• Guidelines on Registration

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  • The MOMENTUM Journey

    It is more than a competition!

    MOMENTUM contains 3 rounds

    Within each round,

    online courses, coaching, and resources

    are available to help you succeed.

    1. Registration and

    Preliminary Round

    Identifying a social issue

    Jan 1 - Apr 30

    Rolling-based

    2. Semi-Final

    Round

    Designing your solution

    Result received - Jun 30

    3. Final Round

    Implementing your solution

    Jul 15 - Aug 19

  • Timetable

    Jan - Aug, 2018

    Registration & Preliminary Round

    Jan 1 - Apr 30

    • Register as a team: 2-8 team members
    • Rolling-based: Our preliminary round uses a “rolling” selection process, which means the earlier you register and complete the preliminary round, the earlier you will be able to start the semi-finals should you get in.
     
    • Pick a theme: pick your own project theme OR join one of the design challenges (details here). If you sign up for a design challenge, the deadline to register is Apr 1 (Deadlines might be different due to various design challenges, please refer to our Guidelines).
     
    • View tasks for the preliminary round: After registration, please download "Magnet (Cichang)" APP on your phone and join our MOMENTUM Online Community to get the preliminary round report template. (More details can be found in your registration confirmation email.)
     
     
    • Complete online courses and offline tasks (research on social issues)
    • Participate in MOMENTUM events

     

    Deadline for

    Preliminary Round Submission

    Apr 30

    • Submit required materials
    • Our preliminary round uses a “rolling” selection process, which means the earlier you register and complete the preliminary round, the earlier you will be able to start the semi-finals should you get in. Therefore, we strongly suggest you to start preliminary round as early as possible.

    Announcement of

    Semi-Finalists

    2 weeks after preliminary round submission

    The Semi-Finalists will

    • Receive tasks for the semi-final round
    • Complete online courses and offline tasks (solution design)
    • Participate in MOMENTUM events

    Deadline for

    Semi-Final Round Submission

    Jul 1

    • Submit required materials

    Announcement of Finalists

    Jul 15

    The finalists will

    • Receive tasks for the finals
    • Complete online courses and offline tasks (solution implementation)
    • Participate in MOMENTUM events

    Finals

    Aug 17-19

    Beijing

    • Teams enter the final 2.5 days of training and competition
    • The top 3 teams are announced
  • How to register

    Step 1

    Assemble your team

    Pick the ideal team members. Be aware that you must register as a team (not as individuals) to join MOMENTUM. Each team should consist of at least 2 members and at most 8 members.

     

    If you need help with finding teammates, contact us to join a Wechat group where we connect you to like-minded students.

    Step 2

    Pick a topic for

    your social innovation project

    Follow the guidelines to pick a topic.

    Step 3

    Fill in the registration form

    And pay for the registration fee (900 RMB / person). Please note that if you become a finalist, you also have to pay for meals and accommodations which are not covered by the registration fee.

     

    The registration fee is not refundable.

     

    If you add new members to the team at any time during the competition, the new members should pay the registration fee. If a member drops out, the registration fee is not refundable. If you wish to replace a team member, the new member does not need to pay the registration fee again.

    Step 4

    Gain access to tasks and

    supporting resources

    Once you have registered successfully, we will send you a registration confirmation email.

    Please check your email box in time.

    You need to join our MOMENTUM Online Community based on instructions given in the email.

    Report templates, online courses and other resources will be released in our online community.

    Any questions?

    Please reach out to us

    Read the FAQ or contact us.