The DSM e-nnovation contest: Everything you need to know
Please be aware that that final submission date has passed. You can not enter your idea anymore for the contest.
Like every contest, there are rules and guidelines. Here they are…
Designing your entry
Work out your solution and explain how it meets the criteria of supporting or enabling sporting achievement. Also explain how the unique properties of Arnitel® Eco make this solution feasible. Feel free to add drawings, renderings or other illustrations to clarify your designs.
Given the large number of remarkable Arnitel® Eco properties, it might be helpful to focus your efforts on a specific sports hero. Who knows, it might spark other ideas?
Supporting your entry
DSM will support you very step of the way. In fact we’ve created a whole community to support you, in the shape of a LinkedIn group. Because Arnitel Eco is a new material we’re expecting lots of questions and comments and we pledge to respond fast.
Submitting your entry
We have joined forces with Ideaken for this contest. Ideaken offers an easy-to-use web-based technology platform that makes open innovation fun and simple. All entries to our competition must be submitted through the Ideaken platform (you’ll find all the details you need via our Linkedin group).
Selection of the winner
Five ideas will be shortlisted for the award with each inventor invited to present their idea to our jury – made up of professional athletes and DSM scientists. Our judges will choose four of the five finalists.
The fifth entrant will be a ‘wild card’ chosen by our community and based on the idea that gets the most 'likes' on our e-nnovation contest Facebook page.
All ideas will be seriously considered. The jury will rank the ideas according to the following criteria:
- How much does the idea truly help your sports hero to outperform the competition?
- How does the idea become feasible thanks to Arnitel® Eco’s unique properties?
- How practical is the application for amateurs practicing the same sport?
- How viral is the idea? Are people going to really sit up and take notice?
Members of the professional Jury included the following members:
- Rob Meima, Sport and Innovation Program Manager at DSM;
- Paul van de Heuvel, Product Development Manager DSM;
- Martin van de Ven, Innovation Consultant at Innopass;
- Joris van Gelder, Designer at Ministerie van Nieuwe Dingen ;
- Kamiel Maase, Performace manager Research & innovation at NOC NSF (Dutch Olympic Committee);
- Simone de Waart, creative director and material expert at MaterialSense.
The Wild Card!
The fifth finalist for our competition will be decided by our community. Simply give permission to publish your idea on the Arnitel Eco Facebook page and then enlist as many people as you can to vote for your idea. The idea that receives the most votes by 31 March 2012 wins – and goes through to the final. Each of the five finalists gets the opportunity to present and discuss his/her idea with our expert jury. These people will give the final verdict and select the winner.
The five finalists will receive a 100 USD voucher for Amazon.com. The winner will receive a VIP trip to the 2012 London Olympics for two people. The trip includes travel, accommodation and attendance at several Olympic events.
DSM will present all five final ideas to its broad network of sports equipment companies to evaluate their commercial feasibility. This gives you a chance to see your idea realized and perhaps make a real difference for your hero.
|1. Submit your entry||before 1 March 2012|
|2. Collect votes for your entry||from your submission onward until 1 April 2012|
|3. Selection of the winners||from 1 April thru 1 May|