Ambassador Sherman at the JA Creative & Innovation Challenge

Ambassador Sherman and the winners. (Photo: US Embassy)The JA Creative & Innovation Challenge, powered by U.S. Embassy in partnership with Casa do Aziete and AICEP was held at Universidade de Lisboa on April 4. U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman was part of the jury to select the winners and was impressed by all of the innovative solutions the teams came up with. The winners of the event were four students from the European University, ISCTE, University of Lisbon and Nova University. The challenge students faced was to develop a solution to increase olive oil exports from Portugal to the U.S. The students had only 8 hours to complete the challenge and were assisted by mentors from AICEP (Portugal Trade and Investment Agency), Casa de Azeite, Esporão, Sovena and Gallo.

This challenge helped students to develop business and marketing skills as well as expand their professional networks.

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