pitch their ideas to our executives. As young students, your ideas can truly impact the future of the transport industry. Not only is this a competition, it is also an opportunity for us to evaluate and shape the future of mobility. The winning team will get to visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum and Daimler Headquarter in Stuttgart, Germany.
- Rules and Guidelines
- 1. PARTICIPANTS
- The competition is open to all Bachelor’s students. Each team must comprise of 4 team members from the same university. (Master/Doctorate students are out of scope.)
- 2. LANGUAGE
- The competition program and presentation materials will be in English. Students are encouraged to deliver the presentation in English, however, a translation device will be provided in case the students will present in Japanese (please contact us in advance).
- 3. PROCESS
- 3.1. REGISTRATION
➢ Registration deadline: September 16, 2019
➢ To register, please have one member of your team email the application form to email@example.com. The team leader will be your team’s primary point of contact throughout the competition.
- *Email Subject: FUSO Case Challenge Application from [University Name]
- 3.2. PRELIMINARY ROUND (SCREENING)
- Once registered, the team will be provided with the participant kit which includes the task and the details of the case on September 18, 2019.
- ➢ Task: Team will be asked to submit a 3-5 pages PowerPoint summary of the business case (via email) by October 6, 2019.
- ➢ Outcome Announcement: October 21, 2019.
- ➢ Nine teams will advance to the semi-final round and will be required to make the full presentation.
- ➢ Non-finalists are still encouraged to attend and observe on Competition Day. Non-finalists will also receive the Certificate of Participation.
- 3.3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND AND FINAL ROUND (Presentation in MFTBC)
- Semi-Final Round
- The 9 finalists that will advance to the Semi-final Round are expected to make a 15-minute full presentation on November 29 at MFTBC Headquarters.
- ➢ The 9 finalists will be randomly divided into 3 divisions which will be announced on the same day.
- ➢ Time schedule: Each team has 30 minutes (Presentation: 15 min, Q&A: 15 min)
- ➢ 1 team from each division will advance to the Final Round
The Final Round will be held on the same day of the Semi-final Round. Top 3 teams (1 from each division) will advance to the Final Round and will present in the plenary hall where all participants, professors, judges and MFTBC executives are invited.
- ➢ Top 3 teams are not allowed to modify their presentations at this point.
- ➢ Time schedule: Each team has 35 minutes (Presentation: 15 min, Q&A: 20 min)
*Transportation costs (limited to economy-class domestic flights and Shinkansen tickets within Japan) for semi-finalists will be reimbursed up to a limit of 50,000 yen per person.”
- ➢ 1st Prize: A Trip to Daimler Headquarters and Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
- o MFTBC will mainly cover the flight costs and 3-day accommodation
- ➢ 2nd Prize: Dinner voucher at Mercedes me Tokyo (JPY 30,000)
- ➢ 3rd Prize: Dinner voucher at Mercedes me Tokyo (JPY 20,000)
*Due to unforeseeable circumstances, awards might be changed.
➢ All participating teams will receive a Certificate of Participation and will be invited on the Competition Day and Networking reception on November 29, 2019.
For any questions, please feel free to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org with email subject ‘FUSO CASE CHALLENGE’