Judging Criteria

What we’re trying to achieve:

 

 

The successful 10 finalists will be those that best meet the judging criteria outlined below.

Criterion 1: INNOVATION

We’re looking for new ideas or adaptations and/or new interpretations of a solution.

Before submitting an idea, teams are advised to think about:

  • Are there any similar products available?
  • If there are similar products, how does your idea differ from others?

Criterion 2: THEME

Articulation of problem and how the idea is addressing the issue.

Before submitting an idea, teams are advised to think about:

  • What health issue are you trying to tackle with your idea?
  • How is your idea solving or helping to solve the issue?

Criterion 3: USE OF DATA

What data was intended to/was used, why and how, how the data will be collected.

 

Before submitting an idea, teams are advised to think about:

  • What data will you need to make your idea work?
  • How can you access the data?

Criterion 4: TURNING IDEA TO REALITY

Clear planning process, research and experimentation to progress the solution from idea to reality; use of IBM resources.

Before submitting an idea, teams are advised to think about:

  • What does it take to turn idea into reality?
  • How can you use the support from IBM to make your idea real?

Criterion 5:  APPLICATION TO THE REAL WORLD

How will it be made; Costs for production/ prototyping; Who would use it; Market potential; Usability, Design.

Before submitting an idea, teams are advised to think about:

  • How will your product be made? What materials do you need to make it?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Who are likely to use it?
  • How can you ensure that people will use your product?

Criterion 6: TEAMWORK 
Assigning roles; recognition and progression of skills.

Before submitting an idea, teams are advised to think about:

  • How will the work be shared among team members?
  • What responsibilities each team member will have?
  • How often your team will meet to progress the idea?

Criterion 7: COMMUNICATION 
Marketing and promotion of the idea.

Before submitting an idea, teams are advised to think about:

  • What are communication tools for advertising a new product?
  • Which communication tool will work best to reach your target audience?
  • What message would you like to pass to attract potential buyers?