Each of these three categories include a number of relevant issues:
Sustainability – improving the recycling process, reducing waste and minimising consumption;
Climate technology – reducing impact on the climate, monitoring the sources of climate change, dealing with the effects of climate change; and
Environment – environmental monitoring, including toxicology, monitoring and reducing emissions, reducing the effects of emissions on the environment.
Like most scientific conferences, you are allowed to present your project and your results in a variety of different ways. You may want to use posters, a laptop or a free-style method to present your work. However, you have to decide on your presentation format when you register for Green Battle. Read more about presentation forms here.
Criteria for project evaluation
The judging panels evaluate the projects according to the following criteria:
Is the project technologically applicable?
Is the project visionary or innovative?
Is it well structured and comprehensive?
Will the project have a positive energy or environmental impact
The projects are evaluated on a scale of 1-10, where 1 is the lowest grade and 10 is the highest. The total score is calculated by adding up the individual score from the four criteria (the maximum score is 40 points).
Life cycle check
Since sustainability will be a central issue in the projects competing in the Green Battle, it’s a good idea to make sure that your project is indeed 'Green'. Learn how to perform a simple life cycle analysis (LCA) – a so-called life cycle check (LCC)' here.
For some projects, an LCC may be unnecessary. However, make sure that you have good arguments for your project’s green selling points, both in your abstract and in your presentation
A very basic LCC, without any calculations, can also be effective. Using the table below, simply state how your product performs better in certain situations than what is traditionally being used. Drawing attention to possible underperformance is equally relevant.