The fifth edition of the largest European Universities & Graduate Schools Championship will take place in Luxembourg City on May 22nd 2019 at the European Convention Center. Supported by the European Commission since its first edition, held in 2015, the Morpheus Cup has attracted hundreds of students from campuses all over Europe, with the ambition of tackling the upcoming talent shortage foreseen by the Commission.
After being held in Paris in 2018, the European event returns to the Grand Duchy, where the competition began. The event already attracted more than 200 campuses and awarded students from many of them including HEC Paris, Warsaw School of Economics, Mannheim Business School, the University of Oxford, Autonomous University of Barcelona, as well as students from Luxembourg, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and many other countries.
The championship is divided into two sections, the Morpheus Prize, a remote call for projects, and the Morpheus Day, a full day of live challenges: students can decide whether they participate in one or both parts. This championship is a great opportunity for students to challenge themselves, showcase their skills in front of influential personalities and industry experts at European scale; gaining self-confidence and credibility for their idea.
The Morpheus Prize requires participants to submit a project or startup idea online by April 7th.
“The Morpheus Day invites students to participate in a full day of themed challenges and to solve strategic and operational business cases.”
Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch in front of an international jury composed of renowned personalities in tech, digital, business and sciences, as well as venture capitalists and other investors.
Past editions welcomed jury members from Google Lunar XPrize, WarnerBros, Accenture, European Investment Fund, FC Barcelona, ESA, Canal+, Novak Djokovic Foundation, Alibaba, Forbes France, etc.
This year’s projects will focus on the notably growing tech fields, including:
- Artificial Intelligence,
- Internet of Things,
- Customer Experience,
- Augmented and Virtual Reality.
The Morpheus Day invites students to participate in a full day of themed challenges and to solve strategic and operational business cases designed by international employers and brands on specific topics and industries, including: Technology & ICT, Business, Marketing, Science & Engineering, Creative industries.
Registration for students and recent graduates (less than 12 months) is open on the Morpheus Cup website and it is completely free of charge. Moreover, the initial list of partners, jury members and employers will be unveiled soon online.
Top reasons for students to participate in the championship:
- Live an unforgettable experience in the largest European Universities & Graduate Schools’ championship
- Develop and test an innovative project/startup’s idea during the whole process of the Morpheus Prize
- Represent their schools’ and country’s’ excellency at a European scale during the Morpheus Day
- Get noticed by leading brands looking for European talents
- Network and exchange ideas with their European counterparts; and even make new friends!
- Get a free standard ticket for ICT Spring the global tech conference featuring renowned professionals in their fields
- Win awards while boosting their soft skills and earning credibility