January 14, 2019, by Lisa Chin

[Reminder] U21 PwC Innovation Challenge 2019

This is posted on behalf of Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Manager. 

Are you an Innovator?

Are you looking for a chance to prove yourself on an international scale?

As a Postgraduate, you should be looking for all opportunities to make an impact with your research and ideas and widen your reach. You just never know where your research or more general observations will make most impact – so challenge yourself?

U21 in collaboration with PwC (Price Waterhouse Cooper) are challenging you to respond to a contemporary, globally-important work-related issue.

The competition prize includes a 7-day trip to Dubai, exclusive world-class training and internship opportunity with PwC or one of their locally based clients.

A gentle reminder: the submission date for the above-mentioned challenge is 11:59pm, Sunday 10 February 2019 (just under a month away). Please take this opportunity to finalise your video and submit it before the mentioned deadline.

Your challenge is as follows:

We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work; automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. But what will the future look like? PwC has developed four scenarios in their Workforce of the Future study: a Red World where innovation rules; a Blue World where corporate is king; a Green World where companies care, and a Yellow World where humans come first.

Assuming you find yourself on a journey that looks like it ends in a ‘Blue World’ scenario where Corporate is King, what are the pros and cons for you? what skills will be important for individuals to thrive in this world, and how do you plan on adapting to it?

Please add your video recording at the designated area within UNM U21 PwC Innovation Challenge competition’s Moodle page.

All the best!

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