Henkel launches student innovation contest
Dubai, November 6, 2013
Henkel, a leading manufacturer of chemical products, has launched an international competition, calling on students to submit their visionary ideas and concepts for new Henkel products and technologies.
Under the slogan – “Create, Learn, Grow.”, the seventh edition of Henkel Innovation Challenge invites student teams from the GCC to submit their innovative and sustainable ideas by December 11 on henkelchallenge.com.
Developing a visionary product or a new technology for one of the three Henkel business sectors Beauty Care, Laundry & Home Care or Adhesive Technologies is the main aim of the Henkel Innovation Challenge.
Registering in teams of two, students from a wide variety of disciplines will adopt the role of creative, sustainability-aware business development managers. Throughout the competition, Henkel will provide extensive support: once they have registered, each team will be given access to professional e-learning programs that are also part of Henkel’s internal Learning Management.
All teams that qualify for the semifinal are assigned an experienced Henkel manager, who acts as a mentor, advising the participants on further developing their innovative concepts. This allows the young visionaries to gain priceless, wide-ranging business experience and a detailed insight into the company, a statement said.
“The Henkel Innovation Challenge allows us to meet top talents from the GCC, who get into the role of a business development manager and work closely with Henkel managers to come up with innovative ideas in line with our vision,” said Ralph Branderhorst Head of Human Resources at Henkel GCC.
“Through Henkel Innovation Challenge, we offer students the possibility to translate theoretical knowledge into practice and gain valuable business experience. This challenge also offers the students to compete with the best talents from across the globe and to showcase their creativity and innovation.”
The top three teams of the seventh Henkel Innovation Challenge will be invited to attend a personal meeting with Henkel CEO, Kasper Rorsted. In addition to this, the overall winners will receive an around-the-world-ticket with a value of 10,000 euros ($13,492), the runners-up will receive 4,000 euros and the team that comes third will receive 2,000 euros.
The Henkel Innovation Challenge is open to students of all subjects, whether economics, engineering or the natural sciences. This year, teams from 30 different countries are invited to take part in the competition. – TradeArabia News Service