Challenge Timeline


Accommodation and transportation costs for the last step and for the award ceremony with the marketplace will be at GRDF's charge (see the challenge rules).


Your team must be composed of 2 or 3 students or young graduates (less than 2 years). We invite you to create a team with various profiles: technicians, business schools, engineering, architecture, planning, design, sociology, university courses…

Multidisciplinary teams are more likely to bring out the more relevant ideas: innovation usually results from a combination of skills and talents.

You can also join an incomplete team if you want to share your skills and put all your chance on your side. 


A first proposal of 3 slides PowerPoint or PDF will help the jury preselect the most relevant projects. 

Thus, we ask you to upload a pre-selection file presenting your ideas. You'll have to indicate which category you have chosen. Then, 30 teams will be selected!


Download the preselection document

This file must be uploaded before November 9, 2015, 11:59pm.


If you are selected for the second step, you must upload a 15 slides project in PowerPoint or PDF format on your team space.

The file format is free, but any intent to add relevant visual elements will be highly valued. For example, you can add to your file a video demo, a graphic model, sketches of your project or any deliverable that you think can be relevant.

During this step, GRDF experts will help you to detail your project and give you advice to develop it. You’ll be able to communicate with them through the platform.

We also ask you to present your team by including your résumés in appendix. Your project must be discovered and understood in less than 15 slides.

The deliverable must be uploaded before January 5, 11:59pm.

Selection criteria:

1) Creativity and innovation of the proposal in relation to integration, uses, services, business model…

2) Relevance and interest of the proposal: adaptation to actual and new needs of customers

3) Feasibility of implementation


The 6 best teams (3 per category) will present their project during the final ceremony of the GRDF Challenge, on February 4, 2016. You’ll have to prove that your concept is the most completed and the most innovative.

Selection criteria:

1. Innovation and creativity
2. Impact and relevance of the proposal
3. Feasibility of implementation (customer’s buying cost, industrial reality…)


At the end of this challenge, GRDF will offer to the 2 first teams, the 2 winners of the 2 categories, to prototype their concept with a specialized company.

GRDF will show those prototypes during an award ceremony organised in April 2016. The 6 finalist teams will be invited to show their project and to meet GRDF ‘s managers and partners during a marketplace.