The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) once again congratulates another team consisting of excellent Master in Innovation and Business (MIB) students for winning First Place at the GIMI Innovation Olympics (GIMI IO) Challenge on 18 May 2023.  

Team Gabay consisting of Brean Abrea, Rovy Caoile, Valerie Hibe, Dianne Olivan, and Bam Salvador from MIB 2023 competed with 45 other participants from eight prestigious global universities including Hult International Business School, University of Calgary, Heidelberg University, and the India Institute of Management. Tasked with helping the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI) achieve one million certifications within four years, the effort required a multifaceted analysis that Team Gabay achieved through careful consideration of financial implications, operational efficiency, and the overall impact to the client’s business. For their efforts, the team won USD4,000 as the prize for placing first as well as the opportunity to continue working on the execution of their strategy as consultants for the client.   

The GIMI IO Challenge is a competition organized by the IXL Center, an organization dedicated to helping Fortune 1000 companies, startups, and innovation leaders build their skills to create breakthroughs that drive sustainable, high-performance growth, and innovation. This year’s Innovation Olympics was sponsored by some of the biggest companies in the innovation, mining, and petrol industries, namely the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI), ECOPETROL, and VALE. A total of 14 student teams from over 15 countries competed in three innovation challenges, with only two teams coming out on top.