“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

― Harry S. Truman
Judging Panel

Meet Our Judges


Dr Miranda Lou

Executive Vice President, PolyU, Hong Kong

Mr Phạm Văn Anh, Harry

Founder - President of ECO Vietnam Group, Vietnam

Prof. Ying CHAU

Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, HKUST, Hong Kong

Mr Altus Bisschoff

Mechanical Engineer, Exxaro Resources, South Africa

Mr Vatanak Serey Vong

Project Coordinator, Living Water Farm, Cambodia

Mr. Stephen Krak (Steve)

Coordinator and Design Thinking Coach, Red Frame Lab, Denison University, USA

Judging Criteria


  • Does the service or product solve an ongoing or anticipated problem in the chosen track?
  • Is it a service or product people would actually use to fulfill a real need?
  • Does the service or product have a potential for widespread impact on the chosen track? Does the team provide a way to evaluate this?


  • Does the team do something entirely novel?
  • Does the team differentiate its proposal from existing solutions?
  • Does the team bring new insights in: a) problem definition; or b) solution approach?


  • Does the team stretch themselves or do team members have the required expertise?
  • Can the service or product be implemented within a relevant time frame and within budget (USD5,000)?
  • Is the service or product sustainable in the long run?