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Economist Innovation Competition 2016 

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About Innovation Competition

  • Economist Innovation Competition is all about the candidates who have to submit video entries to share their big ideas how to make large businesses more innovative.
    • As part of the Economist Innovation Awards & Summit 2016, The Economist in collaboration with Economist Events is hosting an Innovation Competition 2016 
  • Innovation Awards & Summit 2016 has been scheduled to be conducted at JW Marriott Hong Kong on September 6, 2016

Topics of Economist Innovation Competition 2016

  • China’s innovation economy
  • Has Chinese innovation leapfrogged the rest?
  • China: Global innovation hub?
  • Measuring innovation: What’s in a ranking?
  • The clash of ideologies: Does government-led innovation work?
  • Can innovation save China’s economy

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Innovation Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global
Class/ Age Open to All

Nationality: People of all Nationalities are eligible to participate

Age: Age no Bar

Innovation Competition Reward

  • Complimentary Pass: One complimentary pass worth USD 1,800 to attend The Innovation Awards & Summit, Hong Kong, on September 6, 2016.
  • Flight Tickets: One economy return flight ticket from your country to Hong Kong and two nights' hotel accommodation in Hong Kong
  • Exciting Prizes: A special product package provided by Huawei

Innovation Competition Application form and Process

  • To participate in the contest candidates have to submit a one minute video OR 200-word text explaining their innovative idea.
  • Candidates also have to fill in the Application Form available at the official website.
  • Only one entry per person is permitted

Specifications of the video to be uploaded

  • Size: Less than 30MB
  • Formats: MPEG-4, MPEG, WMV, AVI, MKV, MOV, FLV
  • The video needs to be in English.
  • Duration: 1 minute

Innovation Competition Selection Process

Candidates will be selected on the following basis:

  • Entrants must be individuals.
  • Originality, vision, relevancy and presentation style
  • Practicality and solution-driven approach
  • Clearly addressing the question: What is your one big idea on how to make large businesses more innovative in one-minute video

Judging Process

  • The Economist will review all submissions and check whether they meet the prescribed specifications.
  • Three finalists will be selected by the judges and their videos will be showcased on the Innovation Summit website.
  • One final winner will be awarded the prize.

Innovation Competition Contact Details

For queries e-mail- yvonnelau@economist.com 

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