Registration and Submission
Beginning on March 15, 2018 visit https://nyhealthchallenge.com (the “Challenge Website”) to submit ideas via the instructions listed on the Challenge Website.
You will be directed to complete an application. You must complete and submit the entire application. If a Contestant is part of a team, the Representative is required to add the team members as “Collaborators” in the submission fields.
Only entries applied through the Challenge website with completed applications will be accepted. In case of technical difficulties, the Contestants can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event of a dispute pertaining to this Challenge, the authorized account holder of the email address used to make the application and enter the Submission will be deemed to be the Contestant’s Representative.
Contestants must submit a novel idea, technology solution or business concept that addresses the Contest Topic, “Empowering Patients and Communities” (the “Idea”). Ideas may be at any stage of development, including pre-company formation.
There is no cost to enter a Submission.
Though not required, Contestants may submit a separate pitch summary of the Idea (no more than 3 pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font) with the Application for the Submission Period.
Though not required, Contestants may submit a separate video of the idea (no longer than 5 minutes).
Though not required, Contestants may submit one attachment that is in the form of an image, diagram or representative prototype.
All submissions must be received no later than 11:45 pm Eastern Time for the respective deadlines.
The Sponsor and/or the Administrator, at their sole discretion, may permit a Contestant to modify part of the Submission for the purpose of removing material that potentially infringes a third-party mark or right, discloses personally identifiable information, or is otherwise inappropriate. The modified Submission must remain substantively the same as the original Submission with the only modification being what is permitted by the Sponsor and/or Administrator. Any modifications beyond what is permitted may result in disqualification.
Contestants may be required to provide additional information, and the Administrator has the right to request additional information about your team and/or proposed project during the final contestant selection process. Failure by a Contestant to respond in a timely fashion or fully honor such a request may result in disqualification of the Submission.
Limit of one Submission per Contestant.
No additional team members may be added or changed after the Submission is made.
C. Submission Requirements
All Submission materials must be in English.
The Idea must not be substantially similar to an existing product distributed commercially by the Contestant or any other venture.
- Be the original work product of the Contestant.
- Be solely owned by the Contestant and with no other person or entity having any right or interest in it.
- Not violate the Intellectual Property rights or other rights including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity.
The Contestant must own all rights to the Idea and its creativity. By entering a Submission, Contestant represents, warrants and agrees that the Submission is their own work, and that the submission complies with the Official Rules.
D. Questions About the Application Process
The Center for Entrepreneurship will answer questions regarding the rules. Questions must be submitted via the contest website at https://www.nyhealthchallenge.com/thechallenge/submit-a-question/ no later than April 27, 2018 and will be posted to the website so all potential applicants can see the questions and answers. Only questions and answers will be posted; the applicants who ask them will be anonymous.
E. Judging of the Submissions
Once a Submission is received it will be reviewed by the Sponsor, Administrator and/or a panel of Judges. At any point during the competition, the Administrator has the right to ask a Contestant to submit proofs and supporting documents related to their ideas.
The review may be conducted in one or more rounds of judging, and each round of judging may involve different Judges. The Sponsor and/or the Administrator reserve the right to substitute or modify the judging panel or criteria at any time for any reason.
All Judges shall be and remain fair and impartial. Any Judge may recuse him or herself from judging if the Judge, the Sponsor and/or the Administrator considers that it is inappropriate, for any reason, for the Judge to evaluate a specific Submission or group of Submissions at any phase of the Challenge. This includes, but is not limited to, cases where a Judge has a material business relationship or affiliation with a Contestant.
The Submissions will be judged using the following criteria:
- Need: Does this idea address an immediate need? Will it impact a large number of individuals or a small number of individuals in a significant way?
- Consumer/Provider Impact: How does the idea provide additional access to care, reduce costs, improve quality and/or serve the community?
- Originality of the idea: Is the idea unique and innovative? Does it challenge the status-quo?
- Clarity of concept: Is there a clear description of the idea?
- Viability: Can the idea be sustainable and have a significant impact on healthcare?
- Feasibility: Is it technically possible to develop the idea?