Time to shine: Konica Minolta launches International University Contest
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe (Konica Minolta) has launched its third International University Contest. The contest gives a unique opportunity for students from around the world to engage in an innovative international cooperation between the worlds of academia and business. The initiative is part of Konica Minolta’s support for tertiary education institutions seeking to transform their organisations through the creation of more competitive, efficient digital campuses that deliver an enhanced quality of service. The competition is open to entries from 1 March.
The Konica Minolta International University Contest provides teams of students with the opportunity to collaborate with Konica Minolta to analyse document and information workflows at their institutions and propose practical solutions to enhance life on campus and simplify administration.
"This unique international contest not only presents opportunities for students to understand processes and information management systems, but also lets universities come together to share and develop best practices as they transform for the digital age."
Prizes will be awarded to the best proposals at first a national level and then at an international level to select the overall winner. Submissions will be assessed according to their depth of analysis, feasibility at a local level and degree of innovation. The juries will include leading experts from academia and business, including Konica Minolta’s national and international management teams. The best national teams win a 3-day trip to Amsterdam in September 2020 to present their proposals at the International Awards Ceremony at the Konica Minolta European Experience Centre. The international prize is awarded to the best team overall, who will win a 4-day trip to New York, including a visit to Konica Minolta’s US headquarters in New Jersey.
Time to shine on a world stage
The Konica Minolta International University Contest provides students with a unique opportunity to meet with and compete against their peers from around the world. During the 2017–18 contest, 33 teams from 17 universities and 5 countries participated. For further information about the Konica Minolta International University Contest and details of how to enter, please visit: https://iuc.konicaminolta.eu.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation and implements solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious “Buyers Lab PaceSetter award for Smart Workplace Vision” from Keypoint Intelligence” as the only vendor in its industry thanks to its forward-looking vision of the future of work and investment in innovative technology. Being a strong partner for the production and industrial printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and, in 2017, was the production printing market leader for the tenth consecutive year in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). The hardware portfolio covers light and mid production as well as industrial printing machines. Konica Minolta Marketing Services provides value added services that intelligently link print and digital marketing in an effective and efficient way. In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Through its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R&D laboratories in Europe, Konica Minolta brings innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With almost 9,900 employees (as of April 2018), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.37 billion in financial year 2017/18.
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