2019 Winter International Technology & Management Business Plan Competition was held at San Francisco of USA from 2 to 12 January to explore new business opportunities made possible by advancements in transportation and information communication technologies within the San Francisco Bay Area transportation ecosystem.
12 Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management (T&M-DDP) students formed mixed teams with students from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign of USA, University of Bayreuth of Germany and University of Sao Paulo of Brazil. Each team made up of students from 4 universities was required to create a business plan on transportation advancements and information communication technologies within the 11-day competition under the guidance of professors and industry mentors.
Students visited Uber Advanced Technologies Group Research & Development Center, Tesla and Didi Labs to understand the latest technology development in transportation and new business opportunities. Under the guidance of professors and industry mentors, teams prepared their proposals and presented to a group of judges consisted of professors and industry experts.