One-Day Business Challenge in Georgetown University

February 20, 2017

On Saturday, March 25, 2017 the Georgetown University Italian Research Institute, in collaboration with the Italia Innovation Program, sponsored a One-Day Student Workshop on “Innovative Solutions to Business Challenges.” Mr. Gianni Di Giovanni, Chairman of Eni Petroleum & Chairman of Eni USA and Massimiliano Pieri, Vice-President for Cooperation with MIT Eni program presented the challenge for Eni. Mr. Riccardo Illy, President, Illy Group, S.p.A. presented the challenge for Domori to 37 Georgetown University students from the College, the School of Foreign Service, and the McDonough School of Business who participated in the event. Prof. Franco Peracchi from the Georgetown University Department of Economics served as mentor. Our students showed genuine interest in the project. Their superb performance, in the limited time they were assigned, and their impressive and professional presentations demonstrated their excellent analytical skills, innovative solutions, and team work. Given the high quality of the presentations selecting the winning teams was not an easy task, nonetheless, we were happy to provide such an extraordinary experience to our talented students.

A winning team of 4 students was selected for each company. Each member of the Eni winning team will receive a paid internship in their new office located in Washington, DC. The Domori award consists of a 2-month research summer fellowship in Italy between the headquarter of the company in Turin and the Domori Innovation Lab in Treviso located in the Italia Innovation campus (Fabrica).