The Tech-I competition is open to everyone between the ages of 18 to 40 years old who has either an idea or a startup in the sectors of agriculture, energy, healthcare, or information communication technology (ICT).
Your idea or startup can be an invention, a product, a service, an app, any combination of these, or something entirely unique. Learn more by viewing our recent webinar, Is Tech-I for me? What is Tech-I?
The Tech-I Competition is designed to encourage and support technology and science entrepreneurs to launch and/or grow a company through:
How to Apply
Are you interested in applying to compete in the GIST Tech-I competition? The process is simple.
Before you apply, you should first confirm that you are eligible to compete. The basic eligibility requirements are that:
Once you have established that you are eligible to apply, you will next need to get together a few promotional materials for your application including:
The video must be presented by the applicant in English or include English subtitles. The video should focus on the concept, product, or service being promoted and its potential market value.
This is your opportunity to really sell your idea so your video should be both engaging and creative. Further advice can be found here. Videos from last year's startup and idea stage winners are also available to use as examples.
During the application, you will be asked several questions including whether you are submitting an Idea or Startup science and technology product, research, or service. The following criteria should be applied to help you to decide which category you fit in:
Idea Stage Application
Startup Stage Application
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