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What is franz.?

franz. is the very first international student competition in sports, where you, undergraduate and graduate students, have direct access to the world’s preeminent sports institutions. Its aim is not to produce concepts and slides that will disappear into a drawer once the competition is over. We want you, top students from leading schools around the world, to bring fresh ideas that will be taken up by CAMP BECKENBAUER and its partners. Your ideas will shape the future of sports. Join us and grasp this opportunity to discuss your ideas with top decision-makers in sports!

franz. is part of CAMP BECKENBAUER

franz. is named after Franz Beckenbauer and is a vital part of CAMP BECKENBAUER – a year-round project that focuses on the upcoming challenges in sports and associated areas in business, the media, and politics. Overall, CAMP BECKENBAUER and its top-level partners aim to become the most authoritative institution in the world of sports, evoking new ways of thinking and achieving real impact. Developing such solutions with decision-makers in sports is not enough. We need fresh and provoking ideas from the young generation. We want you, the best brains from around the world.

How to be part

Apply now to secure a spot in the competition! This year’s topic is: How to win the Chinese customer for your favorite sport?

The Chinese sport markets are growing faster and faster from year to year. Meanwhile an increasing interest for sport related topics can be experience in the Chinese population. Therefore, for the franz. competition 2017, we ask to work on ideas of how to win the Chinese customer in China for your favorite sport; ideas that can be implemented at any place in the sporting value chain, e.g., on the pitch, in stadium, how you interact with fans, with media, or with corporate partners keeping in mind the cultural, economic and political differences/specifics in China.

For further details on the topic, please read our Guiding Questions and FAQs!

Your task – Round I

1) Form a team of up to four students. Please note that your team composition cannot change over the course of the competition.

2) Pick one sport or discipline.

3) Develop innovative ideas on the topic of how to win the Chinese consumer for your favorite sport.

4) Hand in your concept (max. 10 pages in PowerPoint) and the CV of all team members for Round I (click here for guiding questions)

A team of experts from CAMP BECKENBAUER’s Competence Team will then review your concept and – if you have a game changing idea – invite you to Round II of franz.

Your task – Round II

If you convinced the CAMP BECKENBAUER experts of your idea in Round I, you will get the chance to fine-tune your idea.

For Round II, we will ask you to develop a 2-minute video to promote your idea. Think of your target audience at the CAMP BECKENBAUER Global Summit and lay out your idea in catchy words: Everyone should understand it and you should underline it with memorable visuals. We recommend to include hard facts (what do I gain from taking on this idea?) and to incorporate a “call for action“ – enticing some action from the viewers. Further specific details are provided to all teams participating in Round II.

How it works

Your way to CAMP BECKENBAUER

  • FORM A TEAM

    Form a team to work on the idea of “how to win the Chinese consumer for your favorite sport”. Each team must have a minimum of three members and a maximum of four members.

  • ROUND ONE: APPLICATION

    Submit your team application online before 11:59 pm CET on 20 November 2016. Make sure to include CVs of all team members and a PowerPoint presentation of your team’s concept.


    DEADLINE: 11:59 pm CET on 20 November 2016

  • SHORTLIST

    By 24 November 2016, we will select the best ideas that have been submitted. Concepts that are most creative, unconventional, and show a clear business impact will advance round two.


    SELECTION: By 24 November 2016

  • ROUND TWO: VIDEO

    Teams will receive coaching on how to prepare the video. Videos must be submitted online before 11:59 pm CET on 18 December 2016.


    DEADLINE: 11:59 pm CET on 18 December 2016

  • SELECTION OF FINALISTS

    In early spring selected teams will be invited to travel to Germany to present their final concepts.


    INVITATION: Spring 2017

  • INVITATION TO FRANZ. FINALS

    The franz. finals will take place in spring 2017. Travel and accomodation will be organized and covered.

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