CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Destination Imagination (DI), a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), arts and social entrepreneurship challenges, is expanding strategic partnership opportunities for companies and organizations seeking to inspire the next generation of innovators and leaders. A partnership with DI provides organizations the opportunity to network at Global Finals 2016 with other prestigious organizations, engage with students from more than 15 countries, and gain international visibility through DI's publicity and promotional materials.
"Global Finals is the perfect opportunity for companies and industry professionals to interact with 9,500 of the most creative students in the world," said Dr. Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination. "Our participants are eager to learn about new, creative technologies that are changing our worlds and we want to be able to connect them with global though-leaders and trailblazers to show them how far their imaginations, creativity and skills can take them."
Organizations such as NASA, 3M, Michigan Tech, Tennessee Valley Authority, Vizitech, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space will participate in the 2016 event as partners. During events such as the Innovation Expo, sponsors and exhibitors were able to work one-on-one with students, collaborating on strategies and solutions for hands-on activities. The levels of sponsorship vary and range from Team Challenge sponsorship to Innovation Expo exhibit space to logo placement on event materials.
Global Finals is the world's largest celebration of student creativity, with more than 1,400 of the top-tiered Destination Imagination teams showcasing their innovative solutions over the four-day event. For more information about Global Finals and how to participate as a sponsor or donor, visit http://globalfinals.org.
About Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-led non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. The most popular education offering is the Challenge Program, where student teams solve open-ended STEM, arts and service learning Challenges and present their solutions to trained Appraisers. Founded in 1982, Destination Imagination has impacted more than 1.5 million students. To learn more, please visit http://destinationimagination.org.
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