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Just IMAGINE If... Annual International Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition 2020, UN Sustainable Development Goals, UK

Publish Date: Jan 18, 2020

Deadline: Feb 20, 2020

Just IMAGINE If... Annual International Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition

The Competition

just IMAGINE if… is an annual international social enterprise and innovation competition, with a prize worth over £100,000, open to anyone across the globe who has a business idea which tackles at least one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 goals include clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, and gender equality.

Terms and Conditions for just IMAGINE if…2020

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the date of entry.

All applicants must be able to access the internet and have a valid email account for the duration of the competition.

If selected as a finalist, the applicant must be able to present their idea in person at the just IMAGIINE if… event on 30th March 2020, at Durham University, Durham, UK.

Applicants can be individuals, groups, companies, partnerships or not-for-profit organisations. There is no limit to a group size, but any pitching at the just IMAGINE if… event is limited to 1 person.

Where an applicant is a company, partnership or not-for-profit organisation, the term "applicant" as used in these terms and conditions shall extend to their directors, shareholders, members, partners and employees.

Applicants will be expected to cover their own travel costs to the just IMAGINE if…event on 30th March 2020.

Applicant’s ideas should not have received development funding totalling greater than £100,000. Applicants must not be:

 employees of Durham University or its subsidiary companies who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration;

 employees of agents or suppliers of Durham University or its subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration; or

 members of the immediate families or households of the employees referred to above.

The Prize

The prize shall be the commissioning of research and Business School support that matches the winning idea’s development needs up to a maximum total value of £75,000. Durham University will use reasonable endeavours to agree the form of the prize with the winning applicant within a reasonable period following the end of the competition. If Durham University and the winning applicant are unable to agree the form of the prize, Durham University shall acting reasonably unilaterally decide the form of the prize and notify the winning applicant of the same. There is no cash alternative for the prize and the prize is not negotiable or transferable. Durham University reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond Durham University's control make it necessary to do so. Durham University does not accept any responsibility if the winning applicant is not able to take up the prize. Insofar as is permitted by law, Durham University, its agents, sponsors or affiliates will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winning applicant or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of Durham University, its agents, sponsors or affiliates or that of their employees. The winning applicant's statutory rights are not affected. 

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