Hey Lars, good points.
I would insist in having these guidelines remain in the challenges. I believe that creating frames to work are liberating for creativity, and make it easier to create new realities.
But I totally get that making it too constraining might undermine creativity.
Nevertheless, any innovation that is not cost-effective or affordable in the capitalistic sense of the term will not be adopted, and defeat our purpose.
As long as we are not able to adapt the capitalist economy to a gift economy, which is not OSCE's mission yet, prices will still determine adoption on a global scale of new innovations.
My initial intent with the challenges was not only to inspire, but to draw a roadmap of where our circular economy should go, and without the guideline criteria, I wouldn't know how to get there.
My guideline points my not be the best ones, but I think it's important that they are there and would show everybody what our vision is and where we want to go.
And if these guidelines are already there, they might simplify the development of the projects to make them directly useful to everybody.
If you think they could be better put into context, please build on top of it : )
All of this is up for debate!