Competition Format: NEW!
Each team will present their innovations in 10-minute presentations to panels of judges.The judges will then have an opportunity to ask questions for up to 15 minutes.Questions may be asked by the judges only.With about 5 minutes for transition, each team will have a 30-minute session.After the championship rounds the judges will adjourn to the Judges Room to deliberate the awards for their session.
As last year the I2P® Global Competition will feature three stages: feedback rounds, themed championship rounds, and a technology showcase and networking session.
However, this year, all teams will be divided into one of three streams for the feedback and championship rounds. The streams are themed into an ICT stream, an Energy stream, and one Life Science stream. The jurys will be adapted to each of these streams.
1) The feedback rounds provide each team an opportunity to learn from a live presentation. The feedback judges have been selected to fill a dual role. They will ask questions related to the judging criteria and also provide suggestions for how the team can improve the concepts of their innovation and their presentation. Based on the observation of previous competitions, the improvement in team presentations after the feedback session is often very extensive. Teams during the previous I2P® Global Competitions reported spending an average of 6 hours and as many as 12 hours refining their presentations after the feedback sessions.
2) This year the competition will again feature three championship rounds organized into tracks. The tracks are, as mentioned above, themed and focused on ICT, Energy and Life-Science. There will be a new set of judges evaluating the teams for the championship rounds and cash awards will be presented for first, second, and third place in each championship track. The director of the Idea to Product Program will determine which and if any of the three first place championship round winners will be invited to compete in the Global Venture Labs Investment competition.
3) The technology showcase and networking session will follow the championship rounds. Students can showcase their technologies in various formats: a poster, a prototype, or a video demonstration. This gives students a chance to socialize with other students, judges and advisors while presenting and learning about all of the competing technologies. An award will be given for the best showcase.