You can be an individual or a team of up to 6 persons. You can be in any stage of innovation, including hatching an idea, bootstrapping, or just received investment.


     There is no geographic restriction on where the participant(s) is located. A team may consist of multiple participants collaborating from different areas in the world. 


      Participants Exclusion:


  • Current NECINA board members and senior volunteer officers are not allowed to participate in this competition.

  • Senior officers are those in the role as President, Vice President, Director and Co-Director. 


  • Any participant of any project that has already received an award from any other innovation challenge, business plan competition, or competition of any sort, in the past 12 months prior to November 1, 2020, is not eligible to participate.