Save the Date for 2016 Global Partnership Events

The Global Partnership Week offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks. Members of the partnership gather annually during a weeklong event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

Mark your calendar for these Global Partnership-related events in 2016:

Announcing the 2016 Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary

University teams will test their business concept by confirming that their idea meets a customer need, occupies a differentiated position in the marketplace, and has a viable business model and value proposition. The winner will advance to a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship at the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge in the USA and compete on a global stage for the $25,000 grand prize, August 14-20, 2016.

Learn more about the Virtual Preliminary rules, guidelines, and deadlines at

Institutions are encouraged to use this one-page flyer to advertise the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary to their university students.

Testimonial from $25,000 Grand Prize Winner

Read an event testimonial from Team Visionear from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand, the 2015 grand prize winner and recipient of the Plastics One Advanced Manufacturing Award.

Team Visionear at the 2015 Challenge

Team Visionear, winner of 2015 Global Partnership Week Grand Prize

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VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

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