In the presentations, the teams present a 10-minute presentation to the panel 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. 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 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.
View past presentations in the Competition Archives, at www.ideatoproduct.org/global