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Columbus State students team up with students at university in Iraq

Update | Tuesday, December 14, 2021

As part of an international sustainability challenge, students from Columbus State Community College and Salahaddin University in Irag have created Care4Myself. It is a digital application that tracks medication, nutrition, activities, and accessible medical care. Care4Myself will support individuals by creating lifelong wellness habits by increasing their personal responsibility for their health.

Watch the video pitch and business concept. 

The name of the team of the two schools is The Pioneers. In all, nine binational teams and 216 students from Jordan, Iraq, and the United States competed to investigate challenges in their local communities related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals of zero hunger, no poverty, good health and wellbeing, and quality education. They collaborated virtually throughout the process within their teams to create innovative business solutions. 

Teams investigated sustainability within their local communities, collaborated globally, and innovated real-life solutions through the human-centered design process. Concepts were featured in the Virtual Global Business Fair. A panel of judges reviewed and scored each submission to determine who will be invited to compete in the Virtual Global Business Expo for funds to continue developing their concepts. 

The finalists, including the Columbus State and Salahaddin team, will make their final pitch at the Virtual Global Business Expo on Wednesday, December 15. 


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