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Virginia Tech Global Case Challenge Winner for 2021 is the Dragons from Universidad San Francisco de Quito 

The Dragons team is made up of 4 students with degrees in business admin and finance, marketing, and industrial engineering. The Dragons provided a solution to Virginia Tech Transportation Institute's case and wowed the judges. Their case solution may be viewed here: Click for The Dragons solution!

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is a liberal-arts, private university located in Quito, Ecuador. It was the first totally private self-financed university in Ecuador and the first liberal-arts institution in the Andean region. It is ranked as the #1 university in Ecuador and #65 in Latin America by QS Latin America Rankings, 2021. USFQ's education model is aimed at the formation of leading, innovative and entrepreneurial professionals, serving the community within the philosophy of Liberal Arts and integrating everyone sectors of local and regional society. 

Reasons for entering a case competition...

Why Participate in a case competition?

The Virginia Tech Global Case Challenge benefits student contestants on multiple levels.

Solve Real World Problems

Solve real world problems by bringing your ideas to life and applying them in practical settings.


Network with key figures in top organizations, work with other dedicated students, and expose yourself to top companies in their respective industries, virtually, at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center's Game Changer Week.

Make an Impact

Your solution to a company's problem could be implemented. Create partnerships and lasting impact.

Win a Cash Prize

On top of personal development, 1 team will win a $40,000 prize!

Team Registration Information

1. Confirm Eligibility

2. Nominate Your Team

3. Select a Case

4. Pay Registration Fee ($200 per case)



2021 Cases

Global Case Challenge Presents 4 Cases

After reviewing several high quality cases provided by companies within and around the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, we are excited to announce those selected: 

Global Challenge Participants Receive Game Changer Week Access!

Global Case Challenge participants receive access to online events being held for the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center's Game Changer Week. Throughout the week of August 23-27, 2021, student teams will be provided access to any online events for Game Changer Week.

Game Changer week includes various events corresponding to tracks and provides attendees the opportunity to make connections and network with thought leaders, creators, inventors, and influencers. Tracks include but are not limited to: aerospace, biotechnology, university (Virginia Tech), software, technology, design, blockchain, and startups/early seed.

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Global Case Challenge Host

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

Born out of a need to translate Virginia Tech research to commercial potential, the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC) was established in Blacksburg in 1985. Since then, it has been home to over 750 premier organizations with a common goal to disrupt industries. Today, with operations across Virginia, the research park continues to be a destination for growth and a space with purpose. Our mission is to create space with purpose where innovators have access to unparalleled resources, partnerships, and opportunities for growth.

Global Case Challenge Host...

Outreach and International Affairs, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's Outreach and International Affairs supports the university's engagement mission by creating community partnerships and projects, offering professional development programs and technical assistance, and building collaboartions to enrich discovery and learning-- all with the overaching goal of improving the quality of life for people within the commonwealth and throughout the world. 


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