City University of Macau to partner with Hult Prize UN-backed sustainable projects competition

The City University of Macau has indicated to Macau News Agency that it will co-organize the Hult Prize On Campus challenge this year, part of a worldwide competition that awards a US$1 million (MOP7.9 million) prize to projects or ideas presented by students worldwide on how to advance the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed in 2015 to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’ by 2030 in areas such as education, climate and employment.

The competition was founded in by the Hult Prize Foundation, and has deployed more than US$65 million impact-focused programs, events and training and operates on more than 2,000 college and university campuses in 121 countries with a global team of more than 30,000 staff, student volunteers.

Meanwhile, the Hult Prize covers on more than 1500 university campuses in 121 countries and has become a benchmark startup challenge for social entrepreneurship, with

In 2019 the Hult Prize was won by Rutopia, a social enterprise connecting travelers to a network of hosts in Mexico’s rural communities, with the 2020 edition – still ongoing – focusing on business projects that would have a positive net impact on the environment with every sale completed.

The 2021 the Hult Prize has as its theme ‘Food for Good’ and is asking teams around the world to build viable food enterprises that will impact the lives of 10 million people in the next decade while strengthening communities, increasing incomes, feeding the hungry and creating jobs.

‘This challenge will provide City University students an excellent opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas, learn from their peers and be inspired by a generation of young people who are committed to changing the world through business,’ the university told MNA.

The team registration process for the case competition’s on-campus round has started today (Wednesday) and lasts until December 19, 2020.

Winning teams from each of the more than 2,000 Hult Prize OnCampus events bypass the general application round to participate in the competition’s Regional Summits.

Regional finalists will be announced on January 2021, with regional semi-final rounds beginning in March and the final winner revealed after a global accelerator bringing together more than 40 teams over six weeks.