- The jury members of Future Ideas don’t evaluate like universities do. We are not that interested in whether your references are all perfect or if you pointed out all the limitations of your research. What we are looking for is an original subject or problem, which is researched in a thorough way, and delivers innovative conclusions which can be used in practice for business or society.
Our evaluation criteria are…
Depth of Research
|How did you synthesize the relevant literature in a conceptual model and subsequently tested or explored this model in your research? What methods did you use and were these methods able to give innovative insights?
||Does your thesis show scientific and practical originality? Are the established ideas used in a new way or are new ideas developed? Future Ideas is looking for works that present an idea for the future, something new and surprising.
|This is the criterion we see as most important. Why? Well, what is the value of new knowledge when it cannot be used in real life? Show us that your idea is a solution to a business or societal problem (whether or not that problem yet exists is not important) and that the idea is achievable. Now what did your research actually deliver?
All ideas go through three stages of evaluation each completed by different groups of jury members.
- 1. Committee Jury Evaluation – your ideas will be evaluated purely on the basis of your description to see it if stands out as a new, exciting, and innovative research topic that has the potential to positively impact the world.
- 2. Theme Jury Evaluation - your complete idea will then be evaluated based on the three criteria above. The top 10 ideas from each theme will make it through to the next round.
- 3. Head Jury Evaluation - five head jury members will review the work of the top 10 idea including their full research documents. A comprehensive decision will be made to select the top three winners.