Teams will need to submit their apps on my.technovationchallenge.org by April 19th, 2021, at 23:59 UTC.
Generally, judging takes place either a) online via Online Judging or b) in-person via Regional Pitch Events. Due to COVID-19, all Round 1 judging will take place online from April 22-May 25, 2021.
- Online judging - Teams participating virtually will be judged online, grouped by division. Their submissions will be scored by a panel of online judges from around the world. Teams in locations with RPEs can also choose this style of judging instead of event attendance.
- Note: RPEs are cancelled due to COVID-19. Regional Pitch Events (RPEs, only in certain locations) - Local RPEs will appear on teams’ dashboards. At RPEs, teams will have the opportunity to pitch live to a panel of judges - the top scoring teams will advance to semifinals. If you have questions about whether your team can participate in an RPE, you can consult your mentor or your Regional Ambassador. Learn more about RPEs here.
Round 2: Semifinals
The top-scoring teams from Round 1 of judging will advance to the Semifinals. We will announce the Semifinalists mid-June. All Semifinalists will go through another round of online judging.
From these teams, judges will select 12 finalist teams (6 teams in each division) and 10 regional winners. Finalist teams are invited to the World Summit. Learn more about our awards here.