FAQ

What are the OSCAR&PAUL Battlweeks?
What are the OSCAR&PAUL Battlweeks?

The OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks is a 4-week digital event taking place from 06 August until 06 September 2021. OSCAR&PAUL is challenging you and other international top talents to work together to identify trend fields within FMCG industry for the next years and suggest brand concepts and product solutions.

What is the goal of the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks?
What is the goal of the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks?

The goal of the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks is to identify trends as early as possible or even set them in order to offer the most relevant products/ services to our consumers.

Who can apply?
Who can apply?

Everybody with an interest in learning new things, overstepping boundaries, and the mindset to break the norm can apply for the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks. We are reaching out to data heros, R&D scientists, marketing aces, design specialists, and visionary enterpreneurs. You must be 18 years of age or older.

How do I apply?
How do I apply?

Go to Apply now

Is there an application deadline?
Is there an application deadline?

Yes, the application deadline is on the July 23th, 2021.

Can we apply as a team at the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks?
Can we apply as a team at the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks?

You already have a team set up? That's great, just make sure you are not more than 6 people! Also each one has to submit the application and enter the same team name during the application process.

What if I don't have a team yet?
What if I don't have a team yet?

No worries, we will make sure to support you in searching for the right team mates, so you can get to work immediately.

What are the selection criteria during the application process?
What are the selection criteria during the application process?

We are looking for those who have the best fit to the profiles which are described on our website: Data heros, R&D scientists, Marketing aces, Design specialists, and Visionary enterpreneurs. You don't have to be enrolled in an university nor employed in a company.

Where will the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks take place?
Where will the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks take place?

The event will take place completely online on Microsoft Teams provided by Beiersdorf. You will receive an invitation link and further information as soon as you have been selected as participant.

Are there any costs involved in the participation?
Are there any costs involved in the participation?

No, the event is completely free.

What can my team win?
What can my team win?

The star prize is a trip to the NX Accelerator located in Seoul, South Korea. Further high-class prizes for the runner-up teams will be announced shortly.

I'm not available 24/7. Can I still participate in the Battleweeks?
I'm not available 24/7. Can I still participate in the Battleweeks?

No problem, all the important events within the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks are already posted on the website and they will take place between 9am and 6pm CEST, but if you cannot join the live events, we will also provide you with the recordings. When it comes to the group work, you are free to decide with your teammates at which times you can and want to work on the projects.

Which results are expected from me and my team colleagues?
Which results are expected from me and my team colleagues?

OSCAR&PAUL expects you and your team mates to hand in the trend fields which you identified through Data-/ information-/ insight-based evaluation and your proposal for winning concepts and solutions for the most promising trend field.

How do I make most out of the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks?
How do I make most out of the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks?

You should make sure to stay updated as much as possible. You can take part in the inspirational talks with leading experts in their respective domain to gain knowledge on business and innovation. You will also have a weekly session with OSCAR&PAUL for active discussion and feedbacks on your work. If you have questions or problems you are struggling with, please do not hesitate to ask one of our mentors.

What else will I take away from the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks?
What else will I take away from the OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks?

You have the opportunity to network and compete with international top talents of all areas while getting coached by hackathon and business experts. You can establish important contacts to senior managers from OSCAR&PAUL and Beiersdorf. The trend fields and brand solutions you suggest can become the next generation skin care solution.

Who owns the idea developed during the event and the IP?
Who owns the idea developed during the event and the IP?

Please understand, you are taking part in crucial parts of Beiersdorf's strategic development. Therefore, the rights of the solutions developed during the Battleweeks will remain with OSCAR&PAUL and the Beiersdorf AG.

Who are the organisers?
Who are the organisers?

Beiersdorf AG is a leading provider of innovative, high-quality skin care products with over 135 years of experience. Millions of people around the world choose the Beiersdorf brands including Nivea, Eucerin, Hansaplast/Elastoplast and La Prairie every day for their innovative, high-quality products. Learn more about us.

Oscar & Paul is a business unit within Beiersdorf which is working as an innovation cell for new business models and corporate indie brands. With the mindset of a startup, Oscar & Paul create brands that meet today's skin care consumer demands for authenticity, usefulness, and speed. Learn more about us.

The Hackathon Company makes hands-on digitalization happen. We stand for an attractive innovation experience, both for talents & corporates. Learn more about us.

If I have any further questions, who can I contact?
If I have any further questions, who can I contact?

Contact battleweeks@Beiersdorf.com