JA Americas carried out the second Innovation Challenge at Florida International University, with SAP´s support. The young students participated with their innovative business ideas trying to solve social problems with the use of technology.
After the first edition held in 2016 in Florida International University (FIU), JA Americas and SAP organized the second Innovation Challenge at FIU Business facilities. Near 30 students from different careers were part of the challenge and presented their ideas on how to provide technological solutions to different social issues in their communities.
After an introduction about the CANVAS model, used to turn ideas into reality and present them, and have the support of volunteer SAP mentors, the teams had the opportunity of presenting their ideas in front of an international jury composed by representatives of FIU Business, SAP and JA Americas. The winning team, which presented “Home Homies”, an idea for an app that allows to be prepared in case of hurricanes and connects people from affected zones to those who have the room to accommodate them, was awarded with iPads and with the opportunity to participate of a recruitment process for an intern position in SAP Miami (CSR department),