Feedback and Championship Presentation Guidelines
In the feedback and championship presentations, the teams present a ten-minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of questions from the judging panel. The presentations expand on the information provided in the written submissions. The teams are asked to address the current state of the technology and the feasibility of developing it for the suggested application, potential market barriers, competitive advantage, and whether there is a window of opportunity in the market for success of the idea. The feedback presentation is an opportunity to gain helpful feedback on presentation style, format, content, and structure. The feedback presentations are a fundamental element of the competition that has been shown to result in significant improvements in participants’ presentations.
The opening of the presentation should capture the audience's attention and clearly convey the opportunity underlying the product or service idea while previewing the presentation for the listeners. Visuals should be simple, clear, and effective with good use of tables and charts. The presentation should be delivered with enthusiasm, confidence, and focus and should be closed strongly. Lastly, the question and answer session is important. The team should attempt to clearly address the evaluation panel's questions in a concise and informative manner.
These notes offer guidance on how to plan, prepare, and deliver the competition's presentation. (Contributed by Dr. Barbara Fossum, IC2 Institute)
View past presentations in the Competition Archives.