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Welcome to Ripple2wave’s inaugural Digital Water Hackathon! An exceptional opportunity for global and local audiences to come together and work on Singapore’s digital water problem statements coming from the water industry. Build your company, scale to greater heights and use this platform in Singapore to build your business case.

The Digital Water Programme is open to those who are interested in technology innovation for the water sector and have an interesting project or other idea to develop within the scope of the challenges proposed.

 

Participation in the Digital Water Programme is open to individuals aged 18 or older. You can apply individually or as a team of minimum 3 and maximum 5 people. If you are an individual applicant, you will be required to form into teams by the second day of the 5-day bootcamp, either on you own or with the help of the event organisers.

Yes, the Digital Water Hackathon is free of any admission fees. Sign up now on our event page at https://digitalwaterhackathon.com/

The winning team will be selected by a jury made up of industry experts from the water and digital sector; and professionals such as VCs and business veterans.

The jury will analyse and evaluate all works presented by the team according to the following evaluation criteria: a) Solution Fit, b) Innovation, c) Commercial Viability, d) Team & Delivery

Intellectual Property (IP) rights refers to patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trademarks and service marks, trade names and domain names, right in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights to preserve confidentiality of information (including know-how and trade secrets). It can also include any applications for (and rights to apply for and be granted) renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist, now or in the future, in any part of the world.

 

During Application

As a problem solver, if you would like to share intellectual property rights which may contribute to the value proposition of the solution, it will be advisable to consider getting appropriate legal advice prior to making any disclosures in your application.

Please be aware that r2wi will not require the disclosure of any confidential information or obligations of confidentiality from any individual or entity involved in the process.

 

Will I as Problem Solver retain my Intellectual Property rights?

Each Problem Owner has a preferred IP arrangement for their challenge, which is also reflected under the respective Problem Statement Terms.

After the selection of the team(s) into the deep mentoring phase and prior to the development of the POC/Prototype, the Problem Solver and Problem Owner can enter into a new agreement governing the terms of the POC/Prototype. If necessary, IP workshops can also be provided to guide Problem Solvers on IP arrangements.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read through the specific terms and conditions of each problem statement before applying.

 

What Intellectual Property rights will Problem Owners have?

Problem Owners have to acknowledge the Problem Solver ownership of IP rights, and all IP created from Problem Solver’s work on the Problem Statement is to be owned by the Problem Solver. However, Problem Owner may propose IP and exclusivity positions with the selected team(s) before proceeding further into the deep mentoring phase which may include development, testing and evaluation of the solution proposed.

 

General IP Guidelines

The background IP (for eg. datasets, information and materials) provided by the Problem Owner will belong to the problem statement owner. The Problem Owner may require the Problem Solver to sign a Non-disclosure agreement before the release of such background IP.

The background IP proposed and/or provided by the Problem Solver will reside with the Problem Solver as this is what they bring forward as part of their application and participation in the digital water hackathon.

Any technology/product development that may result in the creation of foreground IP will be undertaken by the Problem Owner and Problem Solver.

No. We will accept applications from all background It is sufficient to have interest in the digital water sector. However, you are expected to bring valuable skillsets to contribute to a viable business team, and bring ideas into reality.

Yes, we do! Initially, we welcome participants from all countries to join our Digital Water Programme. The 5-day bootcamp is a hybrid (physical + live conference) event in Singapore, with the intent to help individual applicants to form teams to build their solution value proposition.  For overseas teams, you will probably find Day 0 useful from the more in-depth sharing of the digital water landscape, problem statements, and Q&A with the problem statement owners.

 

Teams that are selected into the deep mentoring stage will have 1-1 access to business and technical mentors, as well as to domain experts from the problem statement owners. Use these sessions to refine your solution, impress the problem statement owners and the stakeholders around you.  You will know if you are onto something big in the process, and towards demo day.

Participants must bring their own computers, ID cards and other tools they may need (charging device, mouse, keyboard, USB flash drive, etc). Most importantly bring on your passion to create!

For details of our list of problem statements visit https://digitalwaterhackathon.com/.

Definitely! We welcome existing startups and SMEs to leverage on our business and technical mentors to refine their existing solutions solving the problem statements of our stakeholders

If your questions are not addressed in our FAQs, kindly reach out to us at info@digitalwaterhackathon.com


If your questions are not addressed in our FAQs, kindly reach out to us at info@digitalwaterhackathon.com