Egyptian IoT Olympian Competition Terms And Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION PARTICIPATION
The organizer of the IoT Olympian®
The IoT Olympian® competition is initiated by Showcase Egypt, with its principal place of business at 600 – 1285 West Broadway. P.O.Box 110. Vancouver, British Columbia. V6H 3X8. Canada (hereafter referred to as "Showcase Egypt" or "Organizer").
Sponsors of the IoT Olympian®
Various sponsors on various levels may sponsor the IoT Olympian®. All sponsors shall be fully integrated into the competition.
Purpose of the IoT Olympian®
The purpose of the IoT Olympian® is to promote the development of applications and solutions, primarily in the markets of home, city, lifestyle, industrial, agriculture, transport, healthcare, and sports. The competition seeks innovative technologies that will be utilized and commercialized in the market. All submitted solutions (hereafter referred to as "submissions") will be evaluated, with the best submissions receiving official competition awards.
Right to Participate
Only Egyptian Students, researchers, developers, and other legally adults individuals are allowed to participate in the IoT Olympian®. Showcase Egypt employees, their direct family members, and everybody living in the households of said employees are not eligible to participate. Organizers reserve the right to grant enrolment only to the nominee who meets the qualifying criteria.
Deadline for Participation
Solutions must be submitted electronically by January 22nd, 2022 (23:59 Cairo). Please refer to the procedure below.
Submissions in the IoT Olympian® must be entered in English via the IoT Olympian® secure application at www.showcaseegypt.org. When submitting all forms, the participant must fill in all data. Upon submission, each participant must supply contact details that will be electronically saved, used, and processed by Showcase Egypt according to the participant's consent to carry out the IoT Olympian® and award prizes.
When entering a submission to the competition, each participant must choose a category that their submission represents. The same solution cannot be submitted for multiple categories. Details on categories and prizes can be found at the website www.showcaseegypt.com.
Each participant acknowledges that their contact details will be saved after the competition is closed and the winner is awarded. Showcase Egypt and partners may then contact the participants to determine whether to continue the collaboration.
All mandatory data must be completed by January 22nd, 2022 (23:59 Cairo). All solutions with completed required fields will automatically be entered into the competition. Submitted products and prototypes will then be shown to the IoT Olympian® judges for evaluation.
Showcase Egypt intends to maintain the competition database and make it accessible during the course of the competition. Showcase Egypt does not guarantee that the competition database will be accessible at all times. Internet traffic conditions, availability, or server capacity may limit or cause the accessibility to deteriorate to differing degrees.
Upon entry into the competition, all participants must ensure that they have unrestricted rights necessary to submit their applications and that by doing so, they do not violate any rights of publicity or privacy or otherwise infringe upon any person's or entity's intellectual property rights.
All participants agree that all judging panel members can view the submitted solutions anonymously. In case one or more judges are interested in one or more of the submitted solutions (for cooperation, acquisition, or the like), the organizer will contact the respective participant and ask for permission to forward the respective solution to the respective judge.
All participants agree that should their submission fit one or more other competitions organized by Showcase Egypt, the submission will be included in the other competition(s) evaluation process, and the submitter will also have the chance to become a finalist in this other competition(s). An overview of the competitions organized by Showcase Egypt can be found at www.showcaseegypt.com.
All completed submissions go through first filtering by a group of experts. After, the official IoT Olympian® judges evaluate and rate the submissions based on the following criteria:
- Degree of innovation
- Commercial potential
- Technological feasibility
- Marketing approach
- Time to market
- Required investments
All experts involved in the evaluation process have to accept a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), where they agree to evaluate with confidentiality to gain access to the submissions. The NDA will be made between Showcase Egypt and each judge. The evaluation takes place online and anonymously. The judges review the submissions based on the individual identification number (ID); no contact details are shared at the evaluation phase.
Awarding of Prizes
The judges of the IoT Olympian® will select finalists per category, one winner per category at their sole discretion for final public voting, and three winners will be elected. Showcase Egypt will pay prize money to winners or persons authorized by them according to the competition terms and conditions and in the name or for the account of the respective contracting authority.
The prize money will be paid in the currency of the contracting authority or organizer using the bank's exchange rate executing the transfer on the day of payment. The prize recipient bears any resulting tax obligations caused or affected by the prize money received. In its sole discretion, Showcase Egypt may cancel, rescind, suspend, withhold, or otherwise limit or restrict this Award and its prizes without prior notice.
More details about the exact prizes are announced on the IoT Olympian® website at www.showcaseegypt.org.
The submissions and the saved treatment statuses will be protected against any access by unauthorized third parties. According to a signed NDA, the personnel and experts involved in the organization and evaluation of the competition are committed to treating all matters confidentially.
The IoT Olympian® and the special prize winners and their respective submissions will be identified and made public during the public vote and award ceremonies. Once the solution has been publicly awarded, the organizer takes no further responsibility regarding further cooperation between participants and the official partners.
Title and Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Rights ("IPR") means all intellectual property rights related to each solution or submission including, without limitation, patents (including utility models), pending patent applications, copyrights (including copyrights covering software or firmware), mask works on integrated circuit mask sets, design patents, and designs (whether or not capable of registration), chip topography rights and other like protection, trademarks and any other form of statutory protection of any kind and applications for any of the foregoing as well as any trade secrets or other intellectual property rights, whether in existence now or created, invented or developed in the future.
Participation in this competition shall not modify, transfer or otherwise affect the title, right, or ownership of any copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade names, logos, or any other IPR existing in any submitted solution. Any and all such rights shall remain the exclusive property of the respective party and/or participant owning such rights. However, Showcase Egypt reserves the right to use the winning product and the finalist submissions in any publicity or promotion relating to the competition after the winner is announced.
Further, each participant agrees that Showcase Egypt and the official partners (with Showcase Egypt's approval) may use a winner and/or finalist participants' name, photos (including the photos taken of the finalists and winners in the IoT Olympian® events and award ceremonies) and a description of the idea in any publicity or promotion relating to the competition and that Showcase Egypt has the right to publicize the winning prototype/product and the names of all the finalists and/or award winners, all without royalty or consideration.
Showcase Egypt is not granting any IPR protection in connection with the competition and makes no warranties of any kind related thereto. Participants are solely responsible for protecting any and all IPR in any submissions and should do so before entering the competition.
Prior to participation in the IoT Olympian®, all participants must make an independent determination that they are authorized to submit a product or prototype in the competition by notifying, if applicable, their employer, or if a student, their College and/or University, whichever is applicable, of the respective product or prototype to be submitted and the participant's intent to submit this product or prototype in the competition. The notification hereto is required by each participant so that each participant can determine if their employer or former employer and/or their College and/or University, whichever is applicable, holds IPR in the solution being submitted because, among other reasons, the product or prototype was developed in connection with the participant's employment, or if a student, developed by the participant in the course of his or her study or research at the College or University.
Each participant must disclose all IPR held by and/or all IPR applications made by the participant or any other parties in connection with any submitted products or prototypes or parts thereof in the database (mandatory field).
Each participant understands and acknowledges that any IPR protection in any submitted solution may be lost, waived, or become common property as a result of participation in the IoT Olympian® and/or through the publication of the solution during the IoT Olympian® public vote and award ceremonies unless the solution is properly protected prior to submission. Showcase Egypt strongly recommends all products and prototypes be properly protected under applicable law before submission.
Despite all efforts taken by Showcase Egypt to keep the submitted solutions confidential prior to the publication of the product or prototype, each participant understands and agrees that Showcase Egypt does not assume any liability for any damage resulting from the submitted product or prototype becoming public.
State, Federal, and International Regulations
This competition is subject to the provisions of all applicable International, state, and local laws and regulations. This offer is void where prohibited.
By participating in the competition, the participant agrees to and shall comply with these terms and conditions. Showcase Egypt takes no responsibility regarding the provision of the prizes offered by any of the official partners.
Showcase Egypt reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify, at any point in time, any submission that does not comply with the requirements set forth in these terms and conditions without notification. Any direct or indirect form of gaming, collusion, misrepresentations, or otherwise deceptive or abusive behaviour shall be deemed a violation of these competition terms and conditions. Showcase Egypt reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and cancel any entry from any participant it finds to be tampering with the operation of the competition, acting in violation of these terms and conditions or acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants.
Caution: Any attempt by an entity or individual to deliberately damage any website or undermining the legitimate operation of the competition may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Showcase Egypt reserves the right to seek compensatory, punitive and other damages from any such entity or individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.
If Showcase Egypt cancels an entry, the relevant participation application in the competition shall be terminated, and all associated rights shall lapse.
Showcase Egypt shall be responsible for overseeing the competition, including but not limited to managing all aspects of determining eligible submissions. By participating in the competition, participants acknowledge that all decisions of Showcase Egypt and the judges are final and binding in all respects. The award decisions will not be subject to dispute in a court of law. Participants have no right to a statement of the experts' judgments.
Showcase Egypt may issue interpretive guidelines regarding the provisions of these terms and conditions. Showcase Egypt may modify these terms and conditions from time to time; modifications will take effect at the time they are announced.
Suppose any part of these terms and conditions is declared invalid or unenforceable for any reason. In that case, the remainder will be valid and enforceable as if the invalid or unenforceable part were not included herein. There shall be substituted for any invalid or unenforceable provision a suitable provision that as far as is legally possible, comes nearest to the sense and purpose of these terms and conditions, taking into account all other applicable rules and policies.
If for any reason the competition is not capable of running as originally planned due to any reason, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, unforeseen circumstances, public health conditions, fraud, or technical failures which in Showcase Egypt' sole discretion corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, safety or proper conduct of the competition, Showcase Egypt reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the competition. In the event the competition is so terminated, then these terms and conditions will be considered null and void and of no further force or effect (except those Sections herein regarding liability and/or damages, which shall survive indefinitely), and Showcase Egypt will have no obligations or liability of any kind to any participant. In the event the competition is so suspended or modified, then Showcase Egypt may determine, at its sole discretion, when and/or with what modification(s) the competition will resume, and any subsequent winner(s) will be determined in a manner which Showcase Egypt determines, in its sole discretion, is fair, appropriate and consistent with these terms and conditions.
Showcase Egypt and its official partners are not responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate, or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the competition, and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to the competition website, regardless of the cause or reason, therefore. The official partners are mentioned on the website at www.showcaseegypt.org.
Showcase Egypt and its official partners are not responsible for injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this competition, from uploading or downloading materials to or from any website, or from the use of any website.
In no event will Showcase Egypt and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and otherwise related companies, their respective agencies or their respective officers, directors, employees, members, shareholders, attorneys, representatives, and agents, be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of, resulting from, arising in connection with or participation in, the competition, including the negligence of other parties or their affiliates, representatives, employees, and agents, or the negligence of any other participant in the competition, or any other cause. In no event shall Showcase Egypt and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and related companies, their respective agencies, or their respective officers, directors, employees, members, shareholders, attorneys, representatives, and agents, be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, punitive or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions.
Showcase Egypt and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and related companies, their respective agencies or their respective officers, directors, employees, members, shareholders, attorneys, representatives, and agents make no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or use or non-infringement concerning the competition or any website utilized to enter this competition. To avoid doubt, no provision in these terms and conditions shall be construed as limiting the liability of any party which cannot be excluded under generally applicable law.
By participating in this competition, each participant releases, indemnifies, and holds harmless Showcase Egypt and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and licensees, the service agencies and independent contractors of any of the above organizations and their respective directors, officers, employees, members, shareholders, attorneys, representatives, and agents, from and against any and all liability, judgments, claims, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys' fees) with respect to or in any way arising from participation in the competition or the awarding, acceptance, possession or use (or misuse) of the competition award, including, but not limited to, liability for personal injury.
These terms and conditions and the relationship between the participant and Showcase Egypt are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Canada, including data protection regulations, as applied to agreements entered into and fully performed therein by residents thereof. All participants consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in the state and federal courts sitting in Vancouver, Canada, shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any disputes which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms and conditions. In the event of litigation hereunder, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees.
This competition has not been approved or endorsed by any government agency. By participating in this competition or accepting any prize that they may win, all participants agree to release Showcase Egypt, their subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, and employees from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this competition and/or acceptance or use of the prize.
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