Presentation Guidelines

The presentations will be 10 minutes in length followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. Questions come from judges only. The team can have any number of presenters (from 1 speaker to all team members speaking); however all team members must participate in the question and answer session.

Dry Run Presentations and Feedback Session

Shortly before the competition, teams are required to present to a panel of faculty, community leaders, and I2P® organizers. This is an opportunity to gain helpful feedback on presentation style, format, and structure. The practice presentations are a fundamental element of the competition that have been shown to result in significant improvements in participants’ presentations.

Semi-final and Final Presentation Guidelines

In the semi-final and final rounds, the presentation structure remains the same: a 10 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of questions from a panel of judges consisting of faculty and community leaders. 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.

Presentation Pointers

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 slides and 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 .



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