The 2021 ROCA International Case Competition was conducted online and featured 16 teams from across the globe.
The Opening Ceremony took place on Sunday 24 October. Matches began on Monday 25 October and continued throughout the week. The champions were announced during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 30 October.
Three cases, three matches, three winners
Each team played 3 matches, each featuring a different case. An overall winner was selected for each case, meaning that there were three gold medalists.
Cases were live, relevant, and challenging and covered a broad range of interdisciplinary business problems with a strong focus on sustainability, responsible leadership, and the economy of the future. Teams had an opportunity to communicate with relevant managers during competition week.
Teams were given 6 hours time to read the case and prepare their solution and presentation. All teams solved cases in a time slot catered to their own time zones and produced 13-minute presentations that were recorded. Judges from leading companies across Canada’s national capital region viewed these presentations, then led a 12-minute live Q&A session in which teams were asked to defend their solution. All teams received extensive feedback from the jury regarding their presentation and case solving skills.
More information about the rules and regulations can be found here.