For energy companies, specifically startups and small & medium enterprises (SMEs), looking to develop their capabilities and grow their business in the smart and clean energy landscape.
By submitting your application form, you confirm having read and agreed to our Rules.
THIS CHALLENGE IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
Any eligible individual/person who takes part in this Challenge as part of an eligible company/ entity (each person a “Participant” or “You” and its eligible entity the “Company”) is bound by the following Rules. Please read carefully before participating in the Challenge.
a) This Challenge is organised by Envision Digital International Pte. Ltd. (which is incorporated and registered in Singapore with UEN: 201730441W, with its registered address1 Harbourfront Ave, #17-01 Keppel Bay Tower, Singapore 098632) (the “Organiser”).
b) The Energy Market Authority (“EMA”) is the official Partner (the “Partner”) of the Challenge.
c) EMA’s involvement as the Partner includes involvement in the selection of entities for this Challenge. In collaboration with the Organiser, the Partner may also launch the EMA-Envision Startup Grant Application (“Grant Application”) to provide funding opportunities to promising solutions on a competitive basis. The Organiser and Partner shall jointly agree on the award(s) (“Award”) to be issued under the Grant Application.
d) By participating in this Challenge, for and on behalf of the Company, the Participants confirm that they have read and unconditionally agree to these Rules and that they accept any and all of the Organiser’s decisions regarding the Challenge as final and binding in all respects. This does not affect any statutory rights.
e) “Pitch Deck” means the deliverables, documents, or other materials (including texts, presentations, videos, etc.) generated by each Company and/or its Participants and submitted as part of their application to the Challenge.
f) “Project Proposal” means the deliverables, documents, or other materials (e.g., presentations etc.) generated by each Shortlisted Company (as defined below) and submitted in Phase 4 – Grant Call Phase.
g) The Organiser may pass on any Pitch Decks submitted by the Participants to any other company within the Organiser group of companies (the “Organiser Group”), the Partner, and other third parties involved in the operation, evaluation or judging of the Challenge including, for the avoidance of doubt, for marketing and communications purposes.
h) The official language of the Challenge is English. All Challenge matters, including registration, correspondence, Pitch Deck and Project Proposal submission, etc. must be in the English language.
i) The Challenge is not a formal part of the Organiser recruitment process and participation in the Challenge will not influence any subsequent application made by a Participant for a job, apprenticeship, internship or other training scheme with the Organiser or any other companies within the Organiser Group.
j) Participation in the Challenge does not confer any advantage when seeking investment from Organiser ventures or any similar initiative within the Organiser Group.
k) There is no participation fee.
a) The Challenge shall be conducted by the Organiser between 24 October 2021 (“Start Date”) to 30 November 2022 (“End Date”) (“Challenge Period”).
b) The Start Date, End Date, Challenge Period any other dates and durations of the Challenge may be amended or extended at the Organiser’s sole and absolute discretion.
a) Subject to this Clause 3 and the other provisions of these Rules, participation in the Challenge is open to any Participant who is, or will be, 18 years of age or older by Start Date.
b) The Challenge is open to eligible start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (“Company” or “Companies”) that have solutions that support the Singapore Energy Transition, including but not limited to the following challenge themes:
Urban Energy Efficiency
Low Carbon Solutions (e.g., hydrogen, hydrogen enriched natural gas)
(each, a “Challenge Theme” and collectively, the “Challenge Themes”).
c) Such eligible Companies must fulfil the following criteria:
Registered in Singapore and have significant business operations in Singapore;
Less than SGD$100 Million in annual sales turnover;
Group employment size below 200 employees;
Minimum of 30% local ordinary shareholding [This requirement (iv) applies only for Shortlisted Companies (as defined below) invited for the Grant Application (see Section 5 Phase 4)]; and
The Companies must minimally have a commercially viable solution or technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies).
d) Please note the above Challenge Themes and criteria for eligibility shall be determined and can be amended from time to time by the Organiser and Partner in their absolute discretion.
e) Current employees, past employees, apprentices, trainees, interns, agents, officers or directors of the Organiser, or any other companies within the Organiser Group (including joint ventures), and Partner are not eligible to participate in the Challenge.
f) The Challenge is open to employees, agents, affiliates, officers or directors of any advertiser, promotion agency or fulfilment agency of the Organiser, the Partner or of anyone else professionally connected with the Challenge provided they declare this information in the application form to the Organiser upon registration.
g) For the avoidance of doubt, Participants who do not declare that they are in the process of being recruited for a job, apprenticeship, traineeship, or internship by any company within the Organiser Group (including joint ventures) and the Partner will be automatically disqualified if their employment, apprenticeship, traineeship, or internship commences any time during the Challenge Period.
h) Participants are not entitled to enter the Challenge if they are resident in a country or jurisdiction where the Challenge may breach any law or regulation. Where this applies, the Organiser’s invitation to enter the Challenge in Singapore is withdrawn.
i) Participants undertake to Organiser that it will comply with all applicable laws, including anti-bribery laws. Participants represent and warrant to the Organiser that it has not made and will not make any payments and has not given or will not give anything of value to officials, officers, or employees of the government or to any agency, department, or instrumentality of such government, or to any other person, in connection with such expenditure which would be inconsistent with or contravene applicable anti-bribery laws. Except as otherwise notified to the Organiser in writing and to the best of its knowledge exercising reasonable diligence, no officer, agent, or employee engaged by it or acting on its behalf is an official, officer or employee of a government agency or department, or state-owned business.
Registration and Participation in the Challenge
a) Participants wishing to participate in the Challenge must fill in the application form and submit the same on the official website of the Challenge (“Challenge Website”) at www.netzerostartup.sg. Participants must submit the application form on or before 31 January 2022 at 23:59 GMT+8 (“Application Deadline”).
b) A Participant and the Company may only register for entry into the Challenge once for each Challenge Theme. For the avoidance of doubt, the Participant and Company may register for up to three (3) Challenge Themes in total.
c) Registrations must not be defamatory, offensive, obscene or in violation of intellectual property rights or rights of privacy or publicity in the Organiser’s sole and absolute discretion and the Organiser reserves the right to disqualify a Company if a registration or any part thereof falls under one of these categories.
d) Submission of an application does not guarantee the Participant the opportunity to participate in the Challenge or proceed further in the Challenge. The Organiser reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion, to reject or refuse an application of any Participant without providing any reason whatsoever.
e) All decisions of the Organiser and the Partner will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into on that matter.
f) Participants enter the Challenge on behalf of their legal business organization and warrant and represent that they are authorized representatives of each respective Company. All Participants designated as the Company’s Focal Point (as defined below) must provide a valid e-mail address and mobile phone number as part of the registration process. Participants are responsible for updating their e-mail address and mobile phone number if it changes during the Challenge Period, and for four months thereafter.
g) The Organiser reserves the right to refuse participation, or to disqualify, at any time during the Challenge, Participants who have submitted incorrect, incomplete, fraudulent, or misleading information. Participants who do not comply with these Rules may also be disqualified from the Challenge without further notice.
h) Participants may be required by the Organiser to provide further information for the registration and shall do so within the timeframe specified by the Organiser, failing which the Participant would be deemed to have withdrawn or disqualified from the Challenge.
i) Participants will have no recourse against disqualification decisions.
j) Any Participant not correctly registered by the given deadline will not be able to participate further in the Challenge. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Participants may amend, modify, or withdraw their entry(ies) into the Challenge before the Registration Period closes. Such amendment, modification, or withdrawal can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
k) For the avoidance of doubt, all times mentioned in the Challenge are based on Singapore Time (GMT+8).
The Challenge Process
a) There are 5 phases in the Challenge. The process below sets out the key timings, deliverables, and deadlines for each phase of the Challenge.
All dates and schedules are subject to change at Organiser’s absolute discretion.
Phase 1 – Application Phase
(i) The registration period for Participants to submit their application for the Challenge begins on 24 October 2021 at 23:59 GMT+8 and ends on Application Deadline (“Registration Period”).
(ii) During the Registration Period, Participants may apply for the Challenge via submission of the application form in the Challenge Website in line with the directions in Section 4 above.
(iii) During the Registration Period, the Participants will be required to submit a Pitch Deck. The Pitch Deck submitted by the Participants shall be in response to the Challenge Theme(s). The Challenge Themes will be accessible through the Challenge Website.
(iv) If content from a third party has been used in the development of the Pitch Deck, all rights, authorizations, and agreements necessary to submit the Pitch Deck must have been obtained from such third party.
(v) The Pitch Deck must be submitted in PDF format with up to 20 slides, and must:
set out details of the Company;
provide an executive summary of the Company’s solution, technology, and deliverables; and
address the specific issues set out in the Challenge Theme in detail, including the unique value proposition, technical and commercial feasibility and novelty of the solution, the effectiveness of the solution in addressing the Challenge Theme, and expertise and track record of the Company, and other requirements as set out in the Challenge Theme.
Participants may be disqualified from the Challenge if the Pitch Deck cannot be downloaded, are not in the right format, or are incompatible or unintelligible.
(vi) Participants are responsible for and shall bear any and all costs and expenses associated with preparing and submitting the Pitch Deck. Participants shall assume all risks for damaged, lost, late, incomplete, invalid, incorrect, or misdirected Pitch Deck.
Phase 2 – Shortlisting Phase
(i) After the Registration Period closes, the Organiser and Partner may conduct pitch presentations with selected Participants and thereafter shortlist Participants for the Deepening Phase of the Challenge (“Shortlisting Phase”).
(ii) Shortlisted Companies (“Shortlisted Companies”) will be notified via email within two to three (2-3) months after the Registration Period closes.
(iii) Up to ten (10) Companies will be shortlisted during this Shortlisting Phase to proceed to phase 3.
Phase 3 – Deepening Phase
(i) In this phase, the Organiser will provide training to up to 2 team members of the Shortlisted Companies on EnOSTM and provide mentorship to refine the Pitch Decks to develop synergistic outcome with EnOSTM.
(ii) The Shortlisted Companies agree to be present, or designate a representative, for all meetings, presentation or pitching sessions, prototype testing, and trial sessions as scheduled by the Organiser or the panel of mentors, where applicable. In the event that the Shortlisted Companies cannot be present, a valid reason must be given as early as possible and within seven (7) days prior to the meetings, trainings, or sessions. Failure to comply may result in the Shortlisted Companies being disqualified from the Challenge.
Phase 4 – Grant Application Phase
(i) In this phase, the Partner will, in collaboration with the Organiser, launch the Grant Application in respect of the Challenge Themes.
(ii) During this Grant Call Phase, the Shortlisted Companies will be required to prepare and submit their Project Proposals in response to the Grant Application, with mentorship from the Organiser. The Shortlisted Companies shall also be required to utilise the Organiser’s operating system, EnOSTM, in their respective Project Proposals and solution offerings. More information about this requirement and EnOSTM will be provided to the Shortlisted Companies at a later date.
(iii) All Project Proposals prepared and submitted by the Shortlisted Companies in this Grant Call Phase shall be governed by the Partner’s application terms & conditions, which will be provided at a later date.
Phase 5 – Selection and Award Phase
(i) During the Selection and Award Phase, the Organiser and Partner may award Award(s) to selected Shortlisted Companies to implement the solutions stated in their Project Proposals. Each of these Shortlisted Companies who has been granted an Award shall be referred to as a “Grantee”. The amount Awarded will be dependent on the quality of the Project Proposal received.
(ii) This Challenge does not commit the Organiser or Partner to grant any Awards. The Organiser and Partner make no guarantee as to the provision of any Awards. Further, the Organiser and Partner reserve the right not to grant any Awards to the Shortlisted Companies if in their sole opinion none of the Project Proposals received are of sufficient merit.
(iii) The Organiser and Partner shall not be responsible for any risk or be liable for any claims, demands, liabilities, expenses, losses, cost, or damage in connection with the provision or non-provision of any of Awards.
(iv) No assignment or transfer of Awards is allowed by a Grantee. If a Grantee cannot be reached or is unable to accept the Awards or any portion of the Awards for any reason whatsoever for more than three (3) months after the first attempt to reach them was made, the Organiser and/or Partner shall have no further obligation to such Grantee. The Organiser and/or Partner will not replace any lost or stolen Awards after being awarded to Shortlisted Companies. Finalists will accept the Awards “as it is”. The Organiser and Partner disclaim any warranty regarding the Awards.
(v) Post granting of the Award, the Organiser or Partner may request that the Company execute a confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement for the purpose of entering into negotiations regarding further development of the solutions as described in the Project Proposals.
a) Only one (1) individual from each Company may submit an application form for this Challenge. This individual will be deemed as the Participant who is participating on behalf of the Company in the Challenge. For the avoidance of doubt, this Participant may form a team of members to participate in this Challenge. Eligible Participants cannot participate in more than one Company.
b) If the Participant forms a team for this Challenge, the Participant / Company must appoint a main contact person (the “Focal Point”) and inform the Organiser. Emails sent by the Organiser to the email address provided by the Focal Point will be considered delivered to each Company’s Participant.
c) Each Participant must ensure that his or her participation in the Challenge and the participation of the Company he or she is in, are lawful in accordance with the laws of Singapore and all other laws applicable to the Organiser. Neither the Organiser, nor any other companies in the Organiser Group or their representatives or agents shall be taken to have made any representations, express or implied, as to the lawfulness of any Participant’s or Company’s participation in the Challenge.
d) If at any stage in the Challenge a Company and/or its relevant Participants are disqualified from the Challenge or a Company and/or its relevant Participants cannot be traced or contacted after reasonable efforts have been made by the Organiser, that Company and/or its relevant Participants will forego the right to progress any further in the Challenge.
e) Company and/or its relevant Participants may upload photographs, images, or a video as part of their participation in the Challenge. Any such photograph/image/video, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the relevant Company and/or its relevant Participants. By uploading a photograph/image/video to the Challenge online submission link at the Challenge Website or at any point during the Challenge where such materials will be used or publicly viewed, each Company and/or its relevant Participants represents, acknowledges, and warrants that any photograph/image/video uploaded is an original work created solely by the Company and/or its relevant Participants , that the photograph/image/video does not infringe the intellectual property rights (including, without limitation patents, copyrights, visual materials in whatever form, sound recordings, any copyright protectable work, designs, trade or services marks, database rights, rights in know-how, rights protecting goodwill and reputation, moral rights or other similar rights in any country, in each case whether or not registered, and any applications for registration of any of the foregoing, and all rights to apply to register any of the foregoing) of any third party, or the image rights of any third party, copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph/image/video. NB: If the photograph/image/video contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Company and/or its relevant Participants and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph/image/video, the Company and/or its relevant Participants is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph/image/video, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph/image/video in the manner set out in these Rules without additional compensation.
a) All correspondence throughout the Challenge must be in the English language.
b) Any additional questions or comments concerning the Challenge should be sent via email to email@example.com with the subject stating “Net-Zero Startup Challenge 2021”.
c) The Organiser makes no guarantee of an answer or a time in which an answer may be given. The Organiser reserves the right not to answer a question if, in the Organiser’s opinion, an answer would give an unfair advantage to certain Participants.
d) Participants who have received unofficial or content sensitive information relating to the Challenge with the intent of allowing an unfair competitive advantage, from employees, interns, apprentices and trainees or any party involved with the Challenge must immediately inform the Organiser by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject stating “Net-Zero Startup Challenge 2021 – Disputes”.
a) Each Company and/or its relevant Participants agree that their Pitch Decks will be treated as having been submitted on a non-confidential basis whether or not such Pitch Decks are marked or referred to by the Participant as being confidential.
b) None of the Organiser, companies within the Organiser Group, the Organiser’s affiliated partners including the Partner will have a duty to treat the Pitch Decks as confidential.
c) The Organiser, companies within the Organiser Group, the Organiser’s affiliated partners including the Partner may pass on any Pitch Decks to their venture capital and other partners on a non-confidential basis.
d) Each Company and/or its relevant Participants agree to provide the Organiser, companies within the Organiser Group and the Partner a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual licence (with the right to grant sub-licences) to reproduce, use, copy, modify, distribute and/or reference the whole or any part of any Pitch Decks for marketing and publicity purposes and in any media, whether or not currently invented.
e) Each Company and/or its relevant Participants warrant that they have the necessary rights to grant the licence contemplated in these Rules.
f) Nothing in these Rules shall be construed as the Organiser granting any Company and/or its relevant Participants any licence under the Organiser Group’s intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, the Organiser Group’s trademarks, trade names, and copyright in any images, publications and/or other materials produced by, or on behalf of, Organiser Group and distributed to Participants in connection with the Challenge), which may only be used by Participants with the Organiser’s prior written consent.
g) Each Company and/or its relevant Participants acknowledge and agree that:
The Organiser and/or persons authorised by the Organiser Group may film, photograph and/or make other forms of recording of Participants whilst Participants are present at and/or participating in events organised for or in connection with the Challenge (“Recording”);
ii. As between the Organiser and Participants, the copyright and any and all other intellectual property rights, title and interest in the Recording shall vest in the Organiser Group who shall be entitled to deal with all or any part of the Recording in such ways as the Organiser Group, in its absolute discretion, sees fit; and
iii. The Organiser shall have no obligation to acknowledge Participants in any finished material in which all or any part of the Recording is included.
h) Each Company and/or its relevant Participants agree to allow the Organiser Group to (without any remuneration) use, represent, and reproduce their name, image, biography, and words for any purpose in connection with the promotion of the Challenge and/or the Organiser Group (including, without limitation, in conjunction with any Pitch Decks and/or Recording) by all means, in any kind of medium and format and in any territory.
i) By entering the Challenge, the Company and/or its relevant Participants warrants that the content of their entry is entirely of that Company and/or its relevant Participants’ own creation and does not in any way infringe the intellectual property rights (including, without limitation patents, copyrights, visual materials in whatever form, sound recordings, any copyright protectable work, designs, trade or services marks, database rights, rights in know-how, rights protecting goodwill and reputation, moral rights or other similar rights in any country, in each case whether or not registered, and any applications for registration of any of the foregoing, and all rights to apply to register any of the foregoing) of any other person. If it is discovered that any entry is not the original creation of the appropriate Company and/or its relevant Participants and/or breaches and other person’s intellectual property rights, the Organiser shall be entitled to disqualify that entry and the appropriate Company and/or its relevant Participants from the Challenge.
b) Participants may be requested to take part in promotional activity relating to their involvement in the Challenge and the Organiser reserves the right to use the name(s) of Participants, their photographs, and audio/visual recordings of them in any publicity. Participants may also be required to take part in further reasonable promotional activities arranged by the Organiser.
c) The Partner and Organiser will not keep personal data relating to Participants for longer than is necessary. Data relating to Participants will be retained by the Partner or Organiser for a reasonable period after the Challenge closes to assist the Partner and Organiser in operating Challenges in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries relating to the Challenge.
Claims and Disputes
a) Any Company and/or its relevant Participants suspected by the Organiser of plagiarism, fraud or any improper conduct may be investigated, and, if deemed appropriate by the Organiser (in its sole and absolute discretion), disqualified from the Challenge.
b) The Organiser’s decision and discretion on any dispute shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into on that matter.
c) Save for the agreement between the Organiser and each Company and/or its relevant Participants for the provision of the Challenge as set out herein, participation in the Challenge shall in no event be considered or construed as giving rise to any contractual relations with the Organiser or any of the Organiser Group entities and, in particular, shall not give rise to any employment relationship, or commercial or contractual benefits or relationship with the Company and/or its relevant Participants.
a) Participants agree that the Organiser, the Organiser Group, its affiliates and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, representatives and agents (“released parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be released and held harmless by the Companies and/or its relevant Participants from/ for any claims, liabilities, or causes of action of any kind or nature, for any injury, loss or damages of any kind including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages to persons, including without limitation disability or death.
b) All information provided in relation to the Challenge is provided by the Organiser and Partner “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties, in which case such limitation or exclusion shall apply only to the extent permitted by the law in the relevant jurisdiction.
c) Participation in the Challenge implies acknowledgement and acceptance of the characteristics, limits and risks of the internet and related technologies, particularly with regards to performance, response time, the security of software and computer equipment against various potential attacks, such as viruses, logic bombs or Trojans, and loss or misuse of data. As a result, neither the Organiser nor the Partner will be held liable in any way for any damage incurred by Participants arising from these characteristics, limits, and risks, which Participants accept by registering and taking part in the Challenge.
d) The Organiser will not in any case be held liable for damages resulting from faults with or delays in the submission of Pitch Decks or Project Proposals by Participants, including refusal to accept Pitch Decks or Project Proposals as a consequence of their submission outside the deadlines set out in the Rules, from faults with or delays to the sending of any emails by the Participant sent as part of the Challenge, or from any alterations made to the Project Proposals independently of the Organiser and/or the Partner.
e) The Organiser and Partner will not, in any case, be held liable for damages resulting from services provided by a third-party relating to the Award.
f) The Organiser will not be held liable for the consequences of a Participant’s disqualification from the Challenge as a result of their violation of these Rules.
a) The Organiser and Partner assume no responsibility or liability for any loss arising out of or from:
(i) technical issues, system or software failures experienced by a Company and/or its relevant Participants in submitting their registration via the online registration form
(ii) user errors; or (iii) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete or unintelligible registrations. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
b) The Organiser tries to ensure the standard of the online registration form link remain high but cannot be held responsible for interruptions of service. The Organiser reserves the right to suspend temporarily the operation of the online registration form link without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance, or repair or for any other reason beyond its control.
c) The following terms and conditions of participation apply during the entire Challenge:
Each Company and/or its relevant Participants takes part in the Challenge on his/her own account, costs, and liability;
ii. Each Company and/or its relevant Participants is aware of the potential hazards associated with his/her participation;
iii. Under civil and criminal law, each Company and/or its relevant Participants will be solely responsible for all damage caused by him or her in participating in this Challenge, as well as for damage to his or her own property. In particular, the Company and/or its relevant Participants must compensate any damage he/she has caused to the Organiser’s premises and the Organiser’s other facilities;
iv. Each Company and/or its relevant Participants declares that they accept liability in the case of damage and that they will pay possible claims for damages by the Organiser;
v. Every Participant shall not be under the influence of drugs, or alcohol and shall comply with all of Organiser’s HSSE policies where applicable while participating in any of the sessions and/or events for the Challenge;
vi. Each Company and/or its relevant Participants is aware that the Organiser will not offer or provide any insurance cover;
vii. Each Company and/or its relevant Participants undertakes to observe the Organiser’s code of conduct and all safety regulations; and
d) The Organiser reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Challenge in whole or in part at any time.
e) The Organiser may at its sole discretion disqualify any Company and/or its relevant Participants from participating further in the Challenge if the Company shows a disregard for these Rules or acts in any inappropriate, unsporting, or disruptive manner.
f) The Partner and Organiser reserves the right to monitor any information/materials submitted through the Challenge Website by each Company and/or its relevant Participants. The Organiser, at its sole discretion and without prior notice, may at any time review, remove or otherwise block any information/materials submitted through the Challenge.
g) The Organiser and Partner reserves the right to unilaterally amend these Rules from time to time and each Company and/or its relevant Participants shall review and comply with the Rules as updated on the Challenge Website from time to time.
h) If the Company and/or its relevant Participants has submitted the same, or a broadly similar, idea in any other Challenge(s), details of the Challenge(s) in which that idea has been used must be provided to the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any entry which is composed of substantially the same idea or concept as has been submitted by the relevant Company and/or its relevant Participants in any other Challenge.
i) If any provision of these Rules is declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained in these Rules will be not affected or impaired in any way.
j) Nothing in these Rules shall create or be deemed to create a partnership (whether under the Partnership Act (Chapter 391) or otherwise) or joint venture between the Organiser and the Partner or render any of them directly liable to any third party for the liabilities or obligations of the other. Except as expressly provided in these Rules, none of the Organiser or the Partner have the authority to hold themselves as having authority to act as an agent of another, make any representations or give any warranties to third parties on behalf of or in respect of another, or bind another in any way.
k) These Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with and governed by the laws of Singapore.
l) Any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions, including any question regarding its existence, validity, or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC Rules“) for the time being in force, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference in this clause. The seat of the arbitration shall be Singapore. The Tribunal shall consist of 1 arbitrator. The language of the arbitration shall be English.
Important notes for acknowledgement by any Participant:
(i) Any ideas or other material submitted by you will be treated as having been submitted on a NON-CONFIDENTIAL basis whether or not such ideas or other material are marked or referred to by you as confidential. The Organiser will not have a duty to treat such ideas or other material as confidential.
(ii) The Organiser may pass on any ideas or other material submitted by you to the Organiser Group, Partner, and any other partners. Again, this will be on a NON-CONFIDENTIAL basis.
(iv) All information or advice provided as part of the Challenge website is intended to be general in nature. The Organiser is not liable for any action you may take as a result of relying on such information or advice or for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of you taking this action.
(v) Please note that the Singapore government regulates the export of certain technical data and information from Singapore along with the release of technical data and information to foreign nationals located in Singapore. When disclosing technical details of a technology, you MUST first ensure that the subject technology is not controlled under Singapore Export Control laws. This is your responsibility. Your country may also have equivalent or similar export regulations. For assistance in this determination, contact your legal counsel.
(vi) By submitting such details, you hereby certify that such technical information is not restricted for export to Singapore.