2017 Student Invention Contest and Exhibits
The Technology Licensing Innovation Support Office (TLISO) & SSU – Innovation Technology Support Office (SSU-ITSO) in cooperation with the Center for Engineering Science and Technology Innovation (CESTI) and Center for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Research and Development (CFARRD) is to hold the first Student Invention Contest and Exhibits this September 5, 2017 at SSU grounds.
MECHANICS OF COMPETITION
- Background, subject and objectives of the competition
This activity aims to promote appreciation and application of locally-developed and socially-relevant intellectual properties and to support its development and commercialization.
To be eligible for the competition, a product or services must be able to submit the following requirements and meet the following criteria:
To be eligible for the competition , an intellectual property must be a patentable technology or subject matter, meeting the following criteria:
- Has been certified novel by way of a patent search conducted by an Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO);
- The products or services has commercial potential;
- Will solve an existing problem of society or contribute to the development of the local community; and
- Is environmentally sound and sustainable.
- Individuals or group of individuals must submit an accomplished registration form (download form by clicking this link), full paper,accompanied by a patent search report showing the novelty of the invention conducted by an ITSO or any proof of novelty and other materials (e.g. brochures, additional documents), if any, supporting their entry. All documents shall be contained in a sealed envelope upon submission to the TLISO located at the 2nd Floor, RDE Building.
- Individuals or group of individuals must submit a layout of their poster ready for printing. The following are the mechanics:
- Posters should be readable by viewers two meters away. The message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation.
- The figures and tables should cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Do not omit the text, but keep it brief.
- The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster should be natural, down the columns from left to right. Size attracts attention. Arrows, pointing hands, numbers, and letters can help clarify the sequence.
- Resist the temptation to overload the poster. More material may mean less communication.
- The poster should include name or title of research project, complete college/institution and contact nos./email.
- Poster size should be 3 feet width by 5 feet height.
- Deadline for submission of entries is 28 August, 2017.
- All completed entries submitted on or before 28 August 2017 will undergo a pre-screening evaluation to be conducted by TLISO.
- All completed entries that passed the pre-screening evaluation will be called on to make a presentation of their entries before the Panel of Judges. The panel of judges shall be composed of the following:
- 1 representative of the DOST;
- 1 representative/expert of Engineering and S&T ; and
- 1 representative/expert Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
- The panel of judges shall make their decisions based on the following selection criteria:
- Uniqueness and originality of intellectual property (20 points)
- Readiness for commercialization (40 points)
- Impact and benefits to society
- Environmental impact (10 points)
- Social impact (10 points)
- Demonstration/ presentation (20 points)
Total= 100 points
- Individuals or a group of individuals may submit multiple entries. The entries may be the work of the same people.
- Participation in the competition does not waive nor transfer the intellectual property rights of the owners. All persons involved in the judging and administration of the competition shall sign a non-disclosure statement to insure that there will be no prejudicial disclosure of the intellectual property yet to be filed for protection after the competition. However, titles of winning entries may be publicized.
- Entries submitted shall not be returned but all copies thereof shall be destroyed after the end of the competition.
- By participating in the competition, individuals or group of individuals unreservedly accept all the rules and mechanics of this competition.
- If the winning entry is an entry from an individual or group of individuals within or in collaboration with schools, universities, RDIs or HEIs, the institution and the individual or group of individuals of the winning entry, will share the cash prizes based on their existing IP policy or collaboration arrangement.
- Submission of entries: August 15 – 28, 2017
- Pre-screening and evaluation by TLISO: August 20-29, 2017
- Acceptance Notification: August 25-30, 2017
- Presentation, final judging, and announcement of Winners: September 5, 2017 .
- Presentation Guidelines
- Contestants with qualified entries will be asked to present before the Panel of Judges.
- Contestants will be given fifteen (15) minutes to present their intellectual properties to the Panel of Judges.
- The Panel of Judges may raise questions after the presentation.
- Allotted time for presentations will be strictly implemented.
- In preparing the presentation, contestants must focus on highlighting the following:
- Brief description of the intellectual property
- Creative breakthrough of the intellectual property which includes the advantages over existing technology
- Commercial viability of the intellectual property focusing on the potential earnings which may be generated from commercializing the intellectual property
- Social and environmental impact of the intellectual property
- Timeline for the intellectual property and the prospects the contestants envision on its progress (i.e. commercialization needs, future collaborations, target goals, etc.)