Minds + Machines Appathon Official Rules 

Some key highlights are:

  • Participants need to use Predix as a primary IIoT platform. 
  • Final challenge details including sample data sets and IoT boards will not be released until the first day of the Appathon.
  • Substantial work of final application is expected to be produced during Appathon however, use of pre-work is admissible. 
  • Integration with third party or custom software, where legally allowed, is admissible and generally encouraged. 
  • Integration with custom hardware is admissible, however space (no larger than a carry-on bag) and safety limitations apply.

 

 Full Rules

See Official Rules below

 Eligibility

 All teams (including each participant) must be registered for the Minds + Machines conference via GE Digital’s website http://gemindsandmachines.com/and pay any applicable registration and conference fees. In addition, each team/participant must submit an online application for entry into the Appathon. One application may be submitted per team/participant. Limit of 5 people per team. Attendee type = “Appathon”.

Appathon Requirements:

During the Appathon, each team/participant will build and submit applications on GE Digital’s Predix Platform (each a “Submission”).

Submissions: 

  • One application may be submitted per team/submitter. Limit 5 people per team.
  • Must solve a challenge fitting into description above, and consider to use the data sources provided.
  • Must use Predix platform and services, as primary IoT platform.
  • Solutions should incorporate the Predix Developer Kit (will be supplied at hackathon).
  • Must agree to terms/conditions.
  • New/Existing Applications: Both new and existing apps may be submitted, although judging will focus on app content delivered during hackathon. Please note that all apps must not rely on technology that has not yet been announced or introduced to the market.
  • Platform: Submissions must be in the form of a web browser application (either mobile or desktop) and include an active URL where the application is deployed. 

 

Please submit the following with your app:

  • Please submit at least one image/screenshot of your app. 
  • A way to access your working web application for judging and testing by providing an active URL where your app is deployed.   

 

How to Enter

  1. Teams/Participants must register at the GE Digital Minds+Machines Website as a “Appathon Team" gemindsandmachines.com
  2. Teams/Participants must pay all conference and Appathon registration fees.
  3. If registering as a team, the team leader will have responsibility for adding all members to his/her team.
  4. Each team/participant registered for the Appathon will receive communications on next steps: training, event logistics, challenge etc.

Teams can have up to five members. Upon registration, please select “I have a team” if you will form your own amongst others attending the hackathon. Choose “individual” if you want to be paired with others. 

There will be two tracks offered for the Appathon:

Track 1 Start-Ups: Limited to organizations with less than $15M revenue, less than 50 employees, AND less than 5 years of funding. Individuals without company support (e.g. full-time students) will also compete in this track.

Track 2 Enterprises: Available to most larger industrial organizations, system integrators, and technology providers. However, employees of GE or GE majority-controlled entities are excluded.

Additionally, there will be a smaller track exclusively for selected GE employees. 

Submission Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Submission Idea and App
    Includes creativity and originality of the application idea, usability, design, and intuitiveness.
  • Potential Value or Benefits
    Includes the degree to which the submission solution provides value and is globally scalable.
  • Use of Predix Platform Services 
    Includes the extent to which Predix services were used AND/OR the extent to which live data was incorporated from a Predix machine-enabled device as part of the Submission (per Submission criteria and extra points criteria above).
  • Ease of implementation
    Includes the extent to which the value provided to the end user is realistically achievable with existing technologies within the near term; not vague or overly complex to user, or reliant on a technology that is not yet on the market.
  • Pitch of App
    Includes the clarity and description of the problem addressed, how the app solves the problem, what technology is used, what services are leveraged, what sensor and other data is used, and the connection the app makes to real-world industrial problems.

 

Content for Full Rules section

Minds + Machines Predix Appathon

OFFICIAL RULES

By attending, and making a Submission (as defined herein) to the 2017 Minds + Machines Appathon (the “Appathon”), you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms (“Official Rules”). The Official Rules also incorporate by reference the additional terms specified at http://predixtransformhack.devpost.com (the “Appathon Website”). THESE OFFICIAL RULES SUPERSEDE ANY OTHER RULES AND TERMS & CONDITIONS ON THE WEBSITE OF ADMINISTRATOR DEVPOST OR ANY OTHER ADVERTISEMENT TO THE EXTENT THERE IS ANY CONFLICT OF TERMS.

  1. Sponsors; Administrator

The Appathon is sponsored by General Electric Company (“GE”), 3135 Easton Parkway, Fairfield, CT 06828 and Intel Corp., 220 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (“Intel”). The Appathon Website is administered by Devpost, Inc. (“Administrator”), 433 W. 14th Street, #3F, New York, NY 10014. Administrator Devpost, Intel and GE collectively are referred to as “Sponsors” “we” or “us”.

 

  1. Appathon Location & Schedule
  • The Appathon is an in-person event and will take place at Moscone West in San Francisco, California, USA.
  • The Mind + Machines conference begins Tuesday October 24th 2017, from 8am until 10pm
  • The Appathon commences on Wednesday, October 25th 2017, at 7am PST.
  • All Submissions for the Appathon must be received by 3:00 PM PST on October 25th. ANY SUBMISSIONS SUBMITTED AFTER THIS TIME WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • On October 25th from approximately 3-5pm PST, judges will review all Appathon Submissions.
  • Final winners will be announced on or about 6:30pm PST on October 25th 2017 during the cocktail reception.
  • All times are approximate. GE reserves the right to modify all events and schedules in its sole discretion.

 

  1. Appathon Idea Categories

 Decarbonization, Decentralization, and Digitization are driving transformation across the global energy sector.  Today, more renewable energy is installed on a yearly basis than all other forms of energy generation combined.  At the same time, distributed energy resources like rooftop solar are driving a backwards flow of electricity in distribution systems. 

Digital tools applied to existing power plants are already driving efficiencies that reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while increasing output.  Develop new solutions on GE’s Predix platform to drive the future of energy. 

Example solutions include renewable energy generation siting, electric vehicle charger siting, renewable energy integration, asset performance management and field services management, electricity distribution optimization, maximizing efficiency and output of energy generation systems to do more with less fuel. 

 

 

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

Participation in the Appathon is subject to all national, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. You are responsible for checking applicable laws and regulations in your jurisdiction before participating in the Appathon to make sure that your participation is legal. You are responsible for abiding by your employer's policies regarding participation in the Appathon and ensuring that your Submission does not violate any policies set by your company/employer. You are further responsible for ensuring that your participation in the Appathon and your Submission does not violate any contractual obligations or other legal obligation you may have regarding confidentiality or intellectual property ownership to your company/employer. Sponsors disclaim any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between you and your employer related to this Appathon. You are responsible for all taxes and reporting related to any award that you may receive as part of the Appathon. You may be subject to background screening as needed to assure the Sponsors’ legal compliance.

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY:

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ON GE EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION: Full-time Employees of GE and any of their respective affiliates or subsidiaries are not eligible to attend and enter the Appathon except as set forth in this paragraph or by invitation by Sponsor. GE DTLP program employees may enter the Appathon, provided that DTLP participants must only use their general skills and expertise and are prohibited from using GE confidential information in their Submission, including information that is the subject of any pending GE patent application or any other technical or business information concerning any GE technology, product or service that GE does not publicly disclose; and GE will own all right, title and interest in any Submission made by such employees as part of the Appathon. GE employees that have any questions regarding complying with their GE confidentiality obligations should contact Sid Venkatesan (sid.venkatesan@ge.com) or Todd Jewett (todd.jewett@ge.com).

GE DTLP entrants may only join a Team with other DTLP entrants. DTLP Teams will compete for prizes in the GE Track and non-GE DTLP Teams will compete for prizes in the Non-GE Track (collectively, the “Prize Tracks”).

The Appathon is open to eligible individuals over the age of 18 who are registered as per the terms set out above and are able to attend the Appathon in-person.

Eligible individuals may enter only one Submission to the Appathon. An eligible individual may join only one Team and an Eligible Individual who is part of a Team may not enter the Appathon on an individual basis.

If a Team is entering the Appathon, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and enter a Submission, on their behalf. The Representative must meet the eligibility requirements above. By entering a Submission on the Site on behalf of a Team you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team, or Organization, if the Team is submitting on behalf of an Organization. Unless the team has submitted as an organization, prizes will be distributed to the individual members of a winner's Team.

 

Additionally, the following constituents are not eligible to enter:

A. Individuals directly involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the Appathon, and each member of their immediate family or household*;

B. Any Judge (defined below), or company or individual that employs a Judge;

C. Any individual or organization whose participation in the Appathon would create, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, a real or apparent conflict of interest.

D. Any individual or organization that resides in Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria.

*The members of an individual’s immediate family include the individual’s spouse, children and stepchildren, parents and stepparents, and siblings and stepsiblings. The members of an individual’s household include any other person that shares the same residence as the individual for at least three (3) months out of the year.

You are solely responsible for all equipment, as well as all costs incurred by you or on your behalf associated with attending and participating in the Appathon, including but not necessarily limited to, a computer and modem necessary to establish a connection to the World Wide Web.

 

  1. HOW TO ENTER THE APPATHON ON DEVPOST:

 Register for the Appathon on the Appathon Website by clicking the “Register for this Appathon” button. This will enable you to receive important updates during the Appathon and access the “Enter a Submission” page. To complete registration, sign up to create a Devpost account, or log in with an existing Devpost account. There is no charge for creating a Devpost account. This accounted can be created at Devpost.com. All of the registration information that you provide is collectively referred to as your "Devpost Account." At the Appathon Website you will find further instructions for submitting your entry. You must submit your completed entry (your “Entry” or “Submission”) following the instructions provided. By submitting your Entry, you formally accept the Official Rules for this Appathon.

By making a Submission, you agree that (a) your Accounts are complete, correct and accurate and (b) your registration may be rejected or terminated and any Submission submitted by you may be disqualified if any of the information in your Accounts are (or Sponsors have reasonable grounds to believe it is) incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate. You are solely responsible for your Accounts. Registration information is collected by Devpost in the United States, on behalf of the Sponsor, and may be transferred elsewhere globally as needed for the purposes of the Appathon and the Sponsors’ business purposes.

All Entries must be in English. Entry attachments may be submitted in .pdf, .xls, .xlsx, .doc, docx, .ppt, or .pptx formats. Multiple files must be submitted as a single .zip file. Links to publicly available online videos (e.g., YouTube) can be included in your Entry. There is a maximum limit of 35MB for your complete Entry, including supplemental attachments.

 Sponsor is not responsible for (a) late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, incorrect or misdirected Entries or other communications, (b) errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines, or (c) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of Entry materials, loss or other issues related to data such as quality, access or security. Sponsors are not responsible for electronic communications or emails which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in any email account to receive email messages. Sponsors disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading of information in connection with, the Appathon.

 Sponsors shall have the right to remove any blog comment or posting related to the Appathon from the Appathon Website in their sole discretion at any time and for any reason.

 BY REGISTERING FOR THE APPATHON, YOU ACCEPT THE CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE DECISIONS OF THE APPATHON JUDGES AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APPATHON. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ALL OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THEN DO NOT SUBMIT AN ENTRY TO THE APPATHON. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU PRINT A COPY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES FOR YOUR FUTURE REFERENCE.

 

 

  1. APPLICATION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS:

 

Appathon Teams and/or Participants (hereinafter “You”) will submit Submissions via instructions on the Appathon Website and as communicated by Sponsors during the Appathon. You must adhere to the following activities to participate in the Appathon: 

Submissions: 

  • One application may be submitted per team/submitter. Limit 5 people per team.
  • Teams must be registered via minds and machines conference website. Register now at http://gemindsandmachines.com. Participation fee is $500 per individual or $2,500 per team.
  • Must solve a challenge for decarbonization using data sources provided.
  • Must use Predix platform and services, as primary IoT platform.
  • Submissions must be a web browser app (either mobile or desktop). All submissions must include an active URL where the app is deployed. 
  • Solutions should incorporate the Predix Developer Kit (will be supplied at hackathon).
  • New/Existing Applications: Both new and existing apps may be submitted, although judging will focus on app content delivered during hackathon. Please note that all apps must not rely on technology that has not yet been announced or introduced to the market.
  • Must agree to terms/conditions.

 

  1. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

(i) Platforms: The Application must be accessible via an active URL and run on a mobile or desktop web browser.

(ii) Testing: You must make the Application available free of charge and without any restriction, for testing, evaluation and use by the Sponsor, Administrator and judges during the Appathon and until Judging ends. You must provide an active URL for accessing the Application on the Enter a Submission form and the You must continue to host the Application at the submitted URL until Appathon winners are announced. The Sponsor reserves the right to request proof that the required components of a submitted Application were utilized and may request to see Application source code, Predix Account Information, or other information for verification purposes.

(iii) Functionality: The Application must function as depicted in other Submission materials. All Applications must be usable by the intended end user with existing technologies within the near term. Applications must not rely on a technology that is not yet publicly announced or introduced in the market or subject to any third party obligation of confidentiality.

(v) New/Existing Applications: Both new and existing apps may be submitted, although judging will focus on app content delivered during hackathon. Please note that all apps must not rely on technology that has not yet been announced or introduced to the market.

(vi) Data, SDKs, & APIs: Applications may utilize data from  publicly available sources in addition to GE Predix services, and may integrate SDKs, or APIs, provided the You is authorized to use them.

(vii) Financial or Preferential Support: An Application may have been developed, or derived from an Application developed, with financial or preferential support from the Sponsor. Such Applications include, but are not limited to, those that received funding or investment for their development, were developed under contract, or received a commercial license, from the Sponsor prior to the Appathon

 

B. General Submission Requirements

(i) Limit One Submission Per Individual or Team: An individual or Team may not submit more than one Submission to the Appathon. If an individual or Team submits more than one Submission, the Sponsor will require the individual or Team to choose one of the Submissions to enter.

(ii) Language Requirements: All Submission materials must be in English or, if not in English, the You must provide an English translation of the Submission materials.

(iii) Text Description: The text description should explain the features and functionality of your Application.

(iv) Images: You must submit at least one image of their Application. The image(s) should be photographs or screenshots of your working Application. 

(v) Video: You are not required to submit a demonstration video. If you choose to submit a video, the video portion of the Submission: 

a. should be less than five (5) minutes;

b. should include footage that clearly explains the Application’s features and functionality through a comprehensive demonstration;

c. should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, and

d. must not include third party trademarks, or copyrighted music or other content unless the You has permission to use such material for commercial purposes without incurring any legal obligation on the Sponsors.

 

  1. Intellectual Property Rights; Sponsor Use of Your Submission:
    1. Your Submission must: (a) be Your (or your Team’s, or Organization’s) original work product; (b) be solely owned by You, Your Team, or Organization with no other person or entity having any right or interest in it; and (c) not violate the intellectual property rights or other rights including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, trade secrecy, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity. You may submit a Submission that includes the use of Open Source Software or hardware[1]as defined below, provided You comply with the requirements of this section. Subject to applicable law, any invention assignment agreements that You may have with your employer, and the licenses described below, any applicable intellectual property rights to a Submission will remain with You.
    2. Sponsor Rights: By entering the Appathon, You grant to the Sponsor, Sponsor’s Partners, Administrator, and any other third parties acting on the Sponsor’s behalf, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual license to display publicly and use the Submission, including without limitation for commercial purposes, in perpetuity. This license includes, but is not limited to, posting or linking to the Submission on Sponsor’s, Administrator’s, and partners’ websites and applications, including the Appathon Website, and display and promotion of the Submission in any other media, worldwide and the right to make any derivative works based on the Submission.
    3. Submission Display: The following Submission components may be displayed to the public: name, description, images, video URL, website, URL, team members, the Submission category and platform, and submitter type. Other Submission materials may be viewed by the Sponsor, Administrator, and Judges for screening and evaluation.
    4. You represent and warrant that the Sponsor, Administrator, and Appathon partners are free to use Your Submission in the manner described above, as provided or as modified by the Administrator, without obtaining permission or license from any third party and without any compensation to You.
    5. You agree that nothing in the Official Rules grants You a right or license to use any Sponsor or Administrator name, trademark or service mark.
    6. You acknowledge that we, other entrants or others may have developed or commissioned materials similar or identical to your Submission, or may develop something similar in the future, and You waive any claims you may have resulting from any similarities to your Submission.
    7. You understand that Sponsors cannot control the information you disclose to us or our representatives in the course of participating in the Appathon, or what we or our representatives will remember about your Entry. You also understand that we will not restrict work assignments of representatives who have had access to your Submission. By participating in the Appathon, You agree that we may use any information in our representatives’ unaided memories in the development or deployment of our products or services without liability or compensation to you. You understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit from us for use of your Submission in connection with this Appathon. This provision does not limit any compensation you may receive through us or third parties as a result of Your use or marketing or profiting from the application beyond this Appathon or as provided in these Official Rules. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your Entry by those accessing or viewing Your Entry.

 

BY ENTERING THE APPATHON YOU REPRESENT, WARRANT, AND AGREE THAT YOUR SUBMISSION MEETS THESE REQUIREMENTS.

 

For any final Submission to be eligible to win prizes in the Appathon, all Open Source Software or third party code or other materials used in connection with that Submission must be limited to code that Sponsor will be legally entitled to commercially use and exploit in any fashion at no additional cost to the Sponsor and that will not in any way or in any Sponsor use case: (i) create, or purport to create, obligations of Sponsor with respect to the Sponsor’s programs; or (ii) grant, or purport to grant, to any third party any rights to or immunities under Sponsor’s intellectual property or proprietary rights in Sponsor’s programs.  Open Source Software that is under the BSD, MIT, Creative Commons – Attribution (CC BY), Microsoft Public License (MS-PL), Python Software Foundation License, or Apache Software License v 2.0 license will be accepted in a Submission (the “Allowable Open Source Licenses”).  Other open source software that is covered by licenses that are not in the list of Allowable Open Source Licenses shall not be included in any Submission unless, prior to submission, that particular open source software component’s license and intended use case have been approved in writing by the Sponsor.  In addition to the aforementioned requirements related to Open Source Software, all Submissions of Open Source Software must be in material compliance with all terms and conditions of the applicable licenses governing its use (e.g. providing downstream recipients with required copyright attribution, copies of Open Source Licenses, etc.).

 

  1. Sponsor Materials.

We may provide You, at our sole discretion, computer software, documentation, technical information, technical assistance, testing feedback, training materials, sample code, APIs, software development kits, and other materials, information, software, hardware or services (collectively, “Sponsor Materials”) as part of the Appathon. Sponsor retains all right, title and interest in any Sponsor Materials, and may suspend or terminate Your access to the Sponsor Materials at any time, without notice.

To the extent that we provide You with access to the Sponsor Materials or computer networks, facilities, or software repositories, You agree to use such access only for the Appathon and for no other purpose. You agree not to exceed the scope of access authorized by us to computer networks or facilities. You agree to take reasonable precautions to protect any passwords, badges, or other access credentials granted by us, and agree to report any lost or stolen access credentials or security breach to us immediately.

You are not entitled to receive any technical support in connection with the Appathon. In particular, You agree not to attempt to contact Predix Technical Support for telephone support. We may provide You, at our sole discretion, training materials and technical assistance related to the development of the Applications, as specified by us.

We grant You a limited, personal, non-exclusive license, during the term, to use the Sponsor Materials solely to develop and test applications in connection with the Appathon only. You agree not to use the Sponsor Materials for any other purpose, including, but not limited to, any commercial product or service offered, leased, rented, sublicensed or sold to third parties or for Your own production use. You shall not use, copy, modify, distribute, transfer, assign, display or otherwise disclose any Sponsor Materials, except as expressly authorized by us. We may provide certain third party software to You under a separate license (including, but not limited to, certain open source licenses), and any use by You of such third party software is subject to the terms and conditions of such licenses.

You may, in Your sole discretion, provide us with suggestions or feedback for additions, changes, or improvements to our products or services, including, without limitation, the Predix platform and the Sponsor Materials (collectively, “Product Suggestions”). If You provide any Product Suggestion to us, then You agree that as between You and us, we shall exclusively own any use, application, or implementation of such Product Suggestion in our products and services, without restriction or obligation to compensate You.

Except for the licenses expressly granted herein, each Party retains all right, title, and interest in all copyrights, patents, patent applications, trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights owned or controlled by such Party before or during the Appathon. No rights or licenses shall be implied or deemed granted by waiver, estoppel, or otherwise.

 

  1. BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP: The intent of the Appathon is to encourage people to suggest their ideas and innovations to Sponsors. Mere participation in this Hackaton does not create an obligation on either your part or Sponsors’ part to negotiate or enter into any business relationship or to sign any commercial agreement.

 

  1. PRIVACY & PUBLICITY: The Administrator collects personal information from you when you enter the Appathon. Personal data you provide in your Entry in connection with your Entry will be used for purposes described in the Official Rules and used and protected as governed by the Privacy Policy posted on the GE Website athttp://www.ge.com/privacyand Devpost at http://Devpost.com/privacy

By participating in the Appathon you consent to the use of personal information about you. If you are a winner, you consent to the use of your personal information by the Sponsor, Sponsor’s Partners, Administrator, and third parties acting on their behalf. Such personal information includes, but is not limited to, your name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, comments and hometown and country of residence. It may be used in any existing or newly created media, worldwide without further payment or consideration or right of review, unless prohibited by law. Authorized use includes advertising and promotional purposes.

The duration of your consent is for a period of three years following the conclusion of the Appathon. This consent applies, as applicable, to all members of a Your Team or Organization that participated in the winning Submission.

 

  1. CONFIDENTIALITY: Sponsors do not wish to receive any confidential information and also hereby state that with respect to your Submissions, no confidential relationship is established between Sponsors and you, the Organization you represented when submitting a Submission, or the owner of any part of your Submission. Sponsors will be under no obligation to supply any confidential information, including without limitation, customer information or data, as part of the Appathon.

 

  1. WARRANTIES: By making a Submission, you represent and warrant that all information in your Submission and all information that you submit via the Appathon Website is true and complete to the best of your knowledge, that you have the right and authority to submit the Submission and disclose the information therein on your own behalf or on behalf of the persons and entities that you specify within the Submission, and that your Submission (both the information and materials submitted in the Submission and the underlying technology/method/idea described in the Submission):

(a) is your own original work and representative of your capability, or is submitted by permission with full and proper credit given within your Submission;

(b) does not contain confidential information or trade secrets (yours or anyone else’s);

(c) does not, to the best of your knowledge, violate or infringe upon the patent rights, industrial design rights, copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity;

(d) does not contain malicious code, such as viruses, malware, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, Trojan horses or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information;

(e) does not and will not violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, rule, regulation, confidentiality agreement or other agreement; and

(f) does not trigger any reporting or royalty or other obligation to any third party.

A breach of any warranty set out in this provision of the Official Rules will result in the corresponding Submission being invalid. In addition, you agree to indemnify Sponsors against all loss, damages and costs, including attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Sponsors arising from your breach of the warranty and to fully cooperate with Sponsors in resolving any allegation, including any legal proceeding, arising from any breach of this warranty.

 

  1. JUDGING:
  2. Judges: Eligible Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by the Sponsor (the “Judges”). Judges may be employees of the Sponsor or they may be external; they may or may not be listed individually on the Appathon Website, and may change before or during the Appathon. Judging may take place in one or more rounds with one or more panels of Judges, at the discretion of the Sponsor.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to be eligible for a Prize, your Team must be present at the Appathon to meet with the Judges and present your Submission.

Criteria: The Judges will score eligible Submissions using the following equally weighted criteria (the “Judging Criteria”):

  1. Understanding and Impact
    Were the data used to create an Application that has an Impact on the global energy sector?
  1. Ease of Implementation
    Extent to which the value provided to the end user is realistically achievable with existing technologies within the near term; not vague or overly complex to the user or reliant on a technology that is not yet on the market.
  2. Ecomagination Factor
    What is the impact on the global energy sector and does the solution create business value?
  3. Creativity and Innovation
    Creativity and originality of the Application idea, usability, design, and intuitiveness.
  4. Predix Capabilities
    Is the Application primarily running on Predix? Was Predix Studio used to build the app, and / or were Predix Catalog Services used? Was the Predix Developer Kit (provided by Intel) used?

 

The You(s) that are eligible for a prize, and whose Submissions earn the highest overall scores based on the applicable Judging Criteria, will become potential winners of that prize.

  1. Submission Review: Judges are not required to test the Application and may choose to judge based solely on the text description and IMAGES  provided in the Submission, and in-person demonstration(s) of the Application by Your Team.
  2. Tie Breaker: For each prize listed in Section 15 below, if two or more Submissions are tied, the tied Submission with the highest score in the first applicable criterion listed above will be considered the higher scoring Submission. In the event any ties remain, this process will be repeated, as needed, by comparing the tied Submissions’ scores on the next applicable criterion. If two or more Submissions are tied on all applicable criteria, the panel of Judges will vote on the tied Submissions.

 

 

  1. AWARDS:

Prizes (awarded for winning teams, to be split across team members):

·        1st Place: Startup Track

$20,000 cash to be split among team members (5max), fast track to interview with accelerator, show off project 2nd day of conference on event floor.

·        2nd Place: Startup Track

$10,000 cash to be split among team members (5 max).

·       1st Place: Enterprise Track

Non Cash Prize - Valued at $105k. 30 students get free training for Predix Developer Boot Camp or Predix Studio and App Engine boot camp (any available modality), 30 students to get free certification vouchers for Predix Dev. Cert or Predix Studio Cert exam. * Valid till Dec 31 2017

·       2nd Place: Enterprise Track

Non Cash Prize - Valued at $50k+. 15 students get free training for Predix Developer Boot Camp or Predix Studio and App Engine boot camp (any available modality), 15 students to get free certification vouchers for Predix Dev. Cert or Predix Studio Cert exam, Valid till Dec 31 2017.

  

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

By entering, You (including, in the case of a Team or Organization, all participating members) agree to be bound by the Official Rules and hereby release the Sponsor, Sponsor’s Partners, Administrator, other Appathon Sponsors, and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Appathon, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (hereafter the “Released Parties”) Released Parties from and against any and all liability in connection with the prizes or Your participation in the Appathon, including any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind (including attorneys’ fees) resulting from or arising out of your participation in, association with or submission to the Appathon (including any claims alleging that your Submission infringes, misappropriates or violates any third party’s intellectual property rights). The Released Parties are not responsible for any miscommunications such as technical failures related to computer, telephone, cable, and unavailable network or server connections, related technical failures, or other failures related to hardware, software or virus, or incomplete, late or misdirected Submissions. Provided, however, that any liability limitation regarding gross negligence or intentional acts, or events of death or body injury shall not be applicable in jurisdictions where such limitation is not legal. 

 

  1. ENTRY CONDITIONS AND RELEASE
  2. By entering the Appathon, You (and, if you are entering on behalf of a Team or Organization each participating members) agree(s) to the following:

(i) The relationship between You, and the Sponsor and Administrator, is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship.

(ii) You will be bound by and comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, Administrator, and/or the Appathon Judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to the Appathon.

(iii) You release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to Your entry, creation of Submission or entry of a Submission, participation in the Appathon, acceptance or use or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, transmission, performance, exploitation or use of the Submission as authorized or licensed by these Official Rules. 

  1. Without limiting the foregoing, the Released Parties shall have no liability in connection with: 

(i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Sponsor or Administrator’s electronic or printing error, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Appathon; 

(ii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, internet connectivity or electronic transmission errors, or network hardware or software or failure of the Appathon Website;

(iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Appathon; 

(iv) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Appathon or the processing of Submissions; or 

(v) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Your participation in the Appathon or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

The Released Parties are not responsible for incomplete, late, misdirected, damaged, lost, illegible, or incomprehensible Submissions or for address or email address changes. Proof of sending or submitting will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Sponsor or Administrator.

If for any reason Your Submission is determined to have not been received or been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Your sole remedy is to request the opportunity to resubmit its Submission. Such request must be made promptly after the You knows or should have known there was a problem, and will be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

 

  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS

A. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Appathon, or any part of it, in the event of a technical failure, fraud, or any other factor or event that was not anticipated or is not within their control.

B. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual or You it finds to be actually or presenting the appearance of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Appathon or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a manner that is inappropriate, unsportsmanlike, not in the best interests of this Appathon, or a violation of any applicable law or regulation. 

C. Any attempt by any person to undermine the proper conduct of the Appathon may be a violation of criminal and civil law.  Should Sponsor or Administrator suspect that such an attempt has been made or is threatened, they reserve the right to take appropriate action including but not limited to requiring a You to cooperate with an investigation and referral to criminal and civil law enforcement authorities

E. The terms and conditions of the Official Rules are subject to reasonable changes that are necessary or advisable at any time, including the rights or obligations of the You, the Sponsor and the Administrator. The Sponsor and Administrator will post the terms and conditions of the amended Official Rules on the Appathon Website.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, any amendment will become effective at the time specified in the posting of the amended Official Rules or, if no time is specified, the time of posting. 

F. If at any time prior to the deadline, a You or prospective You believes that any Official Rule is or may be unclear or ambiguous, they must submit a written request for clarification.   

G. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.

H. Excluding Submissions, all intellectual property related to this Appathon, including but not limited to Sponsor Materials, copyrighted material, trademarks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned or used under license by the Sponsor and/or Administrator. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owners is strictly prohibited. Any use in a Submission of Sponsor or Administrator intellectual property shall be solely to the extent provided for in these Official Rules.

I. By entering the Appathon, you waive all rights to seek injunctive or equitable relief, or to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or attorneys’ fees.

 

APPLICABLE LAW/DISPUTES:

  1. Any disputes arising out of Your participation in the Appathon shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions. The provisions of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not apply. All disputes arising out of or in connection with the Appathon shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules of Arbitration. The seat, or legal place, of arbitration shall be New York, New York. The language of arbitration shall be English. The Emergency Arbitrator Provisions shall not apply. The obligations of this Section shall not apply to any claim (including for injunctive relief) by a Party arising from an infringement of its copyright, patent or patent application, trademark, or trade secret, or for any breach of confidentiality hereunder.
  2. You specifically acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in these Official Rules and in the Privacy Policy for the Appathon Website and consent to having your data transferred to and processed in the United States and in other countries as needed for Sponsor’s and Administrator’s business purposes.
  3. GE SHALL NOT ENTERTAIN or BE HELD responsible for any dispute arising regarding the Appathon.

 

 

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