#InnovateToINSPIRE Challenge Rules

“General Terms and Conditions” of the Challenge

  • Any registration containing wrong, dubious, or incomplete information shall not be taken into account and shall disqualify the participant and/or the participant’s team.
  • By registering, the participant accepts to be contacted through emails sent by Organizer during his/her participation in the challenge. He/she also accepts to be contacted by phone, if he/she is part of the preselected Participant or the winners.
  • All the material, information, document or data submitted by the Participant to the Organizer is submitted on “Non-Confidential basis”. Neither Organizer nor any of its affiliates’ have any obligations to treat the material or data or information submitted for the Challenge as Confidential material.
  • The information and/or advice provided on the website as a part of the Challenge are general in nature and Organizer are not liable in any manner, whatsoever, including for any kind of loss or damages that Participant may suffer by relying on such information or advice.
  • The participant agrees to indemnify and hold the Organizer and their respective affiliate companies, directors, employees, agents and partners (“Organizer’s associates”) harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Organizer’s associates due to or arising out of the use of Idea/s or additional materials and/or in connection with participation in or winning the Contest.
  • The decision of the Organizer’s will be final and Participant acknowledge unequivocally that Participant waive any right to challenge or dispute the decision (any decision) of the Organizer, including
  • Participant expressly waives any right which may arise by virtue of participation in the Challenge or otherwise, against the Organizer to claim any cost or damages, including the right to claim for indemnity.
  • By uploading Deliverables onto the site, Participant are obliged to comply with statutory and regulatory provisions in force. They are consequently responsible for ensuring that the storage and distribution of Deliverables through the Challenge Website does not constitute:
    • an infringement of third-party intellectual property rights (including videStage 1- Application and registration and Submission: August 21st 2018 5:00 PM to 12th October 2018, 5:00 PMo clips, TV challenges, short, medium or full-length films, animated or otherwise, and advertising that the Participant have not produced personally or for which they do not hold the necessary permission from third-party rights holders)
    • an infringement of personality rights (including use of image or name, defamation, insults and abuse, the right to privacy, etc.)
    • an infringement of accepted standards of behaviour or public order (including condoning crimes against humanity, inciting racial hatred, child pornography, etc.). Without prejudice to other rights held by the Organizer, a breach in the foregoing will result in the Deliverables being withdrawn and the Participant' accounts being closed with no prior notice. Furthermore, Participant are personally liable for any criminal offences specific to contentious content (prison sentences and fines) besides their liability for any compensation.

Selection Process

  • The challenge is divided in two selection processes
    • Preselection: this stage ends with the preselection of ideas outcome
    • Selection: this stage ends with final selection of outcomes under each categories
  • Each of these selection steps is based on the criteria of:
    • Project adequacy with EESL’s problematics
    • Originality
    • Feasibility
    • Soundness of the team
    • Start-ups’ motivation toward the scalability
  • A Selection Jury composed of members from the relevant fields and experts, having the necessary qualifications to make the preselection, will be responsible for selecting up to four (4) Projects (One project per category) on the basis of the Selection Deliverable submitted.
  • Under no circumstances are taken into account factors relating to the person's appearance, religious or trade union, political opinions or sexual orientation of the Participant. The selections will not result in any way, whether directly or indirectly, by chance or luck.
  • An Interim-Selection committee composed of members from the relevant fields and experts, having the necessary qualifications to make the preselection, will be responsible for selecting Projects based on the Interim-Selection Deliverable submitted
  • The Organizer will, via an email sent to the address entered at the time of account creation on Challenge website and via a notification on their email account, inform all Participant of Selection results. The Organizer will be free to alter the dates on which results are released should this become necessary due to the number of challenge ideas to be assessed.
  • Each interim-selected or selected Participant must respond to the email sent by the Organizer announcing the selection of the team before the deadline specified in the message. Otherwise, the Organizer reserve the right to disqualify the defaulting Participant’s entry.

A Final Jury will rank the top four (4) selected Projects based on their presentation and announce the winning Project under each of the categories at the end of the finale.

Duration of the Challenge

The Challenge shall take place from August 21st 2018, 5:00 PM IST to 11th November 2018, 5:00PM IST with following stages:

Stage 1- Application and registration and Submission: August 21st 2018 5:00 PM to 12th October 2018, 5:00 PM

Stage 2- Interim Selection: 13-19th October

Stage 3- Jury Selection of final 10: 19-26th October

Stage 4- Final selection: 11th November 2018, 5:00 PM

Stage 5- Announcement of winners: 11 November, 2018 at the INSPIRE Summit

Where necessary due to operational requirements, the Organizer reserve the right to alter the duration of the Challenge which will be conveyed to the Participant.

Interim-Selection Stage and Procedure

The Interim selection is scheduled from October 19th 2018 to October 25th 2018

The Participant will have to upload, their Interim-Selection Deliverable on the platform by October 12th 2018, which is composed of:

  • A PDF (File size should not be more that 25 MB) of the project explaining how it can answer the problem and how the solution can be implemented: Participant have to present their project clearly and in a concise way, they can illustrate their ideas with drawings, charts, figures. They can demonstrate how it can address the issue and how their solution could actually be implemented and so on to help the jury in better understanding their proposal.
  • This document will be accessible to the participant in their profile once submitted.

Final Selection Stage and Procedure

Only the Projects selected at the end of the Interim-selection stage will be able to participate to the Final Selection stage

These Participant should upload their final deliverable before November 1st 2018 – 05:00pm, on the platform. It should be composed of:

  • A 2-minute video based on the jury recommendations describing their project in detail and problems it will address, the solutions they bring, its impact and business model. They can also describe ideas on future collaboration with EESL. They can use mockup, video, prototype or any other document that can illustrate their project.

The final top four (4) entries, one from each category, will be selected based on this deliverable, and invited to pitch in front of the jury on the 10-11th November, 2018.

Characteristics of the Deliverables

  • Only PDF files (upto 25 MB) and be written in English.
  • In case of difficulties or failures to read the deliverable, Participant of the concerned project will be notified and have the responsibility to re-submit it before the Deliverable deposit end date of the current step. If the delay is passed, the Project in question will be disqualified from the Challenge.
  • Each Participant commits that the content of the deliverables are only their contributions from their team. If it appeared that contribution are from a third party all participant from concerned team may be disqualified.
  • The use of photos or images must be free copyright. In any case, the Organizer will not be held responsible for the use of works on which third parties have rights.

Intellectual Property Rights

Definitions : Participant/Team hereinafter referred to as a Party

Intellectual Property: refer to any patents, utility certificates, drawings, models, copyright, brands, database producer rights and any other intellectual or industrial property rights whatsoever.

Existing Rights: refer to any Intellectual Property Rights and the know-how held by one of the parties before the start date of the Challenge.

Own Rights: refer to any Intellectual Property Rights or know-how developed or acquired by a party after the start date of the Challenge without the practical assistance of another Party, whether or not as part of the Challenge.

Results: refer to any work (including source and object code software), designs, inventions, specifications, information, knowledge, processes or products, as well as any resulting processes likely or otherwise to be protected by Intellectual Property Rights or classed as know-how developed by several parties as part of the Challenge.

The Existing Rights and Own Rights remain the exclusive property of the party in possession of them. Furthermore, the latter alone shall decide to protect its own knowhow or otherwise, and to file or protect or defend any of its Own Rights or Existing Rights. Unless otherwise agreed by the Participant and EESL, ownership of the Results reverts to the Participant.

For the Deliverables and Results, each Participant grants the Organizers the following rights free of charge:

  • Industrial property rights and author's property rights, including the right to reproduce (wholly or in part), display (wholly or in part), analyse, adapt, modify, disseminate, translate and use these materials, and
  • The right to permit someone else to exercise all or some of these rights, these applying worldwide, for the period for which the document, submissions and Deliverables are protected, by any means whatsoever, in all existing or future forms, on any media and for the following purposes:

Participants expressly undertake not to misuse any legally recognised rights they may hold and any such misuse will entitle the Organisers and partners to disqualify the Participant concerned. Participants undertake to act in a way intended to also meet the the Organisers' requirements.

Participants guarantee undisturbed use of the documents, submissions and Deliverables and the rights herein granted against any interference, claims over possession or any other challenge throughout the duration of the challenge and while intellectual property rights are in force.

In this regard, Participants guarantee the Partner Company that none of the documents, submissions and deliverables, tools and other creations provided or used by participants in respect of the challenge constitutes an infringement of any component, work or creation belonging to a third party, or is the result of unfair competition, parasitic competition (passing off) or any other infringement of third party rights. Participants hold the Partner Company harmless from all third party action on any grounds whatsoever including relating to the use of their image or any creation or any other protected element

All Participants in the Challenge undertake to obtain all necessary permission from persons having participated in any way whatsoever in production of the Deliverables and likely to hold any rights whatsoever over the Deliverables

The Organizers cannot be held liable for any infringement of the above provisions by Participants

Participant’s Representation and Warranty:

  1. The Participant warrants and represents that it owns all rights, or has all necessary licenses, to use any and all Idea/s (and all constituent parts) that are submitted under this Challenge for judging, including without limitation all content, images, text, or other copyright material, trademarks, service marks, logos or any other intellectual property contained within its Idea, and can, upon request, provide written confirmation of such ownership or license to the Organizer. The participant further warrants and represents that all Idea/s are original and have been legally obtained and created, and do not infringe the intellectual property rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, including the confidentiality obligation of the Participant. Also, submission of any material do not contain any virus or spywares or other components that are (or may be) malicious or deceptive or designed to harm the computer or any functionality thereto.
  2. Participant shall not assign or in any way relinquish the rights or interest under the terms and conditions of this Challenge.
  3. Participant expressly undertake not to misuse any legally recognised rights they may hold and any such misuse will entitle the Organizer and partners to disqualify the Participant concerned. Participant will act and/or activities will be governed as per the agreed terms and conditions of the Challenge.
  4. Organizer reserve the right to in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, deny access to a site or service or disable and/or terminate the accounts of any Participant or debar or disqualify the participant who is alleged to have infringed the intellectual property or proprietary rights of another.

* With affect from August 24, 2018, 05:00 pm, above rules will be applicable for all the Challenges. Participants who have already submitted their entries may please read these rules carefully and ensure that the entries made are in line with these rules.