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Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments


Well written proposal for an interesting idea. However, there is no focus on a particular sector, application or group. While the applicant identified stakeholders, the proposal still missing a specific target as the presented stakeholders cover a wide range of sectors and SMEs. It would have been a stronger and more appealing proposal if the applicants have identified and presented one Ignitelab design example.

Well articulated proposal and good identification of important stakeholders that can have a significant impact in reducing GHG emissions. What's a bit unclear is how the author plans to attract tech startups to participate, especially those who don't identify as being in the cleantech space and for whom sustainability and their footprint may not (yet) be a major concern. What is their incentive for participating when they are all-consumed by developing their tech and business, and when sustainability considerations may add an additional layer of complexity they are loath to take on? Additionally, calculating the impact of their actions will be challenging. Establishing a baseline means that they would be measuring the same things (in our case GHGs) and know how to accurately do so across their supply chain (they won't). At the very least the budget would likely require a dedicated impact measurement specialist to work with the participating startups to setup their measurement frameworks and to verify some of the assumptions in their calculations.

I agree with the comments from Barnabe Geis and Crista Renner. This is a very appealing idea and a good selection of target market. It is unclear to me what services are being offered that lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, who the market is and how the market will be attracted to use their services. It's also unclear how this will transform into a longer term, self-sustained solution. These would need to be better articulated.

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