3M Innovation Challenge

Who can join the 3M Innovation Challenge for Makers?


All Filipinos between the ages of 16 and 24 are eligible to compete for the challenge. Each team should be composed of a maximum of 3 members.




What happens in the Innovation Challenge?


  1. Submissions of proposal

    Project proposals from Filipino makers (16-24 years old) are accepted through an online application. Teams with 3 core members can join the 3M Innovation Challenge.
  2. Screening and shortlisting

    All entries will be screened by scientists and industry experts. Qualified project proposals will be presented in Maker Pilipinas Caravan in Luzon (March 14), Visayas (March 7), and Mindanao (March 28).
  3. Maker Pilipinas Caravan

    Teams who qualified for the Maker Pilipinas Caravan will pitch their proposals to the panel of experts. Their projects will be judged based on set criteria including innovativeness, feasibility, presentation, and capacity to make an impact on the chosen community. Presentation guidelines, design kit, and judging criteria will be provided prior to the roadshow. Workshops will also be conducted to enhance the teams’ pitches before the judging commences.

    Five teams from each Maker Pilipinas Leg will join the 3M Innovation Bootcamp and compete in the National Finals.
  4. 3M Innovation Bootcamp

    Team captains of the 15 national finalists will receive a trip to the Maker Pilipinas 2020 Bootcamp, where they will be mentored by innovation and tech experts and participate in a series of workshops to polish their prototypes and presentations for the Finals. The Bootcamp will take place on June 16-18, 2020 at The Mind Museum and 3M Consumer Technical Center, but are subject to change. After the Bootcamp, the 15 national finalist teams will exhibit their prototypes in Maker Pilipinas 2020 Fiesta.
  5. Finals and Awarding

    During Maker Pilipinas 2020, the 15 teams who completed the Bootcamp will present their projects to a panel of judges who will award the winners of Maker Pilipinas 2020 3M Innovation Challenge.




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