Facts & FiguresST Innovation CUP 01

  • more than 100 ideas collected
  • more than 1,000 enrolled
  • 1 international panel that assessed ideas and then judged them online

Client's needs

Innovation CUP is a project of ST Microelectronics to endorse students’ ideas of four selected universities in France, Switzerland and Italy:

  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy),
  • Faculty of Physical Education, University of Milan (Italy ),
  • Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France).

The aim of the contest was to gather young people's ideas on how to use ST technologies for development of innovative products and applications related to sport as well as support the winning team to implement  its project , from idea to prototype , with skills and technologies of ST.
ST wanted to have a web system able to manage the gathering and selection of project ideas.

Solution

ST Innovation CUP 03Thanks to Spin&Go, Engitel has developed a platform for managing online contest. ST was able to manage the four steps of the contest:

1. Collection of ideas
Thanks to Spin&Go, Engitel has developed a platform for managing online contest. ST was able to manage the four steps of the contest:

Through a system of on-line form, students were able to:

  • enter to the contest,
  • create team,
  • present project, through a guided tour,
  • cooperate with each other for preparation of project,
  • send files and specification documents.

2. Selection of finalists
A panel has assessed anonymously projects posted online and then selected the 10 finalists. This process was all carried out online throughout the contest website.

3. Request for information on ideas
Thanks to the website, ST and panel were able to ask the 10 finalists for more specific and detailed information on projects in order to better evaluate and assess ideas.

4. Selection of Winner
An ST committee has selected the winning team by announcing the news on the website.

Advantages

ST Innovation CUP 02Thanks to Spin&Go, ST was able to manage the entire project independently, insert and edit text contents and news, view in real time teamwork and their projects.
The panel was able to assess projects online and evaluate them in real time, without having to meet up face to face and therefore without having logistics and travelling expenses.
People enrolled had access to an online system able to manage team as well as cooperation to and presentation of projects, with a one to one and in real time relationship with ST.