The judging for Challenge & Creation 2023 was held at Fukuoka Growth Next on Saturday, May 20.
This year, 29 applications were received.
The judging was conducted in two stages, the first and second rounds, with presentations made in front of a panel of five judges (three external judges).
◆First round: Application form + 2-minute presentation (no Q&A)
◆Second round (those who pass the first round): 3-minute presentation + Q&A session
Judging was based on ¡) originality, ¡¡) specificity, and ¡¡¡) impact, and 8 out of 29 projects were selected.
The selected teams will receive up to 500,000 yen in funding to realize their plans.
After about a year, the results reports will be reviewed again, and the best teams will be awarded next March.