The WTINE competition culminates in the National Finals where the strongest teams compete to win the overall prize to introduce and test their innovation in EWB’s partner country.
The project submissions are assessed by a multidisciplinary panel of judges who consider viability, design, manufacturing and maintenance and community integration.
An overall winner and up to four Innovation award winners are selected who then enter the EWB Innovation Academy.
In the Innovation Academy, students access professional guidance and mentoring to develop their project further. Mentoring is provided by EWB and DTC staff as well as development partners who give students on the ground insight into the context where it is hoped the product will be used.