This annual competition is hosted by VinUniversity – a not-for-profit university in Vietnam – with advice and mentorship from faculty and experts at Cornell University. Our judging panel comprises renowned professors, industry experts and senior leaders from VinFast – our partner company in this year’s case competition.
Registration and participation are free.
At registration, please have the following required information ready:
All teams must complete the online registration before 12PM (GMT+7), October 15, 2021,to be entered into the competition. No other forms of registration will be accepted. Incomplete registrations will be disqualified.
All Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a university during the Fall 2021 semester and must maintain their enrolment status throughout the competition period.
Applicants can register for one team only. Those found to be registered with multiple teams will be immediately disqualified.
Employees or the immediate family members of employees of VinUniversity or VinFast are not eligible to participate.
Each team must have a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of four (4) members (“Applicants”).
The case will be distributed at 12PM (GMT+7) on October 4th, 2021, via email to all duly registered teams. All other supplementary materials and appendices will be made available on the VGCC website and may be updated periodically. Teams are strongly encouraged to use these resources in their analysis and are welcome to conduct further independent research using other resources that they find essential to their analysis.
For teams that register after Oct 4th, 2021, we will send the case to the contact email address within 24 hours of registering.
First Round: 12PM (GMT+7) October 17th 2021
Second Round: 12PM (GMT+7) October 31st 2021
Final Round: Finalists will make a 20-minute live presentation of their Second Round’s entries before a panel of judges. Following a 20-minute team presentation, the teams will respond to questions from the panel in a Q&A session.
First Round: Submission of PowerPoint slide decks (16:9) not exceeding 10 slides (exclusive of cover page) AND a video presentation not exceeding 10 minutes. This should be submitted by 12PM (GMT+7) October 17th 2021 via our Account Portal. In case where the submission is available on a weblink (Google Drive/DropBox/OneDrive or similar), ensure that the link is set to be accessible for all with the permission to download the documents. Also ensure that the timestamp of last activity is before the submission deadline. If the link or any content is found to be modified after the deadline, the submission will be disqualified. If the file is not accessible to the VGCC team, it will not be considered.
Second Round: Submission should consist of your full proposed solution addressing all the objectives identified. It should be no more than twenty (20) A4, single-spaced pages (inclusive of title page, references, appendices etc.) and should be submitted by 12PM (GMT+7) October 31st 2021, via our Account Portal. Each qualifying team must also submit proof of current student status (an official letter, copy of transcript or another official documentation)
Final Round: Finalists will make a 20-minute live presentation of their Second Round’s entries before a panel of judges. In preparing the presentation, finalists may NOT introduce any new concepts, solutions, or issues. The presentation must reflect the solutions already proposed in Round 2. Final slide decks must be submitted to the Committee no later than 24 hours before the final presentation date. All team members must participate in the presentation. Following the team presentation, the teams will respond to questions from the panel in a Q&A session.
There are 3 rounds: First Round, Second Round and Final Round
Team registrations are final. Once a team is registered, no alternates or substitutions of applicants are permitted on the team.
In case a team member withdraws from a team, the team must still have a minimum of two (2) original team members to maintain eligibility.
At this time, because of COVID related travel restrictions, we plan to hold the competition entirely online.
The following prizes will be awarded to winning teams. Additional prizes may be announced later at the discretion of VGCC and/or our partner company.
Yes, regardless of your seniority, experience, or discipline, all teams will be judged and treated equally. No special treatments will be allowed.
Yes, we restrict the number of participants to only 3-4 students per team. There will be no exceptions.
Once a team is registered, no alternates or substitutions of applicants are permitted on the team.
In case a team member withdraws from a team, the team must still have a minimum of two (2) original team members in order to maintain eligibility.
We process a large number of submissions all over world, and we want to ensure fairness and full integrity amongst all applicants. Only full-time registered university students are eligible to apply, so having your faculty member confirm your student status will help speed up the pre-screening process.
In case that no faculty member is available to confirm your student status, we will accept alternatives such as copy of transcript, student status confirmation letter from registrar office or letter of enrollment.
Yes, we will provide a series of webinars to help you navigate the case solving process. An introductory information online session from the partner company will also be take place before the case release. If you cannot make time for these events, you can catch up and watch the recordings of these online sessions later.
If you have any specific questions, you can always reach out via email to email@example.com. We will try to address all of your questions within 01 business day, but please note that during our peak times, it may take up to 03 business days to get back to you.
People who work at or are related professionally to our partner companies. This restriction also applies to families of these employees.
Students who have completed their degree and are just waiting for their graduation are not eligible to apply, since we require all applicants to maintain their student status throughout whole competition.
We do not accept any late submissions. Please allow yourself plenty of time to submit before the deadline, and email us as soon as you experience any difficulties in submitting your work.
Please send us the screenshots with time receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline. We will not be able to proceed any late requests or submissions or any emails sent after the deadline. Note that high traffic around the portal closing time usually causes technical difficulties or system crash, so allow yourself plenty of time to submit before the deadline.
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