Judging Criteria



Design & Innovation (35%)

  1. Is the solution based on sound technical, scientific, and clinical evidence?
  2. Human-centered design – has the solution been designed with the end-user in mind?
  3. Is the solution novel or is it a novel use of an existing technology?

Impact & Applicability to Selected Setting (25%)

  1. Has the team adequately addressed the challenge? Does the proposal focus primarily on systems-level changes and solutions that enhance antimicrobial stewardship, access, and equity?
  2. Does the team demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the problem context, clinical background, social and economic factors, as well as the relevant stakeholders?
  3. Did the team present a realistic strategy for their solution to lead to impact?
  4. What is the anticipated impact of the proposed solution?
  5. How would you mobilize and engage relevant stakeholders and implementers?

Feasibility & Sustainability (25%)

  1. Is the proposed solution implementable with significant potential for scale-up?
  2. Could this solution be potentially implemented in another context than the one proposed?
  3. Did the team correctly identify and describe the major complexities and obstacles in implementing and scaling up the solution?
  4. How will this project become sustainable? If needed, who will your funders be down the line?

Value Proposition (15%)

  1. Has the team successfully demonstrated how their solution would lead to value add for all their major stakeholders?
  2. How might the project include interaction with other stakeholders and catalyze buy-in that would better advance project success?
  3. Even with resource-limitations, might the project inspire others to take on the implementation of the project? Project teams are encouraged to talk to entities that could forward implementation.
  4. Can you envision how your project might be taken up in other countries? (ex: association of healthcare students)