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U21 / PwC Innovation Challenge 2021 Contest


U21 / PwC Innovation Challenge is a critical thinking and communication competition, where graduate students are challenged to communicate, in just three minutes and in English, their ideas about challenges of global significance in today’s world of work. This implies an oral presentation in a video format in which the participants must explain their project in a convincing, concise, and clear way to respond to the problem chosen by U21 and PwC.


  • Been a regular student of any master’s or doctoral program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Application: everyone interested in participating in this contest must apply by completing the online form available HERE. All items indicated as mandatory must be completed.


  • International Contest Winners (3 in total): Travel to Dubai Expenses Paid (7 days) to meet the PwC Dubai team who will organize visits to some of the city’s most prominent innovative projects. The trip will only take place when it is safe to do so, in accordance with international sanitary measures and recommendations.
  • Runners-up (7 total): Professional development coaching sessions with the PwC Academy.
  • All participants in the international round: Free and exclusive access to online employability skills development courses (through the PwC Academy) – assessment and certificate costs included.

Important dates

  • Applications opening

    March 29, 2021

  • Applications closure

    April 23, 2021 - 2:00 pm

  • Video reception

    April 26 to May 26, 2021 - 2:00 pm


  • Contest result

    June, 2021


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