Phase 1: Design

Accessibility

  • How well does the innovation account for social, cultural, and environmental barriers to healthy weight behavior?  Does the innovation account for limited health literacy?
  • How well is the proposed solution targeted for, and accessible to, low-income families and communities?
  • Is the proposed solution affordable for the end-user?

Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed

  • Is relevant background evidence provided and does it support the ideas for the proposed innovation? 

Impact

  • Does the proposal have the potential to have a significant impact on low-income communities and families?  Is the plan to assess impact reasonable?

Project Potential in Remaining Phases

  • Is the plan for Phases 2 and 3 described and is it achievable given prize money and other available resources?  Is it feasible?

Innovation

  • Is the case for innovation compelling in this idea?  Why will the proposed solution succeed, when other ideas to address similar problems have not?  Is this a fresh approach? 

Phase 2: Development and Small-Scale Testing 

Testing

  • Based on the development and small scale testing completed in Phase 2, how promising are the results?    
  • Is the solution adaptive to unexpected results and/or user feedback and experiences?
  • Is the revised plan for Phase 3, and expected impact, described and is it achievable given prize money and other available resources?

Innovation

  • Does the evidence gathered in Phase 2 suggest that the innovation will be compelling to users?  Will they want to engage with the technology?

Feasibility and Sustainability

  • Has enough progress been demonstrated to suggest Phase 3 development and evaluation will be successful? 
  • How appropriate is the team’s support/plan, including any critical experience or partners, for continuing in Phase 3?

Phase 3: Scaling

Accessibility

  • Has the solver demonstrated the solution will account for social, cultural, and environmental barriers to healthy weight behavior?
  • Has the solver demonstrated the solution is targeted for, and accessible to, low-income families and communities?
  • Has the solver demonstrated the solution could be affordably deployed for, and desired by, the end-user?

Evaluation

  • Based on development and testing in the challenge, has the solver demonstrated the viability of the solution for solving the targeted problem?

Impact

  • How much potential does the innovation have for having a large-scale impact on low-income communities?
  • Overall, how promising is the innovation in terms of its ability to reach more families?

Innovation

  • How has the work done in Phase 1 and Phase 2 demonstrated the solver’s ability to succeed at creating a viable, sustainable solution, where others have not?
  • Overall, how promising is the innovation in terms of potential for community/family buy-in?
  • How well was the solver able to adapt the innovation based on user feedback?