Optimizing NIA’s Eureka Prize Competition Topic

Measures or indicators judges might use to assess entries

Innovations in dementia care and support might be assessed against the following Likert scales:

1 = Not credible or convincing; 3 = Neutral; 5 = Very credible and convincing

1. The specific customer/stakeholder is clearly defined

2. The problem this customer is having is clearly described

3. This solution is clearly better (creates new value) than what exists now for this problem

4. The innovation/solution being proposed is clearly described

5. The description of the solution is clear and compelling

6. There is a reasonable design, development, and implementation plan

7. There is a clear description of how this innovation is (or could be) funded. (e.g., Will it generate a self-supporting funding stream or will it rely on external funding sources)

8. The solution is scalable to a wide population of stakeholders (or does it only address a specific segment of the dementia/care partner population)

9. Clear and credible success factors have been identified to measure the effectiveness of the solution once implemented

10. The solution can be developed and implemented quickly (e.g., with a 6- to 12-month timeframe)



3 votes
Idea No. 328