Following a discussion among current zkDAO governors, we will hereby propose a set of new milestones for zkDAO launch grants that fit the criteria of being technically innovative. Whether a project is considered technically innovative is to be decided by a majority vote by the zkDAO governors, but in general, this subcategory label is meant to be applicable to projects in which new technical challenges are met. Currently, this may apply to projects in which a new ZK circuit is being designed and implemented. For projects fitting this criterion, the requirements for Milestones 4 and 5 will be to reach 100 and 500 daily active users respectively, instead of 1k and 10k.
So overall, the rationale is to reward and encourage projects that demonstrate considerable technical sophistication, and to allow them to more easily attain the higher milestones (and thereby higher DBI and voting power); technically innovative projects can sometimes benefit the space tremendously even if they do not directly attract a high number of users.