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University of Edinburgh Universitas 21 Global Ingenuity Challenge

English Language and Literature student, Sue-Ann Cheow competed as part of the Edinburgh University undergraduate team at the 2016 Universitas 21 Global Ingenuity Challenge.

An undergraduate team from the University of Edinburgh has taken part in the Universitas 21 Global Ingenuity Challenge. This online competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to come up with solutions to a real life problem, the results of which are judged against teams from across the network to result in one overall winner.

The Edinburgh team consisted of five 3rd year students, four from the School of Engineering and one from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures:

  • Orestis Angelidis, Mechanical Engineering with Renewable Energy (MEng Hons)
  • Desen Kirli, Engineering for Sustainable Energy (BEng Hons)
  • Chi Chon Kou, Structural Engineering with Architecture (BEng Hons)
  • Julian Vercruysse, Structural Engineering with Architecture (MEng Hons)
  • Sue-Ann Cheow, English Language and Literature (MA Hons)

The team was led by Julian Vercruysse.

The 2016 theme was The Challenge of Sustainable Housing, and 16 teams submitted a short video presentation or pitch.

On 26 April 2016 it was announced that the competition was jointly won by teams from UConn and Korea University, with high commendations for Lund University, Fudan University and The University of Nottingham.

All of the entries, including the pitch from the University of Edinburgh team, are online now. Global Ingenuity Challenge 2016 Video Pitch entries