MBARCH ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE 2021 - II EDITION

BRIEF

 

In a rapidly changing world, we need entrepreneurs who are capable of questioning everything around them and changing it for the better. They challenge the status quo—whether that’s in business, industry or society—and are able to orchestrate people, resources and processes around problem-solving visions. On their journeys, they innovate, seek a positive impact and build valuable businesses.

Spatial design activities and the vast global construction industry are also in the midst of a deep transformation—motivated, among other factors, by a shifting business culture, new technology, and urgent environmental and social pressures.

But for intrepid and creative minds — and designers are among the most gifted in this respect — changes ALWAYS imply OPPORTUNITY.

If you work in architecture, landscape, construction, urban design and planning, interior design, civil engineering or other related fields, this challenge is for you.

SCOPE OF WORK

We are seeking optimistic and young entrepreneurial professionals with less than 10 years of experience, who have identified a relevant problem in their industry and would like the chance to solve it.
 
Before inventing or designing solutions, the first two steps of any entrepreneurial journey are:
1
communicating the problem you discovered to the world with eloquence;
2
explaining why there is an opportunity to create value and build a business around it.

Being a successful entrepreneur in this field requires applying spatial design creativity and skills that go well beyond spatial production itself. This entrepreneurial approach contributes to making our industry more impactful, diverse and rewarding for all.

CHOOSE YOUR IMPROVEMENT AREA
DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

Managing and motivating creative teams, optimizing operations to efficiently and profitably deliver good design, and dealing with complex projects with multiple stakeholders all imply numerous challenges.

SUSTAINABILITY

This is one of the most urgent challenges of our time, and demands that humanity transforms all industries, regions and mindsets. We are still largely inefficient at reducing waste, soil and water pollution or energy investment in construction, and also make environmentally-poor design decisions.

URBAN LIFE & URBAN SPACE

Cities are arguably the greatest and most complex human invention.  dysfunctional cities generate inequality, insecurity, unhealthy lifestyles and environments, wasted time and greater energy consumption, to name just a few problems.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND INNOVATION

Brick and mortar construction needs to evolve according to different contexts and regions, becoming more efficient and locally grounded.  we need technology, prefabrication or new materials and systems.

MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN DESIGN

Spatial design companies (including architecture firms) often use poor strategies and tools, and dedicate little time to communicating the value of design to society, attracting new clients and differentiating themselves in the market.

Calendar

 

Challenge Launch

Material submission

Jury deliberations

Finalists Pitch event

RESULTS ANNOUNCED

PRIZES

1st

Five (5) 1ST PRIZES will be awarded consisting of:

2nd

Three (3) 2ND PRIZES will be awarded consisting of:

JURY

Jerónimo Van Schendel

Director of the Master in Business for Architecture and Design

CRISTINA MATEO

Associate Dean at IE School of Architecture and Design

(Master Juror)

MAXIMILIANO ARROCET

Director at AL_A Architecture Studio

(Master Juror)

MAURICIO TESSI WEISS

Investment Manager at CEMEX Ventures

(Master Juror)

FAQ

What do I need to deliver?

Fill in the form as requested. That’s all!

What we want you to do is share with us the problem you have discovered in your industry and would like to solve one day. Our questionnaire guides you through a series of questions, and your responses are your submission—no more, no less.

We want you to focus on the most essential part of the entrepreneurial journey, which is identifying a problem and framing its opportunity. The questionnaire is accordingly designed to help you focus on this. Nevertheless, you can demonstrate your creative potential at the end of the questionnaire, where you will have the opportunity to upload some initial ideas or reference points for potential paths to solve the identified problem.

 

Is this competition for me?

This competition is for young professionals who have two to 10 years of professional experience working in any field related to spatial design and/or construction. The competition is in English, since the Master in Business for Architecture and Design is taught only in English.

 

Where is the MBArch taking place and can I apply from any part of the world?

The MBArch is a blended program: the program is taught online for 15 months with two weeks spent in Madrid, two weeks in Amsterdam, and one week in London. Our students follow the online parts from their home countries, and travel to each destination for gatherings and activities as and when required. All of our students work while studying. Over 30 nationalities are represented in the program, and with 138 nations represented on campus, IE University is the most diverse campus in the world!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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