ISTITUTO MARANGONI & POLIMI Graduate School of Management Global Master for Luxury Business Professionals
Contest for Scholarship Application • Terms & Conditions

1. Subject

The initiative is aimed at professionals interested in the Joint Programme delivered by Istituto Marangoni and POLIMI Graduate School of Management “Global Master for Luxury Business Professionals”, starting in September 2023.

2. Project Brief

In order to participate in the Initiative, candidates are required to produce:

Personal proposal for a Start-Up business project.
Outline a business plan and pitch an idea for a Start-Up related to the new and emerging business opportunities in the luxury industry.
Detail their start-up proposal with a clear market analysis and a strategic approach, including a well-structured planning of operations and development model from an entrepreneurial perspective.
The start-up proposal will have to assess the specificities and/or any gap identified in the luxury sector, and take into account the strategic relevance of digital tools and technologies, as well as sustainability-related matters by providing examples of environment-friendly processes, production methods and operations.

The project proposal must contain the research output and its rationale, goals, and objectives.

The project must be developed through a presentation deck (Power Point style, max 20 slides) enriched by voice-over, slideshow/gallery of images, the evolution of their idea in stop-motion.

Applicants are requested to upload the project presentation in pdf format; in case of presentation with animation, also a Zip File (.zip or .rar). will be accepted for upload.

Moreover, together with the project, candidates should upload an introduction video of up to a maximum of 60 seconds describing their personal journey (nationality, studies undertaken, experiences) and their vision of the personal project. In support of the application candidates should also explain why they would like to participate the course.

3. How to participate

Participation in the Initiative is free: each candidate can submit only one application by uploading the required documents on the dedicated platform.

For further information on how to apply, please contact:

Candidates will receive a confirmation e-mail for the application submitted.
If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the above email address no later than 24 hours after submission of the application.

In order to participate in the Initiative, applicants are also requested to upload a list of Admission/Selection documents, in addition to the project itself.

Application Documents

Participants are requested to upload:

  • Special Project in the form of a digital document (max 10 MB);
  • Self-presentation video (max 10 MB);
  • Copy of University Degree or equivalent;
  • Copy of University Transcript (when not in English, an official English translation must be provided);
  • Curriculum Vitae in English;
  • Passport Scan;
  • Reference Letters (not mandatory).

Maximum file size per upload is set to 2 MB.

4. Timeline and Deadlines

  • 6th March 2023 > Launch of the Study Contribution Campaign.
  • 31st March 2023 > deadline to submit applications.
  • 7th April 2023 > Final Jury Evaluation
  • Starting from 17th April 2023 > Communication to selected participants.

5. Jury and evaluation criteria

Projects will be evaluated by a specialised jury (hereby called the “Jury”) and ranked on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Coherence of objective;
  • Level of Innovation;
  • Project feasibility.
  • Overall quality;
  • Ability to synthesize information and clarity of the project.

The Jury is composed of renowned Italian and international professionals and professors, both from Istituto Marangoni and from POLIMI Graduate School of Management.

6. Awards

  • 2 Study Contributions amounting to a 50% deduction on the course tuition fee;
  • Up to 5 Study Contributions amounting to a 30% deduction on the course tuition fee;
  • Additional contribution opportunities up until a 7.000€ deduction (to be assessed and assigned on the basis of the candidates’ CV and academics/professional merits).

Any Study contribution assigned, related to the specific relevant intake will NOT be considered automatically valid for the next following intake available.

7. Results and publication

At the end of the selection made by the Jury, the winners of the Initiative shall be informed by e-mail and by a phone call.

The recipient of the Study Contribution shall confirm his/her interest in the contribution within 15 (fifteen) days from the date of the first communication by email. After that period has been elapsed without receiving any communication from the winner, the study contribution shall be considered as expired and shall be reassigned. The acceptance of the contribution implies the obligation for the winner to file application for the selected course and pay the residual quote of the tuition fee.

8. Rights and use of the delivered outputs

The participants (hereinafter the “Participants”) agree to transfer free of charge to Istituto Marangoni and POLIMI Graduate School of Management its successors the right to use the special projects (hereinafter the “Projects” or, in the singular, “Project”) and the products that will be, where applicable, implemented as a consequence of the Project; the right to use any output delivered for the participation to the Initiative, as well as all the materials connected to the projects and delivered, including the drawing of the Project, the sketches, the samples, the models, the texts and the video and photo materials. Istituto Marangoni and POLIMI Graduate School of Management reserve the right to use, publish and exploit the Projects in the form and manner deemed most appropriate: Participants also authorize Istituto Marangoni to use the documents received for promotional purposes and in the manner deemed most appropriate. The Participants, joining the Initiative declare that Istituto Marangoni and POLIMI Graduate School of Management and its successors cannot be subject to any claim resulting from such use. In any case, the Participants agree to indemnify and hold Istituto Marangoni and POLIMI Graduate School of Management and its successors harmless from any liability toward third parties.

9. Declarations and warranties

Each Participant declares and guarantees:
(i) to be the author of the Project, to own and to be fully, legitimately and autonomously entitled to grant, without limitation, all the rights granted herein, including but not limited to intellectual property rights anyhow related to the Project;
(ii) that the Project is original and shall not, directly or indirectly, infringe any third parties’ right, including copyrights and intellectual property rights;
(iii) that the Project shall not contain any obscene, violent, defamatory, blaspheme, upsetting elements and that the it shall not infringe any third party personal and patrimonial right (including moral rights, image rights, honor and/or reputation and/or confidentiality rights, copyrights, data protection, publishing and/or others rights) or any applicable law; in the event the Project contains elements and/or parts from third parties works, the Participant guarantee to have obtained in advance and/or to obtain all necessary consents, releases and/or authorizations, as well as all usage rights of the Project granted herein;
(iv) that there are no rights or agreement with any third party which shall interfere with the rights granted herein and with the full and free usage and arrangement of the Project by Istituto Marangoni and POLIMI Graduate School of Management and its successors.

In any case, the Participant undertakes to indemnify and hold Istituto Marangoni and POLIMI Graduate School of Management and its successors harmless with respect to every demand, claim, contestation or request, whether made or brought before the courts or otherwise, by third parties related to the Project and/or to the rights granted pursuant the article 8 and/or that are inconsistent with the representations, warranties and obligations that the Participant has provided herein or by law and/or may interfere with the full and free exploitation by Istituto Marangoni and POLIMI Graduate School of Management and its successors of the rights granted herein.

10. Information notice on personal data processing

Personal data (“Data”) collected in relation to participation in the Initiative will be registered in the database of Istituto Marangoni, controller of the treatment (“Data Controller”), pursuant to of the General European Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 27 April 2016 and related implementing legislation (hereinafter, jointly, the "Regulation").

Data of the Participants collected in relation to their participation in the Initiative will be processed by Data Controller for the following purposes:
(i) to enable Participants to submit their application and, if necessary, to subsequently provide further information useful and/or necessary for the assessment of their application;
(ii) for purposes related with and instrumental to the process of evaluating, reviewing and selecting of the validly submitted applications;
(iii) for the management of the participation in the Initiative, including sending requests for integration of the application, information materials, updates, communications and/or changes to the programme related to the Initiative itself; as well as for deciding and announcing winners;
(iv) to fulfil any obligation provided for by laws, regulations, Community rules, orders, prescriptions and/or requests made by the Judicial Authority or by any person authorized to do so under legal provisions and secondary legislation;
(v) to exercise the rights and protect the legitimate interests of the Data Controller, such as the right the right to legal defence.

The processing of the Data for the purposes indicated in points (i), (ii) and (iii) above shall be carried out by Data Controller for the purpose of execute Participants’ application, for the assessment and possible selection of the projects and - in the event of effective selection and confirmation - for announcing and proclaiming the winners and therefore does not require Participants’ express consent (pursuant to article 6.1 letter (b) of the Regulations). For such uses, the release of the data requested by Istituto Marangoni is indispensable and, therefore, failure to provide such Data will prevent Participants’ application from being examined and, consequently, their participation in the Initiative (pursuant to article 6.1, letter (b) of the GDPR).
Data processing for the purposes specified in points (iv) and (v) above is carried out to fulfil legal obligations, and therefore does not require Participants’ express consent (pursuant to article 6.1, letter (c) of the GDPR).

Participants’ Data shall be processed by means of manual, computer and electronic tools, in any case able to guarantee the security thereof and to avoid unauthorized access to the Data.

Participants’ Data and projects shall be communicated by Istituto Marangoni to third parties for the purposes of selecting and evaluating Projects within the scope of the Initiative. The release of Data for this purpose is necessary to participate in the Initiative.

Pursuant to the Regulation, those whose Data are collected as a result of the participation in the Initiative are entitled to: a) obtain information on the existence of the data and the purpose for which the Data is processed, the storage period and the persons to whom the Data is disclosed; b) obtain disclosure of the Data in a format in common use, readable by any automatic, interoperable device; c) object to some or all of the processing; d) obtain the update, correction, integration, limitation, deletion, blocking or transformation of the Data to an anonymous form. Istituto Marangoni also remind that Participants are entitled to contact the Data Protection Authority (Piazza di Monte Citorio, 121 – 00186 Rome RM) to assert Participants’ rights regarding the processing of the Data.
Participants may exercise the rights set forth above by means of a written request to be sent to the Data Protection Officer (so called DPO) Frareg S.r.l. - Viale Jenner 38, 20159 Milano MI – Italy, appointed by Data Controller, on email address who has been appointed by the Data Controller.

11.Use of personal data

Participants authorize Istituto Marangoni and POLIMI Graduate School of Management to use their Data and images, as well as to realize and acquire videos, photos, registrations and to consign their image through third parties and by any means and activity related to the Initiative within six months starting from the expiry of the Initiative. They grant to Istituto Marangoni and POLIMI Graduate School of Management the right of use the said “material” in the context of the publishing products under the direction of Istituto Marangoni and in the context of the institutional website and social networks of Istituto Marangoni and POLIMI Graduate School of Management and its successors.

12. Applicable law and jurisdiction

The Italian law will govern the Initiative and the relations between the Participants. Any dispute that may arise between the promoters and the Participants will be of exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Milan (Italy).

13. Exemption from the ministerial validation

Pursuant to the article 6, D.P.R. 430, dated 26/10/2001, this Initiative is not a prize competition or lottery: as a result, no ministerial authorization is needed.