GENERAL INFORMATION

Innovation Week IWA 2021
September 8th-12th, 2021

Held under the Honorable Patronage of the IFIA

The Innovation Week IWA 2021 is organised by OFEED with main international Partners:
- The Oxford Business Group (Research Partner)
- The Patent Magazine (International Media Partner)

Previous editions Reports:

Innovation Week IWA 2020 Press coverage and Photo Gallery
Innovation Week IWA 2020 Report
Innovation Week IWA 2019 Report

Payment of participation fees can be done through the following link: Payment process starts here

Sponsorship of this event can be done through the following link: Sponsorship process starts here

The event benefit from many important partners including scientific and entrepreneurial institutions from engineering schools, universities, international organizations, including our special distinguished partners IBS Global and Indian Innovators Association.

The Event calendar is planned as follows:

  • IWA Competition results will be announced on September 12th.
  • All inventions (which can be commercialised to the general public and which has available stock) will be showcased on OFEED’s online store (Become a Vendor).
  • Registration method: fill and send the online participation form.
  • Event Website: https://ofeed.ma

We highly acknowledge the fact that it is quite difficult for overseas individual/group applicants to join the competition on site in person. Thus, we provide a convenient way to participate that can allow you to join IWA 2021 from from distance!

STEP 1: Complete the online participation form (a participation form must be sent for each invention).

(for all applicants)

• The projects selection will be based on the answers in the application form

•The participation form can be downloaded here: DOC or PDF. It should be fully completed, then signed and sent to contact@ofeed.ma

Important: here after the recommended process to submit online your idea / project / invention / product:

  1. Register to the website using your email and password through the following link: Register
  2. Login with same information used during your registration: Login
  3. Optional: Go to My Profile -> settings, then add your “First name” and “Last name”: My Profile
  4. Send registration form for each invention: IWA Registration form
  5. Check your submission(s) / go to My account from top menu and Select My Submissions sub menu then Submissions tab: My Submissions
  6. Click on the link(s) to view your submission(s) details
  7. copy the Unique Submission ID

STEP 2: Pay the participation fees (online or by wire transfer).

Poster requirements
• Only one poster is allowed for each invention/innovation
• File name should be in English characters or numbers
• Allowed poster file formats: *.pdf, *.jpg, *.png
• Poster size should have: width 80 x height 100 cm
• Flags or country names are not allowed in the posters
• All information in the poster should be in English

Recommended information to be included in the poster:
- Title of the invention
- Problem to be solved in few words
- Proposed solution by the invention in few words
- Advantages of the proposed solution
- Inventors names
- Organization or company name
- 3D images or prototype photos

It is not recommended to include the following information in the poster:
- Age of applicant(s)
- Gender of applicant(s)
- Category of the invention
- Stage of development
- Patent number / Patent application number
- Contact details
- Video link (if available)
- Website link (if available)

Video requirements

• Recommended content for the recorded video: 3D animation or working prototype demonstration to explain how the invention works.
• File name should be in English characters or numbers
• Allowed video formats: *.mp4
• Full HD resolution (1920:1080 pixels)
• Recorded video should be horizontal (landscape only is allowed, please don’t use portrait mode video)
• If the video includes a music it must be copyright free
• Spoken language in the video should be in English. Other languages can be spoken in the video, however English subtitles must be included.
• Subtitle position (if used) should be at the bottom of the video
• WeTransfer or any similar hosting services are allowed. Download link for the video should be sent in the registration form. However, if the download link has a deadline (depending on the hosting service used like WeTransfer) it can be sent separately by email to: contact@ofeed.ma

1. PAYMENT METHOD
The total of participation fees should be sent online or by wire transfer

(to benefit from discount to IFIA members)

  1. Access to “IWA 2021” event’s page and click on “add to cart” button through the following link: Innovation Week IWA 2021
  2. Introduce IFIA coupon code (coupon code should be provided by IFIA secretariat to IFIA members only), and proceed to checkout
  3. You will receive Invoice by email and also can download it anytime at: My Orders
  4. Participation guide is available through the following link: Participation Guide
  5. Any updates will be sent to registered participants by email in due time.

(to benefit from discount to OFEED members)

  1. Access to event’s page (events with membership discount will be highlighted) through the following link: All Events
  2. Click on “add to cart” button to select event(s) then proceed to checkout (discount will be automatically applied)
  3. Go to the following link to check free events (visible only to OFEED members): Free events
  1. Register to the website using your email and password through the following link: Register
  2. Login with same information used during your registration through the following link: Login
  3. Access to the “Membership program” page, select a membership level and click on “add to cart” button through the following link: Membership Program
  4. Proceed to checkout
  5. You will receive Invoice by email and also can download it anytime at: My orders

1. INVENTIONS CATEGORIES
A: Education
B: Health
C: Food, agriculture
D: Water
E: Environment protection
F: Energy, Renewable energy, electric power
G: Safety
H: IT, Telecoms, Electronics
I: Industry
J: Transportation
K: other

2. COMMISSIONS AND JUDGES

A. Members of the Jury of the Organizing Committee

B. High experienced and Awarded Inventors

C. Professors in Universities, experts and Intellectual Property professionals.

3. EVALUATION STANDARDS OF THE INVENTIONS

A. Evaluation method: the evaluation depends on the presentation of the inventions and the information provided by the inventor in the participation form.

B. Evaluation Criteria: The most important part of the score is determined by the "main idea" of invention. However, creativity, potential for technological advancement, practical feasibility and the marketability of the invention will also be assessed to constitute the overall mark.

4. EVALUATION CONDITIONS
Ideas copied on projects that already exist will automatically be disqualified from the competition

5. AWARDS
• Organizers certificates (Grand prize, Semi Grand prize, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Special Awards)
• International partners Special Awards

A. Gold, Silver and bronze certificates are issued on the basis of the assessment of the overall rating

B. Prizes are presented in the form of diplomas according to the prize classification

C. Other prizes not mentioned in this guide may also be issued.