Information accurate as of 25 August 2017

Rules and Regulations 2017

Registration

Teams should register a team name that does not indicate nor suggest their educational institution. No changes to the team name can be made after registration. If more than one team chooses the same name and they advance to the semi-final round, the organisers will contact the teams concerned to make the necessary amendments.

Participants are to provide valid contact numbers and email addresses, which will be used for all official correspondence. The person whose name is registered first in a team shall be the team leader. By registering for the NUS-SP Group Case Competition 2017,

o    acknowledge and agree that I am available for all the dates listed in the schedule detailed below;

o    acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations available on the website at http://www.nuscasecompetition.com/national-competition-rules;

o    acknowledge that any decision made by the organising committee of the NUS-SP Group Case Competition is final;

o    consent to have my information published on the website and social media relating to the NUS-SP Group Case Competition(http://www.nuscasecompetition.com);

o    who signs up as an individual or without a complete team, agree to having my email address released to other individuals who do not have a team;

o    acknowledge and agree that the organising committee of the NUS-SP Group Case Competition may collect, use and disclose my personal data and information for the purposes of complying with all applicable laws and regulations, and business requirements;

o    acknowledge and agree to disclose to the SP Group any and all intellectual property, information, data and know how (including inventions and discoveries) which result from the NUS-SP Group Case Competition; 

o    acknowledge and agree that any and all intellectual property rights in the documents and other materials created by me in the NUS-SP Group Case Competition, including business plans and presentations, and any other materials developed for purposes of the NUS-SP Group Case Competition(hereinafter “Materials”), shall belong to me and the SP Group jointly (each a “Party”) and each Party shall have the irrevocable right to use and exploit for its own purposes, with no limit, the Materials independently of the other, including the right to grant licenses for the use of the Materials, subject to the following:
 (a)    no exclusive licenses shall be granted by any Party to a third party;

o    acknowledge and agree that any secret or confidential document or information provided to me on SP Group (“Confidential Information”) shall be kept strictly confidential and I shall not under any circumstance use it or divulge it to any third person or other party directly or indirectly, whether during or after the competition, without the prior written consent of the organising committee of the NUS-SP Group Case Competition, nor shall I actor omit to act in any manner that may be likely to endanger its secrecy or confidentiality; and

o    acknowledge and agree that when requested by the SP Group in writing, to return or destroy all matters in tangible form which constitutes the Confidential Information or any part of it and all copies thereof whether supplied to or reproduced by me;
Save as expressly set out herein, all personal information of the participants will be kept confidential and used for the purpose of this competition

o    acknowledge and agree that my personal data may be used to send me publicity material, updates and important announcements by email and phone. 

o    acknowledge and agree to submit my resume, and to allow my resume to be submitted, for onward transmission to SP Group’s corporate partners.

o    acknowledge and agree that the organising committee of the NUS-SP Group Case Competition may collect, use and disclose any and all particulars relating to my personal information for the purposes of (i) considering of employment and other recruitment-related activities; and (ii) conducting surveys or obtaining feedback. 

o    “SP Group” means Singapore Power Limited and any company incorporated in Singapore that is, directly or indirectly, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Power Limited. In this regard, “subsidiary” shall have the same meaning ascribed in the Companies Act (Chapter 50).

 

Team composition and eligibility

The competition is open to all undergraduates enrolled full-time in a Singapore Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) including but not limited to the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

Students can be pursuing a degree or major in any discipline.

Students can register in teams of 4 but do not have to be from the same course nor same university; cross-faculty and cross-institution teams are allowed.

Students can register as an individual. The organising committee will then proceed to form teams amongst the individual participants. Team formation is at the discretion of the organising committee.

No changes to the team members are allowed after registration has been submitted. Should unforeseen circumstances arise, please notify the organisers who will assess them on a case-by-case basis.

Participants are to compete fairly with integrity, and represent that their submissions are their own work.

 

General Rules

Naming of the file name of soft copy submissions must strictly follow the naming conventions as stated below in respective rounds.

Teams are not allowed to contact the case company, nor seek any form of external support, whether from friends, faculty, professionals or others. Severe disciplinary action will be taken if participants are found to be in violation of the rules.

Teams are allowed to use the Internet, books or any other library resources at their university.

 

Preliminary Round

The case for the preliminary round will be released in soft copy via email to the team leaders on Wednesday, 30th August 2017. (Staggered timings 0830h–0900h)

Teams have 36 hours (until 2030h–2100h on Thursday, 31st August 2017, as per the timing on which the case was released to the team) to work on the case and submit their deliverables in soft copy to the designated email address provided.

Slide deck submission should be made via email to nuscase2017.submission@gmail.com (Note: this is an email address which is specifically intended for the collection of submissions. For any queries, please reach out to us via nuscase2017@gmail.com). No late submissions will be entertained.

Teams are allowed to submit up to 15 slides in PDF format, with an additional cover slide that contains the team name and names of team members. There should be no reference or suggestion to teams’ educational institution(s) throughout their submissions.

All relevant content and supporting materials (eg. Appendix) should be within the 15 slides limit. Any slides after slide 15 will be ignored completely. No other material will be accepted for submission.

Teams will be notified by email that their work has been received. If teams do not receive such an email by 2200h on Thursday, 31st August 2017, please promptly notify the organisers via email.

Deliverables will be judged on the basis of clarity and organisation of content, issue identification and analysis, creativity and feasibility of proposals, and viability of recommendations and strategy.

Case Release: 0830h–0900h on Tuesday, 29th August 2017 (Staggered)

Soft Copy Deliverables Filename: “NUSCASE2017_PRELIM_Teamname

Soft Copy Deliverables Submission: 2030h–2100h on Thursday, 31 August 2017 (Staggered, based on the time on which the case was released to your team)

Results Release: By 1200h on Saturday, 2nd September 2017

Team leaders of selected teams to advance to semi-finals will be contacted via email by Saturday, 2nd September 2017.

16 teams will be selected to advance to the semi-final round and will be presented with a brand new case to crack within a 24 hour timeline. After which, semi-finalists will present their solutions, to a panel of judges, on Thursday, 07 September 2017, at the NUS Business School.

 

Semi-final Round

The case for the semi-final round will be released in soft copy via email to the team leaders at staggered intervals between 1400h to 1430h on Wednesday, 6th September 2017.

Teams have 24 hours to work on the case and submit their deliverables in soft copy to [nuscase2017.submission@gmail.com].

Teams are allowed to submit up to 25 slides in MS PowerPoint 2007 (or more recent) format, including a cover slide that contains the team name and names of team members. There should be no reference or suggestion to teams’ educational institution(s) throughout their submissions.

Additional documents should be attached to the appendix section, which has no page limit.

The 24-hour deadline will be on the following day, 1400h to 1430h on Thursday, 7thSeptember 2017 (staggered, based on the time on which the case was released to your team). Kindly ensure that the files have been attached before email submission. Note: No late submissions will be entertained.

Naming of the file of soft copy submissions must strictly follow the naming conventions as stated below.

Teams will be randomly assigned to 4 divisions, with 4 teams in each division.

Teams will be randomly assigned a presentation order within their division.

Teams are required to be present in the holding room 30 minutes before their presentation

Teams are to be ready 10 minutes before their allotted presentation slot in formal business attire, outside their presentation rooms. Teams are not allowed to watch other teams’ presentations.

Teams have 15 minutes to present, followed by 10 minutes of question and answer time for the judges. If teams do not fully use the 25 minutes of presentation time, the remaining time will be added to the question time, so each team has a total of 25 minutes in front of the judges.

No clickers will be provided but teams will be allowed to bring their own clickers.

The top team from each division will progress to the final round. The top teams will be announced on 8th September 2017 at the final round which will be held in the SP Group Building.

Semi-Final Case Release: Between 1400h-1430h on Wednesday, 6th Sep 2017 (Staggered)

Deliverables Filename: “NUSCASE2017_SEMI_Teamname

Deliverables Submission: Between 1400h-1430h on Thursday, 7th Sep 2017 (Staggered)

Semi-Final Case Presentations: First team will present at 1930h on Thu, 7 Sep 2017

Semi-Final Results Release: From 0830h on Thursday, 8th Sep 2017

Venue: NUS Business School

 

Final Round

The semi-final round submission in MS PowerPoint 2007 (or more recent) format will be used for the final presentation, with no modifications allowed.

Finalists will present their work in the morning of Friday, 8th September 2017, to a panel of judges. Presentations will be conducted in the Auditorium of the SP Group Building.

Teams have 15 minutes to present, followed by 10 minutes of question and answer time for the judges. If teams do not fully use the 25 minutes of presentation time, the remaining time will be added to the question time, so each team has a total of 25 minutes in front of the judges.

A single clicker will be provided for the presenting team at the presentation venue. 

Finals Case Presentations: First team will present at 0900h on Friday, 8th Sep 2017

Finals Results Release: 1215h Friday, 8th Sep 2017

Venue: SP Group Building, 2 Kallang Sector, Singapore 349277  

The Organising Committee reserves the right to vary the rules and regulations where necessary to ensure a fair competition, and will inform teams of such changes if any.

This National Competition is run concurrently with the NUS-SP Group International Case Competition. As a unique feature, the format of the International Competition is undisclosed until the teams arrive in Singapore, some changes to the format of the National Competition may be expected, especially for the Final Round.

*Change in prelims results release: new release date on 2nd September

 

General Information

The Organising Committee reserves the right to vary the rules and regulations where necessary to ensure a fair competition, and will inform teams of such changes if any.

This National Competition is run concurrently with the International Case Competition.  As a unique feature, the format of the International Competition is undisclosed until the teams arrive in Singapore, some changes to the format of the National Competition may be expected, especially for the Final Round.

 

Contact Information

NUS Business School, Mochtar Riady Building, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 

Competition Website: http://www.nuscasecompetition.com/

Competition Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NUSCaseCompetition/

National Competition Submissions: nuscase2017.submission@gmail.com

General Enquiries: nuscase2017@gmail.com


National Competition Directors

Adrian Hartanto (Mr.) 
Year 4 Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.), Accountancy
NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

Darren Loh (Mr.) 
Year 4 Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.), Finance  
NUS Business School, National University of Singapore