The Lisbon MBA and Turismo de Portugal have jointly launched a worldwide competition of ideas - the Tourism Innovation Competition - which will reward the most innovative project to a solution on how to measure tourists’ behavior in the countries and/or cities they visit. The competition aims to help design the behavior of tourists and simultaneously promote innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge sharing in the tourism sector, taking into consideration that the identity of The Lisbon MBA is also based on these three characteristics.
This challenge will be promoted internationally in order to capture the best ideas around the world and, therefore, we seek the ideas of the future entrepreneurs! The winning idea will receive a prize of ten thousand euros or a scholarship to the Lisbon MBA worth eighteen thousand euros, and the other two finalists will receive two thousand euros each. The three finalists will be invited to present their projects at a conference, which will be held in Lisbon during the month of September, and where the importance of innovation for tourism management will be discussed.
We want all innovative thinkers to find methods or strategies to enable the collection and systematization of valuable information for the different stakeholders that work in the tourism area. Apply at http://www.thelisbonmba.com/tourism-innovation-competition and share with us your innovative idea! The contest will value the identification of tools that enable the measurement, and the use of innovative mechanisms such as crowdsourcing and data mining of social networks, mobile devices or telecommunications operators to enable the collection and analysis of that information.
The Tourism Innovation Competition includes the following phases:
a) From June 2nd to August 31th 2015: Reception of proposals;
b) From September 1st to September 5th, 2015: Election of three winning proposals and exclusion of those who do not comply with the Regulation;
c) September 18th: Presentation of the proposals at an international conference in Lisbon, where the winner will be announced and the prizes delivered.
Let your ideas travel and send us your project!