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ROCA International Case Competition 2021 will be hosted by Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business and the Rotterdam Business School. This event will feature 16 teams from across the globe.

The Opening Ceremony will be held on Sunday 24 October, with matches beginning on Monday 25 October and continuing throughout the week. The champions will be announced during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 30 October.

Apart from the matches, social events and network opportunities are an important and integrative part of the competition. We will reveal the full program in September, but we have some exciting and interesting online activities planned for you, so stay tuned!

Three cases, three matches, three winners

Unique in this competition is that each team will play 3 matches, solving 3 different cases. For every case, an overall winner will be selected by the judging panels, meaning that there will be three opportunities to win a gold medal.

All ROCA cases will be live, relevant, and challenging and cover a broad range of interdisciplinary business problems with a strong focus on sustainability, responsible leadership, and the economy of the future. All cases are being written in close cooperation with companies and institutions. You will also be provided with the opportunity to communicate with relevant managers during the competition-week.

All ROCA cases will be accompanied by a digital database with relevant sources. The database will be made available to the teams several weeks before the start of the case competition week. This will provide a level-playing field for all teams and also results in better solutions for the company’s challenges.

Teams will have 6 hours time to read the case and prepare their solution and presentation. To ensure fair chances, all teams will solve the case in a time slot catered as much as possible to their own time zones. Afterwards the 13 minutes team presentation will be recorded and uploaded. During an 12 minutes online Q & A session the teams have to defend their solution for a jury of experts from leading companies from Canada’s national capital region. After every presentation round all teams will receive extensive feedback from the jury panel, so that they can boost their online presentation and case solving skills. The winners of the three cases will be announced at the closing ceremony.

More information about the rules and regulations can be found here.