Advanced Case Rules

Case Preparation
 
§1     Each team must hand in all the deliverables specified in the case.
 
§2     The deliverables must be handed in through the media specified in the information material related to the case.
 
§3     The teams must follow the deadlines outlined in the case. If the team exceeds one of the deadlines, the team will be disqualified.
 
§4     Each team is allowed to bring an unlimited number of textbooks, reference material items, Internet resources, and computers. Reference material items are defined as any form of notes, compendiums/readers, collections of articles, and the like.
 
§5     The teams are not allowed to discuss the case with anyone outside the team competition unless otherwise specified in the case
Practicalities
 

§1 Participants must use their own computers.

§2 Each team must name its deliverables by its name when uploaded to Innoflow. Hence, the PDF-file of the format should be 16:9 and the file should have the name of the team i.e. "Team Aarhus".

§3 Each team must upload its deliverables to Innoflow, and they must be named after its team name.

§4 When the team is ready to hand in its deliverables, the team must hand it in through Innoflow. Furthermore, it is ultimately the team’s own responsibility that its deliverables are handed in before the deadline.

§5 An overall spirit of sportsmanship is expected from all participants throughout the duration of Aarhus Case Competition.

§6 Any violation of the rules above will result in immediate termination and disqualification of the team. Any decision of termination and disqualification is final and will only apply to the specific case.

Case Specific Rules

MONDAY & TUESDAY

§1 Presentations must be made in English using Microsoft PowerPoint. The teams may use notes and/or cue cards during the presentations.

§2 A maximum of 10 slides can be handed in, and an unlimited amount of slides in the appendix is allowed.

§3 Each case-round will consist of a 10-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute Q&A session.

WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
 

§1 Presentations must be made in English using Microsoft PowerPoint. The teams may use notes and/or cue cards during the presentations.
 

§2 Each team will compete against two other teams in its assigned pool in the preliminary rounds.
 

§3 A maximum of 15 slides can be handed in, and an unlimited amount of slides in the appendix is allowed.
 

§4 The three best teams based on the rank obtained from solutions handed in Monday and Tuesday will be seeded in a drawing of the three pools.

 

§5 Each team presents its case solution in the preliminary rounds. From this round, three winning teams will qualify for a final round of presentations in which one team is selected as the winner of the competition.
 

§6 In the preliminary rounds, each presentation will consist of a 10-minute presentation followed by a 7-minute Q&A-session.
 

§7 The three finalists will present the same presentations as used in the preliminary rounds – no modifications of any kind can be made. In the final round, each presentation will consist of a 10-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A-session. The presenting team will be notified when five minutes and one minute remains of its presentation time. The final will be live-streamed for anyone.
 

§8 The presentation in the preliminary round will not count in the evaluation of the presentation in the final round.
 

§9 The teams are not allowed to watch any of the other teams’ presentations in the preliminary round, which is a closed presentation. Furthermore, the finalists are not allowed to watch any of the other finalists’ presentations preceding their own.

 

§10 Teams advancing in the competition are required to facilitate their own technical setup for the semifinals and finals, including, but not limited to; high bandwidth and stable internet connection and high-quality sound and video equipment. Lack of proper equipment may result in disqualification. 

 

§11 Teams advancing in the competition must be available for equipment and connection testing sessions prior to the semifinals and finals respectively. Lack of availability may result in disqualification.

 

§12 Teams presenting are obligated to present their solutions in separate rooms and through separate computers.