Qualification and Judging Criteria
The competition is open to all KAUST community members, so if you are a student, postdoctoral fellow, professional, scientist, entrepreneur or anyone else and are 18 years or older with a vision of how to change the world, this is your chance!
Participants are challenged to shape their breakthrough into a simple 3-minute "elevator pitch" styled presentation and will be judged according to three criteria by the jury:
- The "breakthrough factor" which reflects the idea's originality, its potential to inspire others, and how practical the innovation is to implement.
- The jury will then look at the possible contributions the idea could make to progressing society, along with its relevance in the sense of addressing an existing or imminent problem.
- Finally, the third criterion relates to how effectively the participant delivered the presentation. This consideration measures how coherently the presenter was able to communicate to the audience and how well proof of their concept was shown.