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Dragons’ Nest Competition 2017/18

What is it?

Dragons’ Nest is the first university innovation competition to encourage students from different disciplines to collaborate for finding creative solutions to challenges and putting forward innovative idea proposals. Through the competition phases, the students will gain a more broad perspective on innovation and entrepreneurship and will develop high level soft skills that can significantly increase their employability.

Who can take part?

Teams should be composed of 3 to 6 members. The team composition must show multidisciplinary expertise. For example there can be at least one person from each school; OR at least three persons from two different schools but with different disciplines within each school (e.g., one person from School of Business and Management and two persons from School of Sciences but from different disciplines (e.g., psychology and computing).

What can you win?

Winning teams will receive monetary awards of at least €1500.

In addition, during the different phases of the competition students will be able to:

– Enjoy an exciting and enriching experience

– Get help to realize your idea and test it

– Show your talent and connect with future employers.

– Build your résumé

Who knows? This might as well be the dawn of your new start-up company.

How can you participate, what you need to do and when?

– NOW – Form your teams!

– 14th of December 2017 – Proposal Phase

Teams need to submit a one page proposal

– 12th of January 2018 – Pitching Phase

Teams will need to do a 3-minute pitch in front of a judging committee. Successful teams progress to the next phase and are assigned a coach/mentor

– 12th of March 2018 – Video clip Phase

Teams will need to create a video clip of up to 5 minutes. The videos will be reviewed by a judging committee. Successful teams progress to the next phase

– May 2018 – Finalists’ Presentations and Award Ceremony

Finalist teams will need to do a 10-minute presentation in front of a judging committee. Presentations and Award Ceremony will be performed in conjunction with UCLan Cyprus Innovate 2018.

Do you have any questions?

– School of Law students

Email ICLAIM: Lida Pitsillidou – [email protected]

– School of Business and Management students

Email CEDAR: Elias Hadjielias – [email protected]

– School of Sciences students

Email InSPIRE: Panayiotis Andreou – [email protected]