Jury & Criteria

Jury criteria

Each jury group will evaluate your solution based on these six criteria. The jury criteria are equally important in the evaluation. The jury criteria are the same for all 7 challenge categories.

Comprehensibility – Comprehensibility of the solution proposal’s value proposition and main use case

  • Is it easy to understand the solution?
  • Is it easy to understand how the solution works and how it will be implemented to solve the challenge? 
  • How well detailed is the description of the solution? 
  • Does it include an understanding of the key stakeholders and ecosystems that are relevant to the realisation of the solution?
  • Will the end users of the solution understand it too, or do they need special skills to take part of it or use it?


Realisability – Realisability of the solution from its current idea stage to implemented solution, used by its intended users in its problem context

  • How realistic is the time plan?
  • Does the solution have access to all the needed data (if applicable)? 
  • How well are potential risks calculated for?
  • How soon can the solution be available to the intended users?
  • Is the technology mature enough (if applicable)?
  • Can a minimum viable product be created within 3 months?
  • Can a proof of concept be created within 6 months?


Innovativeness – Innovativeness of the idea behind the solution, as well as the intended technology to be used in an implementation of the solution (if applicable). 

  • In what way is this solution innovative?
  • Are there existing or similar solutions?
  • How does the solution differ from any existing solutions?


Scalability – Scalability of the solution if it is implemented and realized.

  • How many are experiencing the problem that this solution is intended to solve (if applicable)?
  • How well does this solution scale?


Solving the SDGs – Does this solution correlate to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and how well does it solve the challenge it is intended to address.

  • How well does the solution correlate to the SDGs?
  • In what respect does the solution solve one or more of the SDGs? 
  • How many in the solutions target audience would experience an improvement and how extensive would that improvement be?


Team – Team structure, functionality, adaptability and potential to scale a solution successfully

  • How well is the team suited to realize the solution?
  • Has the team reflected on any additional needs in the team structure to realize the solution?
  • Are the members of this team motivated to invest time and energy to realize this solution?

Challenge Category juries

Water

Ian Edgar - Head Jury Member
LinkedIn
Head of Learning and Partnerships
Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park
Edurne Gil de San Vicente
LinkedIn
Program Director
Water Alliance
Cecilia Braidy
LinkedIn
Deputy Director
Water Alliance UAE
Jed Sundwall
LinkedIn
AWS Sustainability Business Development Global Lead
Amazon Web Services

Partnership

Johan Hammarlund
LinkedIn
Collaborative Foresight Advisor
Kairos Future
Ege Palaz
LinkedIn
Communications Manager / Innovation Lab
ChromaWay
Samuel Ekne
LinkedIn
Unity & Java/Kotlin Developer
ChromaWay
Mark Hooley
LinkedIn
Founder
CollabMaker
Natalia Hartog
LinkedIn
CEO of The Will and Vice President of Swedcham Chile
The Will
Per Braun
LinkedIn
Cyber Security Expert and Entrepreneur
United Blue Light
Brighton Kaoma - Head Jury Member
LinkedIn
Global Director
UN SDSN Youth

Environment

Madeleine Thun
LinkedIn
Innovation and Business Excellence Director
AstraZeneca
Heidi Solba
LinkedIn
President and Head of Global Network
Let's Do It World NGO
Anneli Ohvril
LinkedIn
Executive Director
Let's Do It World NGO
Peter Andersson
LinkedIn
Innovation manager
Sandbacka Science Park
Nidal AlBasha - Head Jury Member
LinkedIn
Digital Innovation Leader MENA Region Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services
Helena Johnzon Dahl
LinkedIn
Marketing Manager
Peace Parks Foundation Sweden

Health

Alisa Komarova
LinkedIn
Fintech expert
ChromAway
Ian Soh
LinkedIn
Founder
MoreViralThanTheVirus
Kolawole Olubankole Okuboyejo
LinkedIn
Account Manager - Partnerships
Ambitious Africa
Suzanne Håkansson - Head Jury Member
LinkedIn
Senior Director Government Affairs Europe and NoBa
AstraZeneca AB
Mikaela Annerling Swahn
LinkedIn
Regional Director
Swecare Foundation

Human Rights

Maria Jose Segura
LinkedIn
Community and Hacks Lead
UNLEASH
Shanti Ingeström
LinkedIn
Child Rights Officer
UNICEF Sweden
Pernilla Baralt - Head Jury Member
LinkedIn
Executive Director
UNICEF Sweden
Linnea Gibbs
LinkedIn
Project Leader
Sandbacka Science Park

Sustainable Society

Charlotte Kalin
LinkedIn
Chief Executive Officer
Make Trade
Anna-Maija Sunnanmark
LinkedIn
Head of program
Nordic Innovation
Svein Berg - Head Jury Member
LinkedIn
Managing Director
Nordic Innovation
Rishabh Banga
LinkedIn
Advisory Board Member
Hacker's Tribe Foundation
Anthony Mccarrick
LinkedIn
Digital Strategist
Sodertalje Municipality

Education

Barry O'Brien
LinkedIn
Sweden Lead/ Head of Communication
Tech Nordic Advocates
Zeynep Erdal - Head Jury Member
LinkedIn
Founder & Managing Director
Wovid Diaries
Disa Jernudd
LinkedIn
Secretary General
Kodcentrum