Business students worldwide tackle access to energy

the winners of the Hult Global Case Challenge will help Solar Aid replace kerosene lamps with solar lanterns

the winners of the Hult Global Case Challenge will help Solar Aid replace kerosene lamps with solar lanterns

Students from 80 businesses schools and universities worldwide are taking part in the 2012 Hurt Global Case Challenge themed around Global Poverty, to help solve one of the world’s key challenges in either energy, education or housing.

For the energy category, the Hurt Global Case Challenge is partnering with Solar Aid:  students are competing to come up with the best ideas that will help SolarAid sell 1 million solar lights in 2013.

The challenge will award 1 million USD in seed capital to pilot the winning ideas in each category.

Students will present their innovative ideas at one of the regional finals in London, Shanghai, Boston, San Francisco and Dubai, 24-25 February.

The winning teams for each category will then meet for a final in New York City in April and present their solutions to a world-class panel of executive judges.

Winning solutions from each track will be announced as commitments to action at the annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting, in September.