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The System Design and Management program has issued a call for challenge proposals for the latest iteration of the core integrated team project.

The team project is the cornerstone of the spring semester of SDM’s integrated core class, in which students work in teams on challenge proposals from a wide range of partners. In past years projects have been proposed by companies such as IBM, Shell TechWorks, OTIS, and Honda, as well as by local governments, health care providers, and start-ups. Teams will consider the design and management of specific technologically-enabled systems in depth over the course of four months, culminating in final presentations in May 2021. Sponsors of the challenge proposals work in tandem with the students, providing real-world context and reviewing the teams’ progress throughout the semester.

Draft proposals for the Spring 2021 semester are due November 20, 2020.

For more information on project sponsorship and submission guidelines, including templates for challenge proposals, please visit the SDM Core Integrated Projects page. SDM will be hosting virtual information sessions during October and November in advance of the submission deadline.