2021 Global Case Challenge Winning Team and Recipient of $40,000 prize: The Dragons from Universidad San Francisco de Quito! The Dragons team is made up of four students with degrees in business administration and finance, marketing, and industrial engineering. The Dragons provided a solution to Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s case and wowed the judges. Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is a liberal-arts, private university located in Quito, Ecuador. It was the first totally private self-financed university in Ecuador and the first liberal-arts institution in the Andean region. It is ranked as the #1 university in Ecuador and #65 in Latin America by QS Latin America Rankings, 2021.
ABOUT: The Virginia Tech Global Case Challenge was held virtually for 2021 and offered elite student teams from around the globe the opportunity to present solutions to real world industry problems. Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center companies and stakeholders presented written details of their company’s challenge, to which students developed the best solution within a specified time frame.