In a rapidly changing world, we need entrepreneurs who are capable of questioning everything around them and changing it for the better. They challenge the status quo—whether that’s in business, industry or society—and are able to orchestrate people, resources and processes around problem-solving visions. On their journeys, they innovate, seek a positive impact and build valuable businesses.
Spatial design activities and the vast global construction industry are also in the midst of a deep transformation—motivated, among other factors, by a shifting business culture, new technology, and urgent environmental and social pressures.
If you work in architecture, landscape, construction, urban design and planning, interior design, civil engineering or other related fields, this challenge is for you.
We are seeking optimistic and young entrepreneurial professionals with less than 10 years of experience, who have identified a relevant problem in their industry and would like the chance to solve it.
Before inventing or designing solutions, the first two steps of any entrepreneurial journey are:
1 communicating the problem you discovered to the world with eloquence;
2 explaining why there is an opportunity to create value and build a business around it.
Being a successful entrepreneur in this field requires applying spatial design creativity and skills that go well beyond spatial production itself. This entrepreneurial approach contributes to making our industry more impactful, diverse and rewarding for all.
The IE MBArch Entrepreneurship Challenge II Edition will award the following prizes to the winners:
· Five (5) 1ST PLACE PRIZE will be awarded consisting of: Admission to IE Master in Business for Architecture and Design program for the 2022-2023 academic year. Scholarship worth € 12,000 towards the program tuition fees.
· Three (3) 2ND PLACE PRIZES will be awarded consisting of: Admission to IE Master in Business for Architecture and Design program for the 2023-2023 academic year. Scholarship worth € 7,000 towards the program tuition fees.
The finalists will have an interview with the IE Admissions Department. All prizes are subject to rejection from the Admissions Department if candidate does not fit requirements of the program. If any winner participant rejects his/her prize, it will passed to the author of the next best project best designated by the jury.