Projects 'stand out' when demonstrating high levels of professionalism, competance and research.
An impressive and innovative idea...
We seek entrepreneurs with ideas translated into projects that excite us, that inspire confidence, that identify a current and/or potential need, want and market, that then demonstrate how customers will be attracted and retained. The more successful applicant will demonstrate the opportunity, the innovation, how it works, integrates and benefits society, the environment and, ultimately, how it plans to be financially sustainable. It must be innovative. It cannot be a reinvented idea or an existing product / service.
Supported by research, preliminary tests, identification of target markets, growth and financial projections
A qualified and experienced team...
The team's ability to execute and perform are sometimes more important than the project itself. A great project operated by a poor team will often lose to a less worthy project being driven by a great team. We want to see a team surrounding an innovation or innovator, to see that professionals support the idea or project, as people of varied qualifications and experience working together is paramount to a project's success.
That is capable of documenting ideas, results, the forward plan and executing / performing those plans
It is important that a project seeks to benefit society and it may do this in two main ways, economically and socially. Economically - We need to see that a project will improve a local geographic region or country and benefit consumers locally and/or internationally. The delivered products and/or services adding value to a region are key. Example: An ecologically safe hydro dam project may deliver local benefits (energy / local taxes on income) which may otherwise provide watersport activities / tourism benefits, that may also be able to export stored energy.
The ability to provide economic benefits inside a country (trade) and external to a country (export /GDP)
Environmentally sustainable and beneficial...
Whilst we predominantly focus on projects that have a strong environmental focus, such as sustainable energy, water purification or waste management, we will review any project that may fill a current or future market in a way which reduces a traditional method's environmental footprint. If a project cannot demonstrate how it will perform with environmental benefits then we are not likely to show an interest.
Projects that are eco conscious and/or specifically targeting an environmental benefit add value
Financially sustainable growth...
We are more likely to be able to allign funding and/or financing toward a proposed project if its proposal can strongly demonstrate profitability. This is important for self sustaining growth whilst also providing a likely investor return in the short to medium term, as opposed to a risk analysis that determines a much longer term for returns. Such forecasts must be realistic and based upon the most reliable data available. We will assess forecasts carefully and will not look favourably upon excessive, random or unsubstantiated projections.
Confident projects with strong attributes and market potential, that can self sustain growth once funded
Social impact benefits...
Where a project employs local people of varying skill and trains those employees to add value to the project, it is also providing social benefits to that community. When a project provides a higher than average wage to its employees it stimulates, encourages and motivates workers, reduces localised crime and may therein allow for lifestyle growth in second and third world nations.
Education, employment, social improvements, lifestyle and cognitive selfworth enhancements