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Organization

The Education Dept. and the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training organizes the 24H innovation® Barcelona event by Dualiza Bankia. This event is based on another event called 24H of innovation®, organized since 2007 by ESTIA. The 24H of innovation® Barcelona by Dualiza Bankia is a free event, open to different audiences (students, creatives, professionals, employees, companies, creators…) in Catalonia and beyond.

The 24H of innovation is not a contest. It is the opportunity to participate in an experience based on active learning, linked to innovation and creativity. To reward the work and commitment of the participants, gifts are distributed to the participants. Distributed gifts will be the rewards, but they are not a motivation to participate. That is why the organization will not disclose the complete list of gifts before the winners by category are selected by the jury.

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Participation fee

Registration and participation at the 24H of innovation are free within the limit of the number of fixed places established by the organization.

Meals for the participants will be in charge depending on the start time and day (for example from Wednesday night to Thursday morning) by the organizers subject to reservation of registration on the official website of the 24H of innovation® Barcelona.

However, the organizers are not responsible for the accommodation and travel expenses of the participants and all other expenses incurred by the participants during the 24H of innovation®.

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Modalities of participation

The 24H of innovation® event is potentially open to any person of legal age. However, each participant has to register in advance on the official website of the 24H of innovation® – www.24hbcn.com before the deadline set by the organizers.

The organizers reserve the right to deny participation to any person if the maximum number of places is covered or for another reason without having to justify their decision.

Access to the building and areas for the event will be potentially denied to people not registered at the 24H of innovation®.

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Modalities for presenting topics for the 24H of innovation®

Any organization can present a topic for free during a 24H of innovation edition. Different types of topics can be proposed: a research and development topic, a new idea, a need for a new concept, a problem…

By presenting the topic on the official website of the 24H of innovation®, the company is identified as the project leader during the 24H of innovation.

Project leaders undertake to communicate only accurate, real and honest informations. Each project leader may be asked for details or additional justifications by the organizers of the 24H of innovation®.

The topics presented on the 24H of innovation® website remain confidential and are only transmitted to the head of the 24H of innovation®.

Once the topic is validated, the organizers will subsequently contact to each project leader with the aim of proposing a synthesis of the topic in the form of a slide that will be publicly disclosed to the participants during the opening ceremony of the 24H of innovation®.

Each person who participates in the 24H of innovation® undertakes to respect the confidentiality and intellectual property clauses (article 6).

Topics necessarily have to be presented on the official website of the 24H of innovation®: www.24hbcn.com. LPresentations can be written in Catalan, Spanish, English.

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Modalities for the formation of teams and the assignment of topics

The formation of teams is free and will not be imposed by the organizers of the 24H of innovation®. The rules for team formation are as follows:

  • 10 people (maximum) per team
  • We strongly recommend the creation of heterogeneous teams composed of different profiles

The topics proposed by different project leaders will be revealed by the organizers of the 24 hours of innovation® during the opening ceremony of the 24 hours of innovation® and the participants will be able to choose their topic in a maximum of 10 places per team and per topic.

Organizers may or may not authorize several teams to work on the same subject.

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Confidentiality and intellectual property

All information communicated by the project leaders to the organizers of the 24 hours of innovation® is kept confidential until the opening of the 24 hours of innovation®.

All the participants of the 24H of innovation® undertake to respect the confidentiality of the information to which they can have access during the 24H of innovation®.

Project leaders retain full intellectual property of the ideas and projects presented on the 24H of innovation® website. The 24H of innovation® will be governed by the Spanish intellectual property law.

The members of the jury of the 24H of innovation® undertake to respect the confidentiality of the information to which they will have access during the 24H of innovation®.

Participants undertake to send the maximum amount of results and documents produced during the 24 hours of innovation® to the project leaders who are at the origin of their project. Participants and project leaders are invited to agree on the information and results that may be revealed during the 3-minute presentation in front of the jury.

However, if the interested parties cannot reach an agreement, the defense of the projects by the development teams may be made behind closed doors on an exceptional basis provided that both parties make an explicit request to the organizers. The organizers reserve the right to deny the claim without justifying their decision.

The organizers of the 24H of innovation® agree not to request royalties on the results obtained during the 24H of innovation®.

In this way, project leaders and participants will have full freedom of exploitation and industrialization of the results after 24H of innovation®.

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Designation of the winners of the 24 hours of innovation®

After 24 hours of development, the teams will present their work in 3 minutes in front of the jury composed of innovation experts. After the presentations, the jury will select the best projects and developments carried out during the 24H of innovation®. The members of these development teams will be recognized for the work done at the closing of the event.

Projects and developments will be judged by the jury based on the following criteria:

  • Originality, creativity and innovation of solutions and imagined concepts
  • Respect for the environment, sustainable development of the solutions and imagined concepts
  • Technical and economic feasibility of imagined solutions and concepts
  • Relevance to the needs of the users of the imagined solutions and concepts

The winners and project leaders authorize the organizers and partners of the 24 hours of innovation® to publish their first and last name, the complete contact details of their company and parent organization (if applicable) in the communication action context, without being able to claim any rights, and this within the limits of confidentiality of the project.

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24H of innovation® calendar

  • 75 days before the event: Official launch of the 24H Project calls, participations and sponsors
  • 10 days before the event: Deadline for submitting ideas and projects
  • 10 days before the event: Registration deadline. Organizers can close registrations if the maximum number of participants is reached before the deadline
  • Start of the 24H of innovation
  • 24H after the beginning: End of developments
  • 24H after the beginning: Defenses of the projects in front of the jury (3min max…)
  • 1h after the last defense: Deliberation and announcement of the winners

The organizer may adjust this calendar depending on the measure of the event.

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Responsibilities and disclaimers

Any person participating in the 24 hours of innovation® accepts these regulations and undertakes to respect the confidentiality and intellectual property clauses (Article 6).

In any case, the Education Dept. and the Dualiza Bankia Foundation for Dual Training as organizers of the 24h of innovation® Barcelona as well as the legal representatives of ESTIA cannot be held responsible for any behavior that is missing in these obligations.

The Education Dept. and the Dualiza Bankia Foundation for Dual Training as organizers of the 24 hours of innovation® Barcelona as well as the legal representatives of ESTIA reserve the right to cancel the participation of any participant who does not respect this regulation, the materials, the place, third parties …

The candidate agrees not to appeal against the organizational conditions of the 24 hours of innovation, the results and the decisions of the jury.

Regulation last updated on September 1, 2019.