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Important Information:

  • Global Case Challenge runs in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center's Game Changer Week set for August 23-27, 2021
  • For a case solution to be considered, complete steps 1-3 of the registration process

Important Dates:

Global Case Challenge

  • July 5, 2021- Registration Deadline
  • August 2, 2021- 1st Proposal Deadline 
  • August 16, 2021- Finalists for each Case Announced
  • August 23, 2021 Deadline to Submit Finalist Revised Proposals


The Virginia Tech Global Case Challenge, held virtually for 2021, offers elite student teams from around the globe the opportunity to present solutions to real world industry problems.  

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center companies and stakeholders, from varying industries, present cases or written details of their company's challenge or opportunity, to which students will strive to develop the best solution within a specified time frame. Student solutions should be research driven and provide scalable solutions which have the potential to be implemented by each respective company. 

A finalist will be chosen for each case, and one overall winner will receive a $40,000 cash prize and the opportunity for their idea to be implemented and create lasting industry impact!

Additionally, it provides students the time to virtually network and learn from business leaders, game changers, and top industry leaders as the program runs in correlation with The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center's Game Changer Week

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.

For more information visit:

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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