Phase 1: Design
- 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?
- 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?
- 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
- 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?
- 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
- 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?
- Based on development and testing in the challenge, has the solver demonstrated the viability of the solution for solving the targeted problem?
- 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?
- 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?