• competition rules

    Please read carefully the competition rules, its terms and conditions.

  • Article 1: The Organiser

    Farvest SARL, a private limited liability company (société à responsabilité limitée), incorporated under the laws of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, with office at 3 Rue Marcel Fischbach, L-1855 Luxembourg, Kirchberg, registered with the Luxembourg companies register under B76419.

    Hereafter referred to as the “Organiser”, is organizing a competition named Morpheus Cup

    Article 2: Participation and Eligibility

    1. Participation to the competition is entirely free.
    2. Any person enrolled at a European University or Graduate School, at the time of the competition, at all levels (undergraduate, masters and doctoral) and those who have graduated less than one year ago are eligible to apply to the competition composed of two parts: The Morpheus Prize and The Morpheus Day.
    3. Applicant(s) must be legally registered in their country of residence.
    4. For The Morpheus Prize: participation can be individually or in groups of up to 4. For The Morpheus Day: participation is in groups of 2 to 4 (individuals cannot be considered as a team in the competition).
    5. By participating, the Applicant agrees to be fully unconditionally bound by these rules, and represents and warrants that they meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, the person agrees to accept the decisions of the Organiser as final and binding in relation to the content of this Competition.
    6. The Organiser has the right to verify the eligibility of each Applicant. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Organiser.
    7. If the Applicant uses fraudulent methods or otherwise attempts to circumvent the rules, submission may be discounted at the sole discretion of the Organiser.

    Article 3: Application Period

    1. For The Morpheus Prize: The application period begins on January 1st 2019 and terminates on April 7th 2019 (deadline for project submission).
    2. For The Morpheus Day: The application period begins on January 1st 2019 and terminates on April 22nd 2019.
    3. All entries must be received on or before the date stated during the submission period. The Organiser reserves the right to extend or shorten the application period at its sole discretion.

    Article 4: Registration Process

    1. Any person eligible and wanting to register for the competition shall do so directly on the competition website: http://www.morpheuscup.com/
    2. The application file shall consist of:
    • Team name:
    • Project name:
    • Selection of 1 up to 3 categories among the 5 available: Artificial Intelligence, Customer Experience, Internet of Things, HRTech, HealthTech
    • For participants from a French School/University - Stating if enrolled in the national status « étudiant-entrepreneur »
    • All member name:
    • All member last name:
    • All member birthday:
    • All member e-mail addresses:
    • All member School/University name:
    • All member CV
    • Team leader name
    • Team leader phone number
    • Stating if agreeing to personal data being stored by the Morpheus Cup team and used to receive supporting information about the Morpheus Cup organization, steps to follow and updates; as well as agreeing that the CV may be sent to potential recruiters/investors OR if personal details have to be automatically deleted after the Morpheus Cup.
    1. For The Morpheus Prize: all eligible entries received during the project submission done via the appropriate application form (downloadable on the website) will be presented to a jury who will select the best three entries per category between the 10th April 2019 to the 24th April 2019 to partake in the semi-finals (via video or live pitching sessions on the 22nd May, 2019) and the top in each category will pitch their idea once again the same day.
    2. For the Morpheus Day: all applicants will be immediately registered for the Morpheus Day taking place on 22nd May in Luxembourg.
    3. Each Semi-Finalist and Finalist in The Morpheus Prize and all attendees to the Morpheus Day will manage their own travel and fees expenses and will not be reimbursed by the Organiser.

    Article 5: Composition and Mission of the Jury for The Morpheus Prize

    1. The jury will be composed of well-known experts in their fields and they will be communicated via the Morpheus Cup website.
    2. At the end of the application period, the Members of the Jury will assess the applications and short-list the Semi-finalists and Finalists, who will be allowed to compete in the final competition. To be noted that the jury members who will be reviewing the projects during the first selection phase will be different from the jury members of the finale in Luxembourg.

    Article 6: Competition and Winner Selection

    1. For the Morpheus Prize: Participants selected for the semi finals will be invited to pitch on 22nd May 2019. Those selected are required to submit a presentation (slideshow) and any potential attachments (videos, fonts) by May 14th 2019. Those unable to attend will have to send a 3-minute pitch video by the latter date.
    2. For the Morpheus Prize: The finals will take part on the 22nd May 2019. The Winner of each category in the competition and the overall winner will be decided by a panel of judges under the supervision of the Organiser.
    3. For the Morpheus Day: participants will collect points by taking part in a series of challenges; they will also have the possibility to collect bonus points through different stands on the exhibition area and pre-event “Ambassador” contest. Those with the most points per category and cross-category will be awarded.
    4. There will be one overall winner of the Morpheus Prize and one overall winner for the Morpheus Day.
    5. In the event that the Winner is disqualified for any reason, the Organiser will give the Award to the next best Finalist. Receipt of the Award by the Winner in this Competition is conditioned upon compliance with any and all local laws and regulations.

    Article 7: Prize

    1. For The Morpheus Prize: The winners per category will win a sum of money, that will be communicated in future communication.
    2. For the Morpheus Day: The winners will receive prizes from the associated sponsors to the Organiser (prizes chosen at sponsors’ discretion).
    3. More generally, the acceptance of the Award constitutes permission for the Organiser to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further request.

    Article 8: Intellectual Property

    1. The Applicant/Finalist understands and agrees that the Organiser, anyone acting on behalf of the Organiser, and the Organiser’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, the Applicant/Finalist’s entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the competition, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.
    2. By entering its application, any Applicant/Finalist represents and warrants that the content of their application is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If an entry of any Applicant/Finalist infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, it will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Organiser.
    3. If the content of the entry from claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, he/she shall, at his/her sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. The Applicant/Finalist shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Organiser from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liabilities, loss, damage, costs or expenses, which the Organiser may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

    Article 9: Amendment

    1. The Organiser reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition should fraud, force majeure or other cause beyond the Organiser’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Competition.
    2. The Organiser reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Applicant/Finalist who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Competition or violates these Terms & Conditions. The Organiser has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Competition. Any attempt by an Applicant/Finalist to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt to be made, the Organiser reserves the right to seek damages fully permitted by the law.

    Article 10: Limitation of Liability

    1. By applying, the Applicant/Finalist agrees to release and hold harmless the Organizer and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Competition and/or its acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the Award or; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion.

    Article 11: Personal Data

    1. The personal data of individuals that will participate in the competition will be used in accordance with the Luxembourg Law of 2nd August 2002 regarding the protection of persons regarding the processing of their personal data. Moreover, any individual involved in the competition will have the right to decide if agreeing to personal data being stored by the Morpheus Cup team and used to receive supporting information about the Morpheus Cup organization, steps to follow and updates or as well as agreeing that the CV may be sent to potential recruiters/investors OR if personal details have to be automatically deleted after the Morpheus Cup.
    2. Any individual involved in the competition has the right to access their personal data, as well as an amendment right of such data which they can use by sending an email/post to the registered address of the Organiser.

    Article 12: Communication

    1. Any communication regarding the Competition must be sent by registered letter and/or by electronic mail.

    Article 13: Competent Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

    1. The Competition is governed and construed in accordance with the Law of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
    2. The competent courts of the city of Luxembourg shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute arising in connection with this Agreement.
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