All entries will be assessed in confidence by the Medical Futures team for compliance with the Rules and Regulations and suitability for passing on to the Judges.
Proposals that are receiving public funding or private financing (venture capital funding) are fully eligible to enter the competition, although disclosure of all funding sources to the Judges is essential. The competition places no constraints on entrants or winning applications.
No entries will be allowed to pass onto the Judges of the competition without adequate evidence of appropriate intellectual property protection and management.
In the case of a hospital or University employee or those who hold an honorary contract with a hospital or University, the applicant is expected to have adhered to the hospital or Universities, intellectual property framework and ascertained ownership of the intellectual property with the respective organisations.
If the intellectual property has been partnered or licensed, evidence of permission to enter the competition must be provided.
Neither ICI nor Medical Futures will at any time pass personal details pertaining to the Awards application on to any third party without the expressed permission of the entrant.
An entrant that has won any previous Award remains eligible to enter the competition, although the entrant must clearly state details of previous Awards on their entry form.
Where clinical trials have taken place, ethics approval must have been obtained and research governance adhered to.
An entrant may submit more than one entry for the competition
A team or company may submit applications. The competition prize will then be awarded to the team/company as a whole.
By entering you acknowledge and agree that you authored the entry, and that the entry and do not infringe any third party rights (including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade dress rights, or rights of privacy or publicity). The entry form is the property of Medical Futures Ltd. All project ideas and designs should demonstrate originality. This may be in the form of improvements to existing products or as totally new concepts. Where violation of existing intellectual property rights has been proven the entrant might be disqualified. In the event that an entry goes forward which unknowingly infringes existing intellectual property rights then ICI , Medical Futures, Award sponsors or any of the judges can accept no liability for third party claims. Such liability will remain with the entrant.
Entries are judged on the information given on the application form; entries must therefore be clearly presented to convey the merits of the proposition.
No applications will be included after the deadline. ICI however, reserves the right to change the deadline. ICI will make every effort to conform to these deadlines; should a change be required, it will be published on the website.
In the eventuality of an overwhelming response, ICI or Medical Futures reserves the right to limit the number of applications to 300. In this eventuality, no further applications will be accepted. This will be made clear on the website.
The entry must state clearly the purpose and performance of the idea and its viability for entry to market. It should also give details of contributing parties such as the employer organisation and any external consultants or investors.
Pre-existing external resources must be declared (e.g. company sponsors, donated materials/components). Judges will take these external contributions into their consideration of whether an unfair advantage has been received by the entrant.
Decisions on all matters relating to this competition will be made by the Judges of the Awards and will be final.
ICI reserves the right to withdraw entries at its discretion.
The closing date for the submission of an intention to apply/outline application is midnight on 23rd August 2012.
Entries may be withdrawn at any time.
Award Judges or their spouses, partners or children are not eligible to enter.
ICI or Medical Futures takes no responsibility for and makes no guarantee regarding the receipt of intact entries. Any loss is entirely at the entrant’s own risk.
Entrants failing to progress in the competition will be notified by the ICI or Medical Futures teams using the email address provided by the entrant on the entry form.
Entrants invited to submit a full application may do so until midnight 27th September 2012. Shortlisted applicants that are invited to pitch to the Judges will be notified on or before the 26th October 2012. Finalists will be expected to make a short presentation to the Judges in Tel Aviv on the 2nd December 2012 and should also be available for the full length of the ICI Meeting between the 2-4th December 2012.
Entrants may not contact any of the Award Judges regarding their entry. In the event of such contact being made immediate disqualification could result.
Any attempt to influence the judging process will result in immediate disqualification.
By participating in the Awards you agree to release, indemnify and hold ICI, Medical Futures, its directors, officers, employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, agencies and all prize suppliers, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Awards, resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by entrant or a third party. All winners and runners up, on behalf of themselves, their executors, heirs and assigns, by acceptance of an Award, agree to release ICI or Medical Futures from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses of any kind to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the Award or otherwise. By accepting the Award, the winner grants ICI or Medical Futures permission to use his/her/the Company name and likeness for advertising and future promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation (except where prohibited by law).
ICI nor Medical Futures or their agencies are responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alterations of, entry materials, or failure to receive any entry information. Further, ICI or Medical Futures or their agencies cannot be held responsible for late, lost, damaged, destroyed, delayed, illegible, postage-due or incomplete entries.
ICI nor Medical Futures (nor the Award Judges) can take any responsibility for the consequences, including loss of patent protection, of any information entering the public domain, as a result of such information having been disclosed to the ICI Innovation Awards by entering the competition. However, ICI or Medical Futures will take all reasonable steps to prevent such information entering the public domain.