THE EVALUATION PROCEDURE IN VIDI E-NOVATION CONTEST
As the year before, the special Vidi e-novation jury were provided with a set of clearly defined rules of evaluating all applied products and services. What was the criteria for the evaluation?
In the preliminary procedure, all the contesters
had to meet the legal criteria set by lawyers
engaged for the needs of Vidi e-novation
contest and the entire evaluation procedure.
Also, in this preliminary period, all the projects
that were exclusively designed for the
Croatian market, as well as those not based
on high technologies and could not be classified
as ICT, were eliminated from the contest.
The jury has evaluated each product and
service according to the degree of inventiveness,
technical excellence, business and production
potential and social benefits.
The maximum score in the degree of inventiveness
was 10 points (minimum 1 point).
The jury has evaluated on how innovativethe
product (or part of the product) is on international
terms, rather than regional.
The jury had to evaluate the following:
Is the product truly innovative or would it be
named as such if presented on the international
Are there any similar products on the international
If the product is competitive on the intarnational
market, does it include any special advancement
in functionality or does it have other
significant advantages when compared to the
competition other than the lower price?
Lower price of the product, unless it is not 2
or 3 times lower when compared to the similar
producton the market and unless it doesn't
affect the probability of the manufacturer, is
not itself an innovation.
The project could score from 1 to 5 points in¸this category. The jury evaluated the high tech and state-of-the-art competence of the projects.
The jury had to establish and grade (scores 1
to 10) the following: What is the market
potential of the product in the international
market? To what extent does the product
satisfy the needs of potential users? To what
extent is the applicant business-oriented
(according to the application text itself and/or
applicant's website and/or public image)? How
capable is the applicant, together with its
potential partners and/or investors, to create a
profitable product on the global market? The
jury made an overall evaluation of the
potential of a certain product to enable the
maximum profit with the minimum risk and
the minimum of invested time and money
The jury had to evaluate (scores 1 to 10) on
how complicated the production was; whether
the product could easily be produced or
replicated, how simple was it to get a wider
range of alternative manu facturers for all
parts of a product; whether any part of the
product (especially hi-tech implemented parts
such as the micro processor) depended on
some monopolist or duopolist manu facturer
and their price. The special criterion was how
expensive and complicated the adjustment to
other languages would be and are there any
extenuating circumstances for the transport
of the product etc.
The scores ranged from 1 to 5. The jury had to
evaluate the nominees according to the
following questions: Can most of the
nominated products be produced in Croatia?
Would the production generate employment
in the area? Does the product require a new
production niche or does it create a new
market segment? Will the product provide any
substantial benefits for the economy and
Croatian society in general, e.g. in education,
health care, equal access to information for all
social classes, the production of healthy food
>> THE COURSE OF THE EVALUATION PROCESS
The members of the jury with the organizers of the
Vidi e-novation contest during the evaluation process
at the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb
|Robert Slavečki, founder of the Vidi e-novation contest, prof. Slavko
Vidović, Ph.D, Infodom, Ante Mamić, BICRO during the evaluation
|Prof. Karolj Skala, Ph.D, RBI, during the
|Damir Sabol, CRANE, Marijan Ožanić, Tehnološki park, prof. Franjo Jović, Ph.D, FER during the evaluation of applications
|Hrvoje Prpić, Smee, during the evaluation
of Vidi e-novation applications
|Evaluation commitee meeting for the Vidi e-novation
at the Ruđer
Bošković Institute, November, 2008
|Ante Magzan, T-Hrvatski Telekom and
Robert Slavečki, founder of the Vidi e-novation contest