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Challenge FAQ

More questions? contact us at sactinnovationhub@act.nato.int


 

Who can participate?

Anyone can individually register for the challenge. Each member of a team has to register individually

 

How to participate?

Between 15 Aug and 15 Sep Create an account at InnovationHub-act.org and check the box “join the Innovation Challenge”
or, if you have already an account, send an email to the organizers at information@innovationhub-act.org

 

How to ask questions about the challenge topics?

Ask topic related questions through the forum or send an email at IChallContact@innovationhub-act.org

 

How to ask questions about the challenge organization?

Ask organization related questions through the Organization Related Questions or send an email at Information@Innovationhub-act.org

 

How to build a team?

Contact participants who you would like to join your team through the forums.
Agree on who will be part of the team supporting one solution idea
Name the team
The team becomes official when it submits an abstract.

 

How to join a team?

Respond to the  “Solution Ideas” you would like to team up for.

 

Can I be on multiple teams?

No. You can only be on one Abstract submitting team.

 

How to submit an abstract or a solution proposal?

To submit bigger file contact us at the same address.

 

After submitting an abstract or a solution proposal can I still edit it?

You can replace a submitted abstract/solution with another version until the close out date. Just mention this in the email.

 

Can I make multiple submission?

A team can submit more than one Abstract/Solution.

 

How can I check the status of my submission?

You will receive an email acknowledging the submission.

 

How to pitch onsite?

When preselected, the team will choose how to pitch (onsite or online)
Onsite Pitching will happen on 27 Oct at Old Domion University, Norfolk Virginia.
An organizer will coordinate the details with your team leader.

 

How to pitch online?

When preselected, the team will choose how to pitch (onsite or online)
Online pitiching will happen on 27 Oct
A technology and connectivity test will be run some days in advance.
An organizer will coordinate the details with your team leader.

 

What about the Intellectual Property?

Refer to the Participant Agreement.

 

What are the judging critera?

Solutions will be scored against:

  • Potential impact of proposed solution on challenge topics
  • Customer validation for proposed solution
  • Innovativeness
  • Level of demonstration of proposed solution
  • Viability of bringing the solution to market