2016 Winners

Read the press release and view the winning team pictures.


Global Partnership News


2016 Event Resources

Helpful resources for global participants.




VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership is an ongoing, cooperative association of regions building permanent social and academic relationships with each other, honoring their mutual best interests. Members of the partnership gather annually for a Global Partnership Event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

The Seventh Annual Global Partnership Event, August 11-20, offers elite students teams and university representatives from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks by means of two event tracks - a Student Track and University Track.  All student participants will experience Washington D.C. through tours and sightseeing trips to museums and monuments, as well as a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship hosted in Roanoke-Blackburg, Virginia, USA. The winning team of the 2016 Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary will earn up to $5,000 in travel expenses and admittance to the Global Partnership Event in August.