University teams will be competing in the 2016 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 11-20, 2016.
VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge Showcase of Teams
Vienna University of Technology – Vienna, Austria
While Vienna University of Technology (TU) is the 2016 global university partner nominating a team to the Challenge, the Plasteat team includes team members from other institutions, including Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria (WU), and University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, Austria (BOKU).
Business concept and description:
Plasteat – Turning plastic into compost
Plasteat aims to offer a solution for the worldwide environmental problem of plastic pollution. We use a fungus, found in the Amazonian rainforest, to turn Polyurethane, a kind of plastic, into organic material.
Pictured left to right: Michael Leitner (BOKU), Benoit Galaup (BOKU / Exchange Student from Toulouse, France), Lukas Gruenberger (TU), Jutta Camen (WU), and Christina Gruber (BOKU).
Watch the video to learn more about Plasteat.
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The Seventh Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event will be held August 11-20, 2016.
VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event 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, and Washington, D.C. Members of the partnership gather annually to celebrate student entrepreneurship hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center,Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.
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
Allegheny Logistics Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion Clinic, Celanese, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, First Bank & Trust Company, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., PowerSchool Assessment & Analytics, Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SMBW, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc., and Wordsprint.