You want to participate ? You have a question ?

What are the terms of participation ?

  • The 24h of innovation is an event potentially open to any adult. However, all participants must register in advance. We strongly recommend that the organizer sets up a subscription process via a website. The organizers reserve the right to refuse any registration if the maximum number of participants is reached or for any other reason without having to justify their decision. Access to the event can be refused to someone not registered for the 24 hours of innovation.

Is there any participation fees ?

  • Yes. Registration and participation in the 24h of innovation is 10 euros for everyone and limited to 300 persons.
  • The catering fees are free, from friday night until saturday afternoon if the registration has been made via the 24h de l’innovation® official web site.
  • However, the organizers do not pay the accomodation and travel expenses and any other expenses during the 24h of innovation®.

What is the submission procedure for ideas or projects for the project owner ?

  • Any individual person or company may propose one or more ideas, research and development topics. In this case, the person or organization affiliation will be identified as a project’s owner for the 24h of innovation.
  • Project owners undertake to communicate only accurate, real and sincere information. Each project owner may be required to provide clarification or additional justification to the organizers of the 24h of innovation if necessary.
  • Participants of the 24h of innovation undertake to respect the privacy and intellectual property of project owners (Article 6).
    The ideas and projects must be submitted before the deadline fixed by the organizer.

What are the condition for the team constitution and the subject selection ?

  • The team constitution will not be regulated by the organizers of the 24h of innovation. We strongly encourage the team-building composition with varying profiles (students from different schools and universities, employees from different companies…), background, etc.
  • It is up to the organizer to decide on the maximum number of participant in each team and should bear in mind the number of prizes allocated to each team member. We would however recommend 10 people maximum per team.
  • Teams are free to choose their subjects according to the projects proposed by the project owners. The topics will be submitted by the organizer during the opening ceremony of the 24 hours of innovation and the team will then be allowed to choose from them.
  • Whether or not several teams will be allowed to work on the same subject will be at the discretion of the organizer.

What about the confidentiality and the intellectual property ?

  • All information provided by the project owners to the organizers of the 24 hours of innovation will remain confidential until the event opening. The project owners have full ownership of the intellectual property of the ideas and projects submitted.
  • The participants, by their own participation and registration to the 24 hours of innovation undertake to respect the confidentiality of the information submitted by the project owners.
  • Members of the jury of the 24 hours of innovation undertake to respect the confidentiality of the information in the presented projects.
  • Participating teams undertake to make available the maximum results and other documents produced during the 24 hours of innovation to the project owners of their project.
  • The participants and project owners are encouraged to exchange information regarding the results that could be presented or not during the 3 minute presentation. If there is no agreement between the team and the project owners, the presentations may be kept confidential (during a closed meeting session if needed) only in the event that the project owner or the team makes an explicit request to the organizers.
  • The organizers of the 24 hours of innovation and ESTIA cannot make any claim or request payment of royalties concerning any results obtained during the 24 hours of innovation. Project owners have full freedom with regards to participating teams as to what defines the intellectual property of results obtained during the 24 hours of innovation and how to exploit and industrialize them after the event.

Awarding the best project of the 24h of innovation

  • A jury will evaluate the projects presented by the teams during the presentations. The winner teams will be selected by the jury after all the presentations have been presented.
    Prior to the end of the event, the Organizer is required to provide criteria guidelines for the judging jury. Below is a list of criteria already established and we encourage the organizer to add these ones to his/her criteria:
    • originality, creativity and innovative concepts and solutions
    • respect of the environment – ecology – sustainable development solutions and concepts
    • technical and economical feasibility of concepts and solutions
    • relevance of the concepts and solutions in accordance with the needs and problems laid out by the project owner.
  • The winners and project owners allow ESTIA, the organizers and the partners of the 24 hours of innovation to publish their full name, relevant details of their company or organization affiliation (where applicable) on every form of communicative support without claiming any right whatsoever and within the limits of the project’s confidentiality.

The 24h of innovation calendar (recommanded)

  • 6 months before the event: Official call for project proposal, participation and sponsors of the 24 hours of innovation.

  • 10 days before the event: Deadline for ideas and project proposal submission.

  • 10 days before the event: Deadline for registration. The organizers have the jurisdiction to close the registration if the maximum number of participants is reached before the deadline.

  • During the event: Start of the 24 hours of innovation event.

  • 24h after the event: End of developments.

  • 24h after the event: Project presentations in front of the jury (3 hours maximum)

  • After the presentation: Deliberation of the jury – Announcement of winners (1 hour maximum)

  • Closing Cocktail.

  • This calendar may be modified by the organizer according to the size of the edition.

     

Responsibility

  • Any participant of the 24 hours of innovation must accept this contract and in particular undertake to respect the confidentiality and intellectual property of the project owner (Article 6).
  • Organizers of the 24 hours of innovation and legal representatives of ESTIA cannot be held liable in case of any breach of those obligations.
  • Organizers and legal representatives of ESTIA have the right to cancel the application and the participation of any person who does not comply with these rules, or for any failure to respect the equipment, the building, the staff, etc.
  • The participants undertake not to take any action against ESTIA and the organizers of the 24 hours of innovation concerning the results and decisions of the jury.
  • The organizers undertake not to take any action against ESTIA concerning any trouble that may occur during the 24 hours of innovation. This document is only a brief account of recommendations concerning the organization of the 24 hours of innovation: the organizers are the only responsible of their own event.
  • We strongly encourage the organizers to inform and check with their own insurance about the risks that are covered or not by their insurance policy.

Who has created the 24h and who can organize this event ?

  • In 2007, ESTIA has created and trademark the "24h of innovation®" brand. ESTIA organize a new season of the 24h of innovation every year. This event is open and free for different audiences (students, creatives, professionals, companies, employees, ...) in France and abroad.
  • The schools and universities can participate to different seasons in France but can also request a "license" to organize their own 24h event abroad.
  • Companies and clusters can also contact us in order to have a "corporate license" and organize a specific 24h of innovation in their company. ESTIA can also accompany them by proposing its help for the organization, the event atmosphere according to their needs.

 

You want to organize a 24h of innovation event

If you want to organize a 24h of innovation in your country, contact-us to get a license and follow these rules.

RULES

1- Follow the 24h format

  • The teams are then requested to present their project clearly in front of a jury within three minutes time frame using all the material needed in order to do so. (videos, prototype, model, etc.).

2- Keep in mind the 24h of innovation® spirit

  • Your event must embrace the spirit of the 24h of innovation itself: create a stimulating but friendly and relaxing atmosphere, encourage cross-disciplinary and teamwork spirit, instigate a creative attitude along with innovative ideas…

3- Choose the right place

  • The environment you choose for the venue will set the tone for the entire event. You must consider the facilities made available to the participants: auditorium for the opening ceremony and presentations, rooms for teams, a suitable area in which to eat, drink, relax in or play music etc. Do not forget that the participants will “live” there during a 24 hour period. Managing students in a classroom environment or managing a one day business seminar are two very different situations when considering an entire group of people for a 24 hour period.

4- One event a year

  • A 24h of innovation license allows you to organize one event a year. (If you wish to organize a subsequent event, you must apply for a new license every year.)

5- One event for one location

  • ESTIA allocates one location-based license per applicant. Your 24h of innovation event must take place in the exact same place as mentioned on your license application. A 24h of innovation license is valid for a specific venue at a designated time only.

6- Respect the branding

  • You can use the 24h of innovation logo but you must make it clear that your event is not the 24h of innovation organized by ESTIA.

7- Co-event are possible

  • 24h of innovation events may be combined with or integrated into pre-existing conference or event only after having giving permission to do so. Each and every case is studied individually by ESTIA.

8- License is transferable

  • 24h of innovation licenses are transferable but you need to notify us first in order to validate the new organizer.

9- Keep top secret subjects

  • More than anything else, the 24h based format and innovative content are what defines a 24h of innovation event. As an official organizer, you’ll have to get as many subjects as possible and keep them SECRET until the event begins. Only 2 or 3 people should be in charge of collection and management of the list of subjects before the event.

10- Find the sponsors

  • Right from the onset, you’ll need to seek out a suitable sponsor to promote your event. You will be then be required to find funding in order to support your costs and also to acquire prizes for the 24h of innovation prize giving ceremony.

11- Form a local jury

  • It is your responsibility to locally form a jury to decide wich team is the winner of your event. The jury may be composed of school representative, partners, specialists, directors, ... There are no constraints. However the number of jurors must be limited. We suggest not to exceed 7 members.

12- Organize an event free of charge and all included

  • All 24h of innovation events are free of charge for those who wish to attend. All of the material needed (paperboard, pencils, post-it, table, chair, sofa, computer, software, prototyping support…) must be provided for the participants in order to foster their creative processes and to encourage them to create prototypes.

13- Catering

  • You must also provide complimentary food and refreshments to all the participants, sponsors and staff during the duration of the 24h innovation period. The 24h of innovation is an event which is completely free of charge. This includes breakfast, lunch; dinner and coffee breaks.

14- Limit the number of participants

  • Limit your event to 200 participants. Only individuals who have attended an official 24h of innovation at ESTIA may organize an event with more than 200 attendees. We strongly encourage the organizer to seek participants from a variety of varied institutions (companies, Universities, Technical Institutes, Schools…) and countries (by using video conferencing).

15- Open and free team constitution

  • The team constitution will not be imposed by the organizers of the 24h of innovation. We strongly encourage the team-building composition with different profiles (students from different schools and universities, employees from different companies, background, etc.). The organizer has to decide on the maximum number of people per team in relation to the number of prizes available. However, we recommend a maximum of 10 people per team.

16- Time management

  • Keep the event running on time – the development phase must last NO MORE than 24h, the presentation should never exceed 3 minutes. All presentations must never go over 3 hours.

17- Capture the event

  • We encourage the organizer to record short videos of the presentations and the event itself (friendly and creative atmosphere). After your event, you should make this video accessible to ESTIA and make it available to different types of Media. (youtube, facebook, etc.).

18- Good pressure makes diamond

  • Your event must maintain the spirit of the 24h of innovation itself: create stimulating but friendly and relaxing atmosphere, encourage cross-disciplinary and teamwork spirit, stimulate creative attitude and innovative ideas, etc. It emphasizes the good pressure on participants and motivates them. Remind them right throughout the 24h period of the time left running (with a massive countdown) but encourage the people to have a good time and to take time out from time to time to relax.

19- Put on a great show

  • After the 24h development phase, you must encourage the team to present the best of their work in no more than 3 minutes. You need to prepare a stage (a podium with light and the 24h of innovation logo…), coach the teams during the last preparations rush in order to stimulate them to put on a great show.

20- Be part of the 24h community

  • The 24h of innovation events are more than just separated events. It is a community of individuals from many different countries, cultures, university and qualifications. When the event is over, it is important to keep in touch with them and with us (social network, website, etc.).

21- Close carefully your event

  • After your event, you’ll need to do the following:

    1. Send a report to ESTIA with illustration of the winning teams, photos, results, etc.

    2. Upload photos to Flickr, tagged “24h-innovation[place name]”

    3. Upload video (if any) to the 24h-innovation channel on YouTube

    4. Share with the 24h community (social network, website, etc.)

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