The competition lasts 6 days and has three stages, each with its own challenges. The competing teams will be divided into divisions of four.
• Stage 1: The first two days, the teams will face two 3 hour cases. During these 3 hours, they must analyze the case, prepare their proposal and practice their presentation. They will have 15 minutes to present before the judges, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session. Judges will look for logic, creativity and applicability among the proposals.
• Stage 2: Teams will have exactly 24 hours to prepare a new case that is particularly complex. This stage begins on Thursday, once the cases have been handed out, and ends with the final presentation, which will last 20 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for the Q&A session. The teams must be capable of coping with pressure and time restraints, as this stage has twice as much importance in determining the finalists.
• Final Round: The winners of each division will participate in this round, presenting their 24 hour case for a second time before teams and a public audience.