TERMS, CONDITIONS & GUIDELINES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS :

1. Entry is OPEN to academic staff, non-academic staff, and students from local universities, polytechnic, institutes, colleges, and schools locally and internationally.

2. Entry is limited to FIVE (5) members per team.

3. Submission is either in Bahasa Melayu or English only.

4. All registrations must be completed ONLINE and the competition is carried out virtually.

5. Participants are encouraged to compete in the COMBO PACKAGE entry, where they can choose either Innovation, Invention or Design category, in addition to Product Pitching.

6. Only registrations with PAID FEES will be processed and officially recognized as participants of the competition.

7. Duration of video submission is STRICTLY LIMITED TO FIVE (5) MINUTES ONLY and the maximum capacity of the overall submission material is 1 GIGABYTE (1GB) .

8. Collaborative efforts with industries without Intellectual Property (IP) infringement are encouraged.

9. The organizers have the right to reject any entries if deemed unsuitable for the competition.

10. The dateline for submission is by 5pm, 15 NOVEMBER 2020.



GUIDELINES

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INVENTION, INNOVATION AND DESIGN CATEGORIES


REGISTRATION/ ENTRY GUIDELINES

As a participant, please make sure that you do the followings:

  1. Complete the registration process by filling up an Online Entry Form. Please go to Register on this website to complete your registration.

  2. Make payment based on your entry category. Fee information is available under the tab Fees. Upload your proof of payment via the Register tab.

  3. Prepare an abstract (300 words or less) and upload your abstract via the Register tab on this website.

  4. Prepare a video presentation (a maximum duration of five minutes) of your product and upload the video via the Register tab on this website.

These are the recommended documents to be shared in your video presentation:

i. Poster (recommended but NOT a requirement of participation)

ii. Supporting documents (eg. MyIPO/ Testimonies/etc.) (if applicable)

iii. Empirical evidence (eg. findings based on research that you have carried out measuring the effectiveness or aspect(s) of your product)

(if applicable)

  • If your entry is based on an intangible product (such as an idea, conceptual framework, process, etc.) we recommend that you prepare a visual document to showcase how your idea works. This could be in a form of a flow chart, infographic, process etc. and make sure to integrate this as part of your video presentation (present screen during your video presentation).


ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

  1. Abstract must be in ONE (1) paragraph only with 300 words or less.

  2. Abstract must be free of grammatical mistakes.

  3. An effective abstract should contain the following information:

i. Background

ii. Problem Statement(s)

iii. Objective(s)

iv. Novelty

v. Benefits to Society


VIDEO GUIDELINES

Video presentation MUST NOT EXCEED FIVE (5) minutes.

Participants are encouraged to structure their presentation according to the following format:

i. ​ Project name

ii. Leader, Project Member(s) & Institution

iii. Brief Introduction/Background

iv. Problem Statement(s)

v. Objectives

vi. Novelty

vii. Benefits to intended users and society

viii. Commercialization potentials

ix. Awards/recognition received (if applicable)

Of course, creativity is a plus point as it helps to make your video stands out. Remember, this is a competition.


Please make sure that the video has:

  1. clear sound and lighting

  2. minimum background noise

  3. a maximum duration of five (5) minutes.


POSTER GUIDELINES (FOR INVENTION, INNOVATION AND DESIGN CATEGORIES)

Please note that the use of poster for Invention, Innovation and Design categories is encouraged but NOT a requirement.

Poster should be in a soft copy and integrated as part of the video presentation (for example, if you are using Google Meet, then share screen and present this poster while you are presenting).

Please adhere to the iVEDIIC2020 format as below :

  1. ​Project name

  2. Leader, Project Members & Institution

  3. Brief Introduction/Background

  4. Problem Statement(s)

  5. Objectives

  6. Novelty

  7. Benefits to users and society

  8. Commercialization potentials

  9. Awards/recognition received (if applicable)


SUBMISSION

Submission can be done via this website. Please click the Registration tab and complete your submission by dropping your file in the designated folder.

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PRODUCT PITCHING CATEGORY


REGISTRATION/ ENTRY GUIDELINES

To participate, the following should be submitted:

  1. Complete the registration process by filling up an Online Entry Form. Please go to Register on this website to complete your registration.

  2. Make payment based on your entry category. Fee information is available under the tab Fees. Upload your proof of payment via the Register tab.

  3. Prepare an abstract (150 words or less) and upload your abstract via the Register tab on this website.

  4. Prepare your pitching video (a maximum duration of five minutes) of your product and upload the video via the Register tab on this website.

These are the recommended documents to be included in your product pitching.

i. Supporting documents (eg. MyIPO/ Testimonies/etc.) (if applicable)

ii Empirical evidence (eg. findings based on research that you have carried out measuring the effectiveness or aspect(s) of your product)

(if applicable)

  • If your pitch is based on an intangible product (such as an idea, conceptual framework, process, etc.) we recommend that you prepare a visual document to showcase how your idea works. This could be in a form of a flow chart, infographic, process etc. and make sure to integrate this in your pitching video.

  • Please note that product pitching and the video preparation for Invention, Innovation and Design categories should be developed based on different objective and aspiration. The video presentation for Invention, Innovation and Design categories should aim towards describing your products, and in doing so, emphasizing the benefits and contributions of your products. On the other hand, product pitching should gear towards making your product/idea appeals to a targeted audience.


VIDEO GUIDELINES

Participants are required to present their product according to the structure below:

i. Demands/Needs: How does your product meet the current demands/needs?

ii. Uniqueness & Niche : In what ways your product is different and/or unique?

iii. Approach: What innovative and compelling approach have you utilized in your product development?

iv. Benefits/Solution: What are the benefits of your product?/Does the product solve any particular issues or needs?

v. Research Evidence (if applicable): Is your product backed by empirical data to prove its effectiveness? Be sure to include this evidence in your pitch.


ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

  1. Abstract must be in ONE (1) paragraph only no longer than 150 words.

  2. Abstract must be free of grammatical mistakes.

  3. An effective abstract for product pitching category should align with the video content. Hence, your abstract should consist of a brief statement summarizing the following points:

i. Demands/Needs: How does your product meet the current demands/needs?

ii. Uniqueness & Niche : In what ways your product is different and/or unique?

iii. Approach: What innovative and compelling approach have you utilized in your product development?

iv. Benefits/Solution: What are the benefits of your product?/Does the product solve any particular issues or needs?

v. Research Evidence (if applicable): Is your product backed by empirical data? Be sure to include this evidence in your abstract.


SUBMISSION

Submission can be done via this website. Please click the Registration tab and complete your submission by dropping your file in the designated folder.


JUDGING CRITERIA

  1. A panel of judges will be appointed to evaluate the submissions for the competition.

  2. Your product will be judged based on the following criteria:

    • Novelty

This is to ensure the originality and ingenuity of the product.

    • Commercial value

This is to ensure the IP ownership steps are taken, the marketability of the product in terms of profitability.

    • Social responsibility

This includes the practicality and usage of the product for the benefit of the community and its ability to enhance better and more comfortable living.

    • Overall design, display and packaging of the product

This includes the attractiveness of the product in terms of the selection of its name, colour, practicality, user friendliness, packaging etc.

    • Video presentation

i. The presentation should be brief, clear and concise

ii. A maximum of 5-minute video presentation

    • The judges' decision is final, and no disputes or appeals will be entertained.