Notification for the deadline change of Idea Competition

With many partner Chinese universities' active feedbacks, to maximize the interactive competition process and enable more great ideas join this great opportunity, the deadline for Ideas Competition is postponed from May 31 to June 3rd, 2017. Join us with your dream ideas!

Now's your chance to impress on both sides of the Great Wall. Join the Sino Finnish 100 Challenge Idea Competition.

what is the sf100 idea competition?

This competition is looking for solutions that solve pressing problems of our time. Develop a solution idea that identifies a difficult and pressing issue of our time in one of our three competition themes and use both Finnish and Chinese perspectives, know-how and resources to solve it.

Timeline

Idea competition opens on February 14th 2017.

Deadline for submissions is June 3rd 2017.

The participants will be informed of the results on June 9th, 2017.

The CHALLENGE GRAND AWARDS CEREMONY will be held on August 2nd 2017 in Otaniemi (Finland) where the recipients of the prizes will get their awards. The recipients of the awards who are not participating to the Summer Camp will have their awards delivered to them separately. 

what we are looking for

1. Relevance of the problem

Here we are looking for teams that tackle the greatest challenges of the next century. Please consider both the global reach of the problem your aim to solve as well as its relevance for mankind in general.

2. Impact of the solution

What we want to see is a practical and impactful solution to the problem. Please be as specific as you can about who will be impacted and how, and why you think your solution will bring the desired result.

3. Sino Finnish connection and potential

As we are a Sino Finnish Challenge, we are especially looking for teams that can combine both Chinese, Finnish and potentially global know-how and resources to bring about their solution. We also encourage you to consider forming multinational teams, as most relevant problems are probably of that nature as well.

who can participate

Sino Finnish 100 Idea Competition is open for everyone. You may not participate alone, but you must put together a team of at least 3 people or organisations to participate, preferably with Sino-Finnish connections. Maximum size of the team is up to you.

At least one of the participants of the team has to be from Finland or China. Other members of the team can be from anywhere and can also be universities, foundations, public organisations or companies.

We strongly recommend forming a multidisciplinary team, as many of the biggest challenges of the future require expertise from several fields.

submitting the solution

Please submit it here.

Prizes

To celebrate Finland’s 100th Anniversary and the next 100 years the organisers have decided to award 100 Prizes to the best teams for their ambitious work.

THE THREE GRAND PRIZES

1.  Gold Prize: The Sino-Finnish Wisdom Award by Radical Design Week

The prize will connect the team with relevant actors in the Sino Finnish 100 Challenge Innovation Ecosystem to further develop the proposal of the team.

A free participation (no need to pay the 800 € fee) for the team (max. ten persons) to the Summer Camp on July 31st to August 11th plus a 2000 euro scholarship to the team (to be shared by the team members participating to the Summer Camp). This will be paid to the team once its members have started to work in the Summer Camp. The team will pay their travelling expenses, accommodation, insurances and other expenses.

2.  Silver Prize: The New Way of Doing Award

The price will connect the team with relevant actors in the Sino Finnish 100 Challenge Innovation Ecosystem to further develop the proposal of the team.

A free participation (no need to pay the 800 € fee) for the team (max. ten persons) to the Summer Camp on July 31st to August 11th plus a 1000 € scholarship to the team (to be shared by the team members participating to the Summer Camp). It will be paid to the team  once its members have started to work in the Summer Camp. The team will pay their travelling expenses, accommodation, insurances and other expenses.

3. Bronze Prize: The Innovation Award

The prize will connect the team with relevant actors in the Sino Finnish 100 Challenge Innovation Ecosystem to further develop the proposal of the team.

A free participation (no need to pay the 800 € fee) for the team (max. ten persons) to the Summer Camp on July 31st to August 11th. The team will pay their travelling expenses, accommodation, insurances and other expenses.

THE SPECIAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM AWARDS

4-10. The Special Sino-Finnish Innovation Ecosystem Awards

A participation for the team (max. ten persons) to the Summer Camp with a reduced 500 euro fee. The participating teams will pay their travelling expenses, accommodation, insurances and other expenses.

The price includes assistance by the organisers to connect the team with relevant actors in the Sino Finnish 100 Challenge Innovation Ecosystem to further develop the proposal of the team.

THE SPECIAL IMPACT AWARDS

11-20. The New Way of Doing Idea Competition Special Awards for Teams with Great Potential Impact.

A participation for the team (max. ten persons) to the Summer Camp with a reduced 600 euro fee. The participating teams will pay their travelling expenses, accommodation, insurances and other expenses.

The price includes assistance by the organisers to connect the team with relevant actors in the Sino Finnish 100 Challenge Innovation Ecosystem to further develop the proposal of the team.

THE SPECIAL ACTIVITY AWARDS

21-100. SF100 Special Challenge Activity Awards for Innovative Teams.

A participation for the team (max. ten persons) to the Summer Camp with a reduced 700 euro fee. The participating teams will pay their travelling expenses, accommodation, insurances and other expenses.

how are the winners decided

1. Deadline for submissions to the SF100 Challenge Idea Competition is June 3rd, 2017

2. The 20 best will be sent for voting to the SF100 Challenge Jury. Based on this voting the recipients of the three Grand Prizes, Special Innovation Ecosystem Awards and the Special Awards for Great Potential Impact will be chosen.

3. The participants will be informed of the results on June 9th, 2017.

4. The CHALLENGE GRAND AWARDS CEREMONY will be held on August 2nd 2017 in Otaniemi (Finland) where the recipients of the prizes will get their awards. The recipients of the awards who are not participating to the Summer Camp will have their awards delivered to them separately. 

the jury

Professor Yrjö Sotamaa, Chair, Organizing Committee & Radical Design Week Association RDWA

Vice President, Dean, Dr. Anna Valtonen, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University

Professor Jarmo Suominen, SF 100 Challenge Project Director

Professor Kalevi Ekman, Director, Design Factory, Aalto University

Professor, Dr. Satu Miettinen, University of Lappland

Mr. Peter Vesterbacka, Guy in the red hood, (Former Mighty Eagle, Rovio/Angry Birds)

Mr. Kari Korkman, Chairman, World Design Weeks Network

Professor Helena Hyvönen, Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation, Donghua University

Dean, Professor, Dr. Lou Yongqi, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University

Mr. Shen Feng, VP, Volvo China

Mr. Qing Yun, Chair, Alibaba UED

Mr Chen Jingsong, VD, World Union

Mr. Song Xiaofeng, 021 Incubator

Professor Zhou Haoming, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University

Professor Xiao Yong, Central Academy of Fine Arts CAFA

Rector, Professor, Dr. Fang Hai, School of Art and Design, Guangdong University of Technology