Terms and Conditions

1. Background and Introduction

This website is created to provide information about, and enable startups to apply to, the Deloitte Catalyst Innovation Challenge Program (the "Program").
The program is organized by Deloitte Israel & Co. ("Deloitte"), a registered partnership incorporated under the laws of the State of Israel, with main offices at 132 Begin Menachem Rd, Tel Aviv-Jaffa 6701101, Israel.

These terms, conditions and any rules for the program on the program website (together the "Terms and Conditions") operate for the benefit of Deloitte, who contribute to or are involved in the administration, operation and maintenance of the program. References to "we”, "us” and "our” in these terms and conditions shall refer to Deloitte.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before you apply to the program. By submitting an application, you accept these terms and conditions and agree to comply with them. If you disagree with any of the stated terms and conditions, you cannot submit an application and may not participate in the program. Should you still decide to submit an application you will be held as accepting all term and conditions. A copy of these terms and conditions can be provided to you if you send us an email.

2. Eligibility

Who can apply to the program?

a) A startup that has a commercially proven technology, which can potentially solve one of the challenges (or even part of it).

If you are unsure about your eligibility to apply for the program, please contact us before submitting an application.

3. Submitting an Application

a) In order to submit an application you must fill in all mandatory fields and answer all questions within the application form on the program website.

b) Applications must comply with guidelines and recommendations set out on the program website.

c) Applications must be submitted in English.

d) Submission for applications start on June 15th. Submission deadline is published on the program website.

e) The submitter approves that he/she has the legal authority to submit the application on behalf of the company.

4. Timeline

After the applications have been submitted, the program will run in accordance with the following indicative timeline. We reserve the right to change any of the timeframes indicated on our program website (changes will be posted on the program website):
■ June 15, 2020 – Application opens.
■ June 22, 2020 – Live webinar with Challenge Leaders.
■ July 6, 2020 – Application Deadline.
■ July 7 to July 21, 2020 – Screening Process:

• Phase one – screening based on the applications.
• Phase two – startups that pass phase one will be asked to present a demo and explain how their solution/technology can solve the challenge.

■ July 22 to August 5, 2020 – Workshops with Deloitte’s experts: Startups that pass the screening process will participate in a 3-hour workshop with Deloitte's experts to discuss business opportunities, potential joint value propositions, tech requirements, etc.
■ August 31 – Innovation Challenge End of 1st Cycle: Deloitte will announce the selected startup(s) and program outcomes on its social media platforms, the program website and on an external Israeli media website (Geektime). Following the end of the 1st cycle, the selected startup(s) will work together with the Challenge Leaders to explore potential joint offerings.

5. Public Relations

a) The program will be covered by an Israeli website (Geektime), which may publish articles about the launch of the program and its end of the 1st cycle.

b) By applying to the program you agree that you may be mentioned in the articles.

6. Selecting the Startups for the Announcement

a) For each challenge, the startup(s) that will be included in the Innovation Challenge program will be selected by a team of Deloitte's experts led by the Challenge Leader (The "Team"). The composition of the Team may vary.

b) The team will make its decision for the Innovation Challenge Program based on the application forms, the demos, workshops and based on the startup's fit to solve the challenge.

c) The Team will select the startups at its sole discretion and only after receiving the approval of the Quality & Risk Management team to assure that a collaboration with the startup is possible according to law and Deloitte policies.

d) Decisions made by the Team are final. No correspondence will be possible.

e) Whenever we need to contact you in connection with the program, we will use the contact information provided by you in the application form. We are not responsible for incomplete or incorrect contact information provided.

7. Intellectual Property Rights, Information and Publicity

a) You confirm by applying to the program that you lawfully own all Intellectual Property Rights ("IPRs") subsisting in your application to the program and that your participation does not infringe on any third party's IPRs. You are responsible for obtaining any and all necessary permissions from third parties to use their IPRs in your application. We reserve the right to disclose your identity to any third party claiming material posted or uploaded by you to the program website constitutes a violation of their IPRs, or their confidentiality/privacy rights. We reserve the right to ask for additional evidence or documents to validate that all information you supply is true and complete.

b) The program does not retain any equity or ownership of the idea upon application. You retain full and exclusive ownership of your information and intellectual property rights. Any idea you submit will only be used for the purpose of evaluating your application to the program.

8. Changes and Program Cancellation

a) We may cancel the program or vary these terms and conditions at any time at our sole discretion.

b) We reserve the right to suspend the program at any time and to change the form and substance, dates for deadlines, and events, locations, and/or specification of the program.

c) Any changes to the terms and conditions will be posted only on the program website.

d) We reserve the right to not select startups for the Innovation Challenge Program.

e) By applying to the program you give your consent to such modification or cancellation in advance.

9. Use of Your Information and Privacy Statement

a) Privacy Statement

b) Confidentiality – Unless stated otherwise, information submitted in any application will be used by Deloitte for the purposes of the program.

c) We may also use the information for other purposes, at our sole discretion, including for marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by us or other members of the Deloitte Network that we feel may be of interest to you. We are hereby also referring you to use of your information.

10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Israeli law. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tel Aviv courts. By applying to the program you agree to submit to the Israeli law, regardless of your country of establishment or residence. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provision shall not affect the other provisions.

11. Miscellaneous provisions

a) Headings of Sections herein are inserted for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of these Terms and Conditions.

b) The team picked the challenges based on its sole discretion.

c) If there is any conflict between these terms and any other conditions regarding the program, these terms shall prevail.

d) We may update these terms at any point in time without providing you with a personal notification. The updated Terms and Conditions will be posted on the program website. By utilizing this site you are consenting to be bound by the then current form of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

If you have any further questions about the program, please contact tomcohen@deloitte.co.il