WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Started in 2013 as a partnership with Syracuse University, SPARK has since been scaled to competitions comprised of multiple universities. As part of each competition, diverse, cross-discipline student teams are provided real-world problem statements and given 24 hours to develop and present their solution. Guided by subject matter experts from OBG and industry partners, the teams ideate, develop concepts, and pitch their solutions to a panel of academic and private sector judges to win a cash prize.
ABOUT OBG INNOVATION
OBG understands that solving our client’s toughest challenges requires collaboration. By sourcing and supporting innovative ideas, both internally and externally, and applying OBG’s resources and expertise, OBG’s approach to innovation turns ideas into solutions for our stakeholders.
From internally capturing ideas, advancing custom innovations, and holding an annual company-wide innovation competition, to externally sourcing open innovation and hosting SPARK Innovation Competitions at universities across the U.S., OBG continually adapts to the future needs of stakeholders through creative thinking and successful execution
Learn more at www.obg.com/innovation.