The Global Innovation Challenge (G.I.C.) is an annual challenge designed to provide K-12 students from around the world a place to share, compete and be celebrated for their brilliant Ideas, Apps, and Prototypes.

STEPS TO G.I.C


1

DEVELOP YOUR IDEA, APP, OR PROTOTYPE

  • Keep a logbook, journal or diary documenting your innovation journey
  • Brainstorm and then decide on a problem you would like to solve
  • Conduct research
  • Outline your idea, create your app, or build a prototype
  • Design a potential solution to your problem – test and retest your solution

Ideas

Apps

Prototypes

The innovation is a detailed design of a future App, Prototype, Program or Organization, created with words, pictures, calculations, plans on paper or electronically. There may be a physical display model, but the model has no functionality.

The innovation consists of an application or software program strictly on a microcontroller, computer, tablet, phone, or other electronic device, that does not extend beyond the device.

The innovation is a tangible device or product that has been constructed and has some of the functions and capabilities that it might need to be actually used in the real world. It does have the ability to perform at least some of the functions it is intended to do.

2

PREPARE TO MARKET YOUR IDEA, APP OR PROTOTYPE

Research prospective markets for your idea, app, or prototype

Determine why users would want your idea, app, or prototype

Name your solution

Practice your live presentation showcasing your project

3

REGISTER FOR THE GLOBAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Registration will be open on 15 May

Create a presentation of no longer than 6 slides detailing your innovative process as well as your idea, app, or prototype

Create an image for your idea, app, or prototype:

  • Idea: a blueprint, diagram, illustration, or outline of idea saved as a PDF
  • App: screenshot(s) of a portion of your code as well as screenshot(s) of your user interface
  • Prototype: picture(s) that show the critical pieces

Sign up through your InventFuture.Global Organization:

  • Submit your registration.
  • The team will be in a Judging Circle based on the age of the oldest member of the team

Eligibility


Be in grades K-12 (or the equivalent)

Register as an individual or team of up to three

Have qualified to advance to the G.I.C. from an InventFuture.Global member organization

Judging Rubric


INNOVATION PROCESS

  • Identify & Understand Problem
  • Identing & Brainstorming
  • Designing & Building
  • Testing &Refining

INNOVATION IMPACT

  • Market Potential
  • Value Proposition
  • Originality
  • Social Value

COMMUNICATION

  • Outline of the Innovation Project
  • Presentation Slide Set
  • Logbook/Journal/Diary
  • Live Presentation
  • Q&A

Saturday 25 September

Live, on-line Judging Circles

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Saturday 2 October

Awards Ceremony and Celebration

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