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Terms & Conditions

  • GE ASEAN will enter into an agreement with the three national winning teams, to award a prize of an all-expense paid trip to Singapore for the final regional round. 
  • In the event of any change in the composition of the winning or runner-up team, GE shall decide on how the project can be taken forward.
  • The team's entry must be their original work failing which the entry shall be treated as invalid. In the event of any dispute by any third party or any other participant against any entry, the relevant participant against whom the claim has been made shall be responsible for any claims and GE shall be indemnified against all such claims by any third party or other participants.
  • The entry, in part or full, should not have been published/patented/submitted for any other competition by either you or any other person or entity.
  • The entry should not have been supported, fully or partially, by any private/public-funding agency, institute, company or any other entity.
  • Entries shouldn't violate or infringe on any copyright/patent/publication norms of any person or entity and should be compliant as per applicable laws in Malaysia/Thailand/Vietnam. If any participant violates this term GE shall be indemnified of any action legal or otherwise and the participants and the faculty certifying the same shall be responsible for such violation and no action can be initiated by any person or entity against GE for such violation by the participants.
  • Entries that are contrary to the spirit of the competition shall be disqualified at the sole discretion of the jury.
  • The participants shall have to maintain complete integrity and honesty in making submissions. Any violation of law or any data not personally owned by the participants but shared as their own shall be the participant’s own violation and GE is fully indemnified against any claims, actions, demands, deeds, etc. that arise out of the submission of application by the participants.
  • GE reserves rights to take action against the participants for any integrity violation either against the company or any third party.
  • No disputes with regards to any terms and conditions and process shall be entertained.
  • The decision of the judges appointed by GE shall be final and binding.
  • No substitution or transfer of prize shall be permitted.
  • The organizer is not responsible for any dispute arising regarding prize disbursal.
  • If a winner cannot, or will not, accept a prize, then the prize will be given to the runner up team.
  • Taxes, if any, may be deducted as per the law of the land.
  • By accepting a prize you agree to participate in promotional events and activities without any additional payment that may include, but are not limited to, showcases of your entry at industry events, and you agree to allow GE to use your name on presentation slides and other materials for promoting the competition on GE’s internet sites and in other documentation. That may take various forms, including printed materials, online articles, video, audio, and other digital recordings.
  • All efforts will be made to adhere to the dates; specified but unforeseen circumstances might force changes in the dates at the sole discretion of GE.
  • Specific dates within country for Rounds 1, 2, and 3 will be set at a later period, after considering the availability of most students/teams as well as GE personnel.
  • Some elements of prizes may be subject to change without prior notice at GE’s discretion.
  • Final round interviews for leadership programs is subjected to availability of intakes/openings of said leadership programs in the country of nationality of the contestant.
  • GE is in no way guaranteeing an investment for any participating team of this contest. Any investment decision will be made and offered solely by the 3rd party venture capitalist or investors.
  • By submitting the entries, it is deemed that the participants have accepted and agreed to all the terms and conditions of this contest.
  • The participating team shall keep GE indemnified against any third party Intellectual Property infringement.
  • The criteria of selection/short listing shall be the sole opinion of the jury collectively. This cannot be challenged by any of the entrants.
  • GE shall not entertain or be held responsible for any dispute arising regarding the Digital Start Up Competition.
  • The participants shall be solely responsible to obtain any patent/copyright registrations, if required, for the ideas/projects/submissions/prototypes submitted to GE during the Digital Start Up Competition. As part of this Competition, GE is interested only in encouraging students to think and contribute towards innovative, technical solutions for ASEAN using Predix as the solution’s platform provider.
  • Once the GE ASEAN Digital Start Up Competition is completed, if GE is interested in pursuing any of the ideas submitted either by the winner/runner-up or any other participant for commercial exploitation, GE would then approach the participants/university for licenses to use the idea and to further develop the same.
  • This contest is open to all university students currently studying & residing in one of the participating countries. Both local and international students are welcomed. However, it is not open to current full-time General Electric (GE) employees who are part-time/full-time students of either Diploma, Bachelors, Masters or PhD – this includes current interns. That being said, if an intern’s employment period is ending after August 27th 2017, then he/she is allowed to participate in this competition. All immediate family members and relatives of current GE employees are allowed to participate, but on the condition that the related GE employee must not be in the judging panel or in any way – directly or indirectly – involved in the process/stages of the competition.
  • Failure to comply to any of the terms and conditions listed will result in an immediate disqualification of the team,even if it pertains to an individual’s misdoing. This decision will be made at the sole discretion of the jury in GE.