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• The CIC will accept projects to be submitted in English during Phase 1. Teams qualifying for Phase 2: CIC Finals must present copies of their written business model in English.

• Finalists that compete for the CIC Award must make their live presentation in English. Simultaneous translations/ interpretations will not be allowed. 

• Judges will not evaluate grammar in the presentation but focus instead on the overall quality of the business plan.  

• The CIC Finals, Awards Ceremony and Related events will also be developed in English.