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OpenIDEO 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 withIDEO asthe 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.


The winning contributor(s) will be fully recognized in the final phase of the challenge and in the final agenda proposed to the i20 event.

The winning concept(s) will be featured on the Site and other sites of any supporter(s) of the Challenge. This will include, without limitation, the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, perform, display and create derivative works of the winning concept(s) as in the Terms of Use. IDEO 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 the results.

Intellectual Property

Due to the provisions of the Terms of Use, IDEO advises 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 accepts no liability if an Entrant breaches this advice.



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, IDEO does 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.

Jurisdiction and Compliance with Laws

Access to and use of this Site and the terms of these Challenge Rules are governed by the laws of the State of California, USA.You and IDEO agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the Northern District of California, USA.

Questions on the Challenge Rules

Questions on these Challenge Rules may be addressed to

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.