• Panel of Judges will consist of experts from both academia (majority of judges from outside of host institution) and industry. Each team of judges need to have equal number of judges from academia and industry. It is highly recommended to have 3 to 4 teams of judges with 4 members in each team – 2 judges from industry and 2 judges from academia in each team
  • Top five projects must be reviewed by DICE Agriculture and Food Sciences Chair US before finalizing the top 3 winners.
  • Project scoring will have following distribution:
  1.   Degree of Innovation (20%)
  2. Potential Impact on local industry and economy (20%)
  3. Readiness for commercialization (prototype, business plan) (50%)

The innovative projects may be from any of the following thematic areas:

  • Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • Agribusiness & Economics
  • ICT and Computer Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology