Showcase of 2014 VTKW Global Teams: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

University teams will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 17-23, 2014.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge Showcase of Teams

  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile – Santiago, Chile

Business concept and description:

DD-MOff
DD-MOff team is a group of bio-engineering girls concerned about the environment, who are working hard in trying to solve with R&D the problem of the highly invasive algae Didymo in their country, Chile, and the entire world. Didymo is a highly invasive algae spreading in several rivers and lakes around the world, affecting negatively their natural flora and fauna. DD-MOff is a natural product designed to be applied on any object that was in contact with the algae, killing the latter effectively and reducing the chance of dissemination to new environments, while not affecting other ecosystems. DD-MOff kills the algae faster and more effectively than any other existing solutions.

2014 VTKW Global Student Business Concept Challenge Team DD-MOff from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Pictured left to right: Andrea Mohr, Alison Scheuch and Trinidad Schlotterbeck

Watch the video to learn more about DD-MOff.

Team DD-MOff will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

For more information about Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

The Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 17 – 23, 2014.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, build their global networks, and congregate in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA. The Global Partnership is an ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and commercial relationships with each other, for mutual long-term advantage. Members of the partnership gather annually during a week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

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