Gen-e 2023

J&J Brilliant STEM Innovation Award

This award recognizes mini-companies that have incorporated innovative science, technology, engineering and math strategies and practices aimed at creating positive community impact.


  • STEM Innovation: To what extent is it a novel STEM solution with the potential to solve an existing local challenge?

  • Impact: What is the business’ potential for significant social impact and engagement of the broader community? (individual, community, systemic)

  • Sustainability: To what extent does the business consider the different dimensions of financial and social sustainability in a conscientious manner?

  • Potential market: Is the market of the product defined? What kind of a market it is? Is the project scalable?