FAQ

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Also, please be sure to review the Official Rules and Regulations of the HIT Challenge 2016.

 


  • General Participation
  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Semi-Finals
  • Finals
  • Ownership & IP
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  • 1. How many members can there be in the TST?
     

    Each TST may be made up of up to three (03) persons from the participating Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) or start-ups in the IT Industry.

    (Details of the participating IHLs and startups with their core competence / experience would be made available to the teams progressing to Phase 2)

  • 2. Who is eligible to participate?
     

    All participating team members must be working in the healthcare industry. Individuals not in the healthcare industry are not eligible to participate as a member of the Core Team.

    Teams moving on to Phase 2 will work with an additional Technical Support Team (TST) who provides technical guidance to the team to develop their prototypes. TST members need not be working in the healthcare industry.

  • 3. What is a “Technical Support” team?
     

    Technical Support Team (TST) consists of team members who will join the core team in Phase 2 to provide technical guidance to the core team to develop their prototypes. TST members need not be working in the healthcare industry.

  • 4. How many members can there be in the Core team?
     

    Each Core team may be made up at least two (02) but not more than five (05) members.

  • 5. What are the important dates?
     
  • 6. Who can serve as a Team Leader, and what are their responsibilities?
     

    Anyone in the core team can be the team leader.
    The Team Leader is responsible for registering the Team, obtaining any additional information about team members as required by the Administrator, uploading the team’s concept entry, and facilitating distribution of prizes.

  • 7. Who is in charge of running the Challenge?
     

    The co-organisers of the Challenge are:

    • Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
    • National Healthcare Group
    • Serious Games Association (Singapore)

    The administrator of the Challenge is the Serious Games Association (Singapore).

  • 8. Is there a participation fee?
     

    Participation in Phase 1 – Idea Generation is free.

    However, teams with accepted concepts (moving onto Phase 2) will be notified by email and will need to complete the team registration fee payment of S$60 per team.

  • 9. What is the official language of the Challenge?
     

    The official language of the challenge is English. All challenge business including registration, correspondence, and concept submission, must be completed in English.

  • 10. Can an individual be a member of more than one team?
     

    No, an individual may participate in only one (01) team.

  • 11. What is a “Core” team?
     

    The “Core” team is the team that is formed to submit the concept, under Phase 1 – Idea Generation.
    Core team members must be working in the healthcare industry.

  • 1. How can I submit my team’s concept?
     

    The concept submission form is found on the “Submit Concept” page of the official website.

    Each Team Leader must submit the form using a unique email address. The Concept Submission deadline is 23:59 hrs (+08:00 GMT) on Monday, 18 April 2016. All teams must be registered by this deadline in order to participate. Late entries will not be considered.

  • 2. How many concepts can each team submit?
     

    Each team is limited to one (01) concept submission.

  • 3. Is there a prescribed template for the concept submission?
     

    Concept submissions are to be done electronically via the website. Please follow the online form / instructions posted to complete the submission.

  • 4. Does the concept need to be original, or can we make improvements to an existing design?
     

    The Team’s concept entry must be an original work created by the team members, and the Team must have all necessary rights to submit the concept.

    The entry may be an improvement on another party’s existing design; however, it must contain substantial new, original elements and only these original elements will be considered when being judged. Any existing ideas must be clearly denoted.

  • 1. When will I know if my team’s submission is accepted for Phase 2?
     

    Teams with accepted concepts (moving onto Phase 2) will be notified by email by 20 May 2016.

  • 2. How does my team enlist the Technical Support Team?
     

    Details of the participating IHLs and startups with their core competence / experience would be made available to the teams progressing to Phase 2. The core team can then contact the list of potential TSTs to discuss / match their competences before confirming which TST to enlist into the team.

  • 3. When is the registration fee and payment deadline?
     

    The team registration fee payment of S$60 per team has to be made online, via the official website page “Registration Payment” (which will be opened in due course).

    The registration payment deadline is 23:59 hrs (+08:00 GMT) on Thursday, 30 June 2016. Teams who do not complete the payment by this deadline will be considered as withdrawn.

  • 1. How many teams will be selected for the finals?
     

    Ten (10) teams will be selected for the finals.

  • 2. When is the semi-finals?
     

    The semi-finals will be held on 18 August 2016.

  • 1. When is the finals?
     

    The finals will be held on 23 September 2016, in conjunction with the Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress 2016.

  • 2. What are the prizes?
     

    There will be three (03) top prizes given out at the finals. Winning teams will receive cash prizes and grants to develop their prototypes into proof of concepts.

  • 1. Who has the IP rights to the proposed solutions?
     

    The solutions/devices developed, and any associated Intellectual Property (IP) rights shall belong to the organisations of the participants. In the event that the team is made of up of more than one organisation, it shall be the responsibility of the participating organisations to agree amongst themselves on matters relating to the IP ownership and management. It shall also be the participating organisations’ responsibility to protect their IP before disclosure, as they deem appropriate.