Time Frame

      The competition is a 7-month competition from November 2020 to June 2021. Registration starts on November1, 2020 and ends on March 31, 2021.


     Once registered, you have until May 31, 2021 to submit the detailed innovation plan or concept according to the deliverable standards determined by the organizer. There will be two online mentorship sessions for participates on May 5, 2021 and May 11, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm.


      The due date for all teams to submit final deliverables including a 5-minute video and other supplementary materials is May 31, 2021. Judges will review submitted deliverables and vote 10 teams out of 26 submissions on June 15, 2021, the semi-final due date. 

      The online final award pitch session will be held on June 25, 2021, from 7pm to 9:30pm. We will have 10 selected teams presenting on the final pitch session, and 4-6 judges will select 3 of them for the final awards.

      The award ceremony will be held on June 26, 2021 as part of NECINA annual meeting and the 25th year anniversary, which will be a public event, and everyone is welcome to join.