For further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 15 May 31, 2022 at 23:59 (GMT -5 hours)
There is no cost for submission.
Teams of 2-5 individuals over 16 years old attending high school or tertiary institutions in CARICOM territories.
No, individuals can only be members of one team.
Yes, mentors can supervise up to three different teams.
Yes, teams may consist of any combination of secondary or tertiary students (undergraduate and/or graduate students ).
A team will be classified based on the team member at the highest level. For example, a team consisting of 1 tertiary student and 4 secondary level students will be regarded as a tertiary level team.
Yes, all members need to be present virtually for the second round on July 15, 2022, and if shortlisted as a finalist, present at the FORECAST conference on August 12, 2022.
No. Edits can be made to your submission before the deadline. After the deadline, edits will not be allowed.
Teams qualified for the second round will be informed by email to the team contact person by June 17, 2022. Selected teams must submit a 5-minute video presentation of their innovation by July 8, 2022, and attend a virtual judging day on July 15, 2022.
Teams qualified for the final round will be informed via an email to the team contact person by July 14, 2022.
Barbados: Section 8(3)(a) of the Barbados Patents Act provides an exception to Novelty if an invention is disclosed to the public outside of 12 months. This means that any inventor has 12 months from the date of the conference to apply for a patent, failing which the invention will not be patentable for want of novelty.
Contact the intellectual property office in your country. Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) email@example.com (876)946-1300.
No concepts are also accepted. There will be different judging criteria for concepts and prototypes/products.
The first round of submissions will be judged by the GIC committee members. The second and final rounds will be judged by a panel of experts.
The winners will be announced on August 12, 2022, during the Grand Innovation Challenge Session at the FORECAST 2022 conference.
Enter via the conference website – https://www.forecastconference.org.jm/grand-innovation-challenge. Click on the "Register for the Challenge Now" button and fill out the entry form.
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