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Terms and Conditions: IoT SA University Challenge

By entering, you understand and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of the IoT SA University Challenge 2019, administered by SqwidNet (Pty) Ltd. (SqwidNet)

The sponsor and administrator of this competition is SqwidNet (Pty) Ltd.

  1. Eligibility

The Hackathon is open to the following target participants:

Student teams: Registered undergraduate and post-graduate students at any of the institutes of higher learning within South Africa

  1.  Participation

Participants are required to work in teams of a minimum of two people. At least two faculties/schools/departments must be represented in the team.

In order to participate, teams will require broadband access and equipment to allow them to join web-based conferences. All meet-ups will be undertaken virtually using web tools.

Phase 1:Entry

Participants should enter via http://www.sqwidnet.com/iot-sa-challenge

Extensive background information on Sigfox Low Power Internet of Things solutions is provided, and entrants are expected to provide an entry proposal that includes:

  1. Team details
  2. A social problem that will be addressed via the implementation of IoT sensors.
  3. A brief description of the approach to solve the problem.

Each team may submit multiple proposals for consideration, but only a single entry per team will proceed to Phase 2.

The proposals will be judged according to the following criteria:

  1. The social value of the solution – i.e. will it make a difference?
  2. The practicability of the proposed solution i.e. Is the solution practical? is it cost-effective? Is it scalable?

The closing date for entries is:  24 May 2019

Finalists will be selected to proceed to the challenge portion of the competition by the judging panel and entrants will be notified via email by 20 August 2019.

Phase 1: Challenge

Entrants whose proposals are selected will receive Sigfox development kits in order to create a working prototype of their solution.

The kit consists:

  1. An Arduino SigFox development board
  2. Sponsored subscription to SqwidNet’s SigFox IoT network

A kick-off web conference will be held on 25 April 2018. Additional information and background will be supplied, and there will be a full Q&A with the competition mentors.

During the development stage, competitor teams will have access to mentors from SqwidNet and Sigfox via email and bi-weekly calls in order to resolve technical issues.

Final judging of the challenge is to take place on 20 August 2019, and winners will be announced.

  1. Prizes and Awards:

SqwidNet will, at its absolute discretion, appoint a judging panel and entries will be judged as per the criteria defined above.

1st prize: R20000  split between the entrants and the school/faculty of their tertiary institution.
An expenses-paid trip to Toulouse, France for a team leader to present the solution in IoT valley.

*In order to redeem this prize, the winning team will need to propose a member that has a valid passport that is eligible for a visa to France.

Intellectual property

All submissions remain the intellectual property of the team concerned, but the sponsors and administrators take no responsibility for securing that right. Entrants, by entering the competition, indicate that they are aware that their solutions are likely to be made public.  The Sponsors reserve the right to publicise competition information, and this includes team details, details of the problem investigated, as well as the technical solution offered.

Privacy

Personal information will be collected when you register on for the competition. Registration requires that participants supply their name, student identification, and contact information.

The information you submit will be used to confirm your eligibility. Once registered, participants may receive periodic communications relating to the challenge.

Names, photographs and biographical information of entrants may be used in marketing and communication materials by the sponsors and administrators, particularly for marketing purposes of SqwidNet.

Personal and contact information of entrants will only be shared with third parties to the extent that this is required for administration of the competition.

By registering for the challenge, you agree to and acknowledge these terms.

Marketing and publicity

Participants agree that the sponsors may use the title of their entry, their name, photographs and details of their expertise in promotional or marketing material.

Participants agree that they will direct media enquiries or any enquiries from anyone looking to publish information about the challenge to SqwidNet.

Participants understand that they may be requested to undertake media interviews in relation to the Challenge

Changes to the terms and conditions

SqwidNet reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be communicated to entrants.

A kick-off web conference will be held on 12 June 2019. Additional information and background will be supplied, and there will be a full Q&A with the competition mentors.

During the development stage, competitor teams will have access to mentors from SqwidNet and Sigfox via email and bi-weekly calls in order to resolve technical issues.

Final judging of the challenge is to take place on 20 August 2019, and winners will be announced.