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Terms & Conditions

Overview

PUB Global Innovation Challenge (the “Programme”) is organised by Public Utilities Board (“PUB”) Singapore and Padang & Co Pte Ltd, UEN No.: 201406957G (“Padang”) henceforth collectively known as “the Organisers”

These Terms and Conditions (“T&C”) govern the Programme. Participation in the Programme constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as may be amended by the Organisers when required at the Organisers’ sole discretion.

Terms & Conditions

Article 1 – DEFINITIONS

“Website”: pub.gov.sg/innovationchallenge
“Deliverables”: jointly refers to the Application Questionnaire and the Application Deck.
“Participant”: refers to any company registered in accordance with the T&C who takes part in the Programme.

Article 2 - CONDITIONS FOR ENTERING THE PROGRAMME

2.1. Participation in this Programme is free.
2.2. By participating in the Programme, the Participant will have read these T&C, and fully accepted their terms in their entirety without reservation.
2.3. Any Participant who does not abide by the terms of the T&C at any time during the Programme will be automatically disqualified from the Programme.

Article 3 - APPLICATION AND ACCESS TO THE PROGRAMME

3.1. To apply for the Programme, the Participant must fill in a questionnaire (“Application Questionnaire”) on the Website on or before the 2359 hours Singapore time on 2 November. (“Deadline”)
3.2. Any Application Questionnaire containing incomplete information will not be accepted as an application entry.
3.3. The Participant agrees to be contacted through email sent by the Organisers during their participation in the Programme. The Participant also agrees to be contacted by phone.

Article 4 - CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF THE DELIVERABLES

4.1. Deliverables must be sent in the requested format and be written in English. For the pitch deck, it must be submitted in PPT, PPTX or PDF format.
4.2. In case of difficulties or an inability to read the Deliverables, the relevant Participant will be notified and have the responsibility to re-submit it within 12 hours of the notification being sent out by the Organisers.
4.3. Each Participant undertakes that the content of the Deliverables, and any other additional document submitted for the purpose of the Programme, is produced by itself. If it is found that the content has been plagiarized, the Participant will be disqualified.
4.4. The use of photos or images must be free of copyright. In any case, the Organisers will not be held responsible for the use of documents on which third parties have rights.

Article 5 - PILOT FUNDING

5.1. After the Deadline, PUB will evaluate Participants based on their Deliverables and shortlisted Participants will be invited to a pitch interview. Based on the interview outcomes, companies will be nominated for pilot funding (“Nominees”).
5.2. The Nominees may be awarded up to S$250,000 of funding.
5.3. The Nominees or approved funding is not transferable, and their sale or exchange is forbidden.
5.4. The Nominees will be required to submit a detailed project proposal using the template provided by PUB, which includes a breakdown of the project cost and justification for the funding required from PUB. The proposal and fund request will then be subjected to review and approval by PUB’s Project Evaluation Panel. The Panel will also determine the final amount of approved funding. More than 1 Nominee per problem statement could eventually receive the funding.
5.5. Components/items allowable for funding and disbursement of approved funds are subjected to PUB’s prevailing terms and conditions. In general, disbursement of the funding amount shall be based on the completion of project milestones, which shall be determined with and approved by PUB.
5.6. If the pilot is successful, additional funding/contracts could be provided to deploy and scale-up the implementation of the solutions.
5.7 The Participant is responsible for the payment of any applicable statutory taxes, including withholding tax, for work done in Singapore. Where withholding tax applies, the Organisers will withhold a percentage of the payment for manpower for remittance to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). For more information on withholding tax, please refer to this link: https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/Other-Taxes/Withholding-Tax/

Article 6 - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

6.1 By participating in this Programme, the Participant has consented to the disclosure of the Deliverables to the Organisers and persons associated with the Programme, and to the publication of information relating to the Deliverables on various media platforms, including social media platforms.
6.2 The Participant warrants that any and all of the copyright, patents, trademarks, design rights, know-how, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights subsisting in or used in connection with the Deliverables (“Intellectual Property Rights”) is and remain the sole property of the Participant.
6.3 The Participant shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Organisers against any and all claims, suits, losses, damages, costs, fees, and expenses arising out of or in connection with the Intellectual Property Rights.
6.4 Nothing in these T&C constitute a license of the Intellectual Property Rights by the Participant to any of the Organisers.

Article 7 – COMMUNICATION

7.1. The Participant authorizes the Organisers to reproduce their trademark and their registered business names free of charge on communication materials about the Programme, including, but not limited, to websites, email signatures, newsletters, press releases, posters or banners at trade fairs, and on various social media platforms.
7.2 The Participant agrees and consents to public disclosure and use of their company members’ name, image, audio, and video recording for publicity purposes without payment or compensation.

Article 8 – LIABILITY

8.1. The Organisers shall not be liable to the Participant for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or suffered by the Participant howsoever arising in connection with the Participant’s participation in the Programme, whether virtually via the website, or physically in person, and including but not limited to the disclosure and publication of the Deliverables in connection with the Programme.

Article 9 – PERSONAL DATA

9.1. Where the Participant has disclosed to the Organisers personal data of her/himself (where the Participant is a natural person) or of his representatives (where the Participant is a corporate entity), the Participant hereby gives his own consent, and confirms that he has obtained from such persons their consent to the collection, use and disclosure by the Organisers of such personal data, for example, as mentioned in Article 3.

Article 10 – MODIFICATION OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

10.1 The Organisers reserve the right to modify the T&C at any time, without prior notification to the Participant. The Participant is invited to read the T&C, which are published on the Website, on a regular basis.

Article 11 – CANCELLATION AND SUSPENSION OF THE PROGRAMME

11.1 The Organisers reserve the right to cancel, shorten, and suspend the Programme without prior notice.

Article 12 – CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

12.1 Except with the written consent of the Organisers, the Participant shall not disclose any information issued or furnished by or on behalf of the Organisers in connection therewith to any person.
12.2 In addition to the foregoing, the Participant shall not make use of any information obtained directly or indirectly from the Organisers or compiled or generated by the Participant in the course of the Programme which pertains to or is derived from such information, other than use for the purposes of this Programme, without the prior written consent of the Organisers.

Article 13 – GIFTS, INDUCEMENTS AND REWARDS

​ 13.1 The Organisers will disqualify the Participant if the Participant shall have offered or given or agreed to give to the Organiser or any person any gift or consideration of any kind as an inducement or reward for their participation in the Programme.

Article 14 – APPLICABLE LAW

​​​14.1 These T&C are governed by and construed in accordance with Singapore law. The Organisers and the Participant submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.