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Book final challenge - 2020

Requirement for partecipation

Teams may be composed of international students enrolled in university degree courses of bachelor, master, and Ph.D. They can be multidisciplinary although it is not compulsory to have different disciplines included in the team. In case you need help to build your team check the FB group or contact us (

Team registration

To register your team, please fill the format at this link. After registering you will receive an e-mail with further information on how to receive the team code (identification number) to be used when delivering the different project materials.

Find more information on our website.


-      October, 25th 2019 (International student challenge URBANFARM: past, present, and future);

-      November, 18th 2019 (Find your team! and tips for a successful concept presentation);

-      December, 11th 2019 (Overarching the three sustainability pillars).


Challenge clarification

Every team can decide to apply for one, two or all the three locations.


  1. Galliera (Bologna, Italy)
  2. Lanuvio (Rome, Italy)
  3. Longyearbyen (Svalbard Islands, Norway)

The challenge is structured in three steps:

- Round 1, Deadline 1 December 2019, Submission of abstract and 1st video. The deadline has been extended to 3 December 2019.

- Round 2, Deadline 18 January 2020, Submission full project + proof of concept + 2nd video.

- Grand Finale, 19-20 February 2020, Designers market and pitches.

Online voting

Online voting will be available on the challenge website from February, 1st 2020 to February, 15th 20205 points will be attributed to the team with the most voted video. The results of the online voting procedure will be published on February, 16th 2020 on the challenge website.


Final battle

Adding up the points gained during Round 1, Round 2, online voting, designers market and pitches, three teams will be selected. These 3 teams (one per each location) will access the final battle, a dueling debate during which the teams will answer another set of questions from the international jury. Finally, the jury, evaluating the answers provided will decide the final ranking.


The awards 

The total jackpot of the challenge is € 7’500, and will be divided into three prizes as described below:

First Prize: 4000€;

Second Prize: 2500€

Third Prize: 1000€

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