Jamshedpur : Students of XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jagruti Vojjala and Anunay Arora have won the International New Future (INF) Challenge organised by global innovation company – 3M. The global competition was held at 3M Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA in July.
The XLRI student team was adjudged winner among competing B-School students from 13 other countries including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Japan, Panama, Poland, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and United States of America.
The winners Jagruti and Anunay have been offered six-month mentorship with a 3M senior leader and mentorship opportunity besides a vast international exposure. Both winners have also received a pre-placement offer from 3M India.
Reacting to her victory, Jagruti Vojjala, a second-year business management student at XLRI-Jamshedpur said, “It’s been a long journey and I have thoroughly enjoyed each part of it. This is a platform where my ideas were appreciated and that felt even better than winning.”
The XLRI team represented India at the global competition after winning the National Case Competition – Invent a New Future Challenge (INF) 2016 organised by 3M India. The competition sought to recognize extraordinary thinking of B-school students saw participation through video entries from top business schools in India such as IIFT, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, SPJIMR, NMIMS, NITIE, XLRI among others.
Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI commented, “This win is the result of our students’ sincere effort and their passion for excellence. I am extremely happy for our student team and congratulate them for this achievement”.
3M was established in India in 1988 and has completed more than 25 years of operations.
3M India headquarters is based in Bengaluru with branch offices at Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. 3M leverages its global innovation expertise to develop home-grown solutions that address unique needs of diverse customers in the Indian market.
3M has invested in Innovation Centers at Bengaluru and Gurgaon to boost local product development and its manufacturing footprint is spread across Bengaluru, Pune and Ahmedabad.
From products that improve manufacturing efficiency and impact improved healthcare delivery to safety markers that help increase road visibility, everyday kitchen and home care aids and car care products; today, 3M innovation touches millions of Indians – making lives easier and better.