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How might we use social business to improve health in low-income communities? - Challenge Rules


In these Challenge Rules we use the same definitions as the OpenIDEO Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”).You have viewed an outline of the Challenge on the Site (/) and subject to agreement to these Challenge Rules and registration as a User, you (the “Entrant”) will be able to submit Contributions to the Challenge.

By checking the “I agree” box you as an Entrant acknowledge and confirm that you have read, understand and agree to these Challenge Rules (and any amendments thereto), have no objection to them and agree to be bound by their obligations and conditions as set forth herein. As an Entrant you are entering into an agreement with Grameen Creative Lab, Unter den Eichen 5, Building F, Office III, 65195 Wiesbaden, Germany as the Challenge Host. In the event of conflict the Challenge Rules shall take precedence over the Terms of Use that you have already agreed to.

If you do not agree to these conditions you will not be able to submit a posting or Contribution for the Challenge.

Personally Identifiable Sensitive Information

For this Challenge you may choose to submit a posting or Contribution that contains “sensitive” personally identifiable information which may include, but not be limited to, any information about yourself or another person that may relate to health or medical conditions; social and financial information; other information concerning race or ethnic origins; political, religious or philosophical opinions and beliefs, or other sensitive matters. In which case you must obtain consent from that person(s) to submit their personal information in image, video, audio or text form to the Site. You agree to hold Grameen Creative Lab and IDEO harmless from any claims resulting for your non compliance with this.


The winning contributors will be fully recognised. The winning concepts will be featured on the Site and potentially other sites of any supporters of the Challenge. You grant without limitation, the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, perform, display and create derivative works of your Contribution as in the Terms of Use. This includes, without further reference to you, the use of your name, image and country (if entered) in your ‘My User Profile’ in association with your winning Contribution in the event of you being a winning contributor.

Grameen Creative Lab agrees and acknowledges that it must complete this in connection with this Challenge, and in conformity with the selection process set forth in these Challenge Rules.

Stages and Timescale

Due to the nature of Challenges and that Contributions cannot be predicted or elicited at the outset of a Challenge, the Challenge Host acting fairly reserves the right to amend the description of the stages and timescale on short notice.

Selection Process

A key principle of the results of a Challenge is that they are self selected by the community of Entrants in the Evaluation stage by rating Contributions. An Entrant has no right of appeal against these results.

A judging panel has been appointed by Grameen Creative Lab and their purpose is to define the challenge themes, short-list concepts for evaluation, and select or review the final results from the Evaluation stage.

The judging panel will give your Contribution such consideration as is warranted by its sole judgment. Its review of your Contribution shall not be construed as any recognition of the novelty or originality of your Contribution. Neither Grameen Creative Lab nor the judging panel is obligated to give reasons for rejecting your Contribution, or for your Contribution not featuring in the results, or to reveal their activities that are related to the subject matter of your Contribution. The judging panel comprising qualified persons from Grameen Creative Lab and IDEO receives no remuneration for their participation in the Challenge.

The decision of the judging panel is final and there is no right of appeal.

Intellectual Property

Due to the provisions of the Terms of Use, IDEO and Grameen Creative Lab advise against you posting a Contribution if you have a patent (or application), or other form of registered or unregistered intellectual property for the Contribution, or part thereof. IDEO and Grameen Creative Lab accept no liability if an Entrant breaches this advice.



Grameen Creative Lab and IDEO, in good faith, shall comply with local and national statutes, laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, court orders, and other governmental requirements governing the Challenge. Notwithstanding the foregoing however, Grameen Creative Lab and IDEO do not warrant or represent that the Challenge is in compliance with any and all laws applicable to each and every Entrant or location in the world from which this Challenge may be accessed, viewed or entered, whether domestic or international.

In addition to, and in light of the foregoing, any Challenge is VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


The Challenge Rules shall terminate when the Challenge is closed unless stated otherwise here.

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Questions on the Challenge Rules

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Modifications to the Challenge Rules

IDEO can revise these Challenge Rules at any time by modifying or updating this posting, except where other notice or consent is required by law. Your use of this Site on or after the effective date of any such modification or update will constitute your acceptance of these Challenge Rules as modified and/or updated. These Challenge Rules were last revised on 14th June 2011.