NICC 2020 Is Coming Soon!

Here is what you need to know

Stage 1: Application

Teams of 3-5 will apply online through the Register portal on

While this is a business competition, all graduate students are welcome to participate.

Stage 2: Virtual Round

November 2019

Teams are given a case created by the title sponsor and modeled on a business issue the company is facing. 

Teams submit a narrated PowerPoint analyzing the case and providing a creative solution. The submissions are judged by sustainability professionals and the top 20 teams advance to the final round. 

Stage 3: Final Round

March 2020

Advancing teams travel to Boulder, where they will attend receptions, networking events, and have a chance to present their solution to the case in front of sustainability professionals and the competition sponsors.  

The top team 4 teams will advance to the Championship round.



March 2020

After the championship round teams are announced, the advancing 4 teams will have an hour to refine their presentations and present their solution to a new panel of judges and spectators. All teams are welcome to watch the Championship round. 

Winners will be announced at the closing reception and networking event.