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Terms of Participation—Advance Queensland Small Business Innovation Research Initiative
SBIR General Participation

These Terms govern participation in the Advance Queensland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Initiative conducted by DSITI and facilitated by the Service Provider. Additional information about the SBIR Initiative may be provided through Information Updates.

Outline of the SBIR Initiative

  1. The SBIR Initiative involves an innovative procurement process that encourages Applicants to solve a Challenge and will be conducted in up to 3 stages:
    1. Information Exchange Day, followed by a Solution Presentation Day;
    2. Feasibility Stage; and
    3. Proof of Concept Stage.
  2. These Terms cover submitting a Proposal and participation in the Information Exchange Day and Solution Presentation Day. Applicants who proceed to the Feasibility Stage and/or Proof of Concept Stage will be required to agree to the terms and conditions for the Feasibility Stage and/or Proof of Concept Stage (as is applicable). An example of these terms and conditions can be found on the Website.
  3. The Information Exchange Day will be an opportunity for Applicants and Challenge Owners to exchange information regarding the Challenges.
  4. The Solution Presentation Day will be an opportunity for Applicants to present their Proposals to DSITI, the Challenge Owner, the Service Provider and an evaluation panel appointed by the Challenge Owner.
  5. Following assessment, successful Applicants may then be invited to proceed to the Feasibility Stage. DSITI and the Challenge Owner have absolute discretion as to which Applicants and how many Applicants are invited to proceed to the Feasibility Stage. Depending on the nature of the Challenge and the Proposal, DSITI and the Challenge Owner may, at their absolute discretion, invite an Applicant to proceed directly from the Solution Presentation Day to the Proof of Concept Stage.
  6. The objectives of the Feasibility Stage are to:
    1. prove the technical merit of the Proposed Solution
    2. demonstrate how the Proposed Solution will solve the Challenge
    3. identify how the Proposed Solution will operate within any constraints identified by the Challenge Owner
    4. identify any technical problems, production barriers or other risks, and viable actions to address them
    5. determine if the Proposed Solution can proceed to Proof of Concept Stage
    6. identify key activities and proposed outcomes for the Proof of Concept Stage
    7. determine the commercial potential and route to market, including anticipated lead time to market, for the Proposed Solution.
  7. Following the Feasibility Stage, the outcomes will be assessed by the Challenge Owner and an evaluation panel appointed by the Challenge Owner. The outcomes of the Feasibility Stage may also be independently assessed. Following assessment successful Applicants may then be invited to SBIR—General 2 participate in the Proof of Concept Stage. DSITI and the Challenge Owner have absolute discretion as to which Applicants and how many Applicants are invited to proceed to the Proof of Concept Stage. An Applicant who has taken part in the Feasibility Stage may not be invited to proceed to the Proof of Concept Stage.
  8. The objectives of the Proof of Concept Stage are to:
    1. develop a working prototype or minimum viable product based on the Challenge Owner’s needs and operating within identified constraints
    2. undertake a pilot to test and validate the Proposed Solution
    3. conduct the proof of concept activities identified during the Feasibility Stage
    4. assess the outcomes of the Proof of Concept Stage against the expected outcomes identified during the Feasibility Stage
    5. examine the operational requirements to implement the Developed Solution with the Challenge Owner
    6. finalise the proposed route to market and necessary steps to enable acquisition of the Developed Solution by the Challenge Owner, as well as by potential customers in the wider market.
  9. Following the Proof of Concept Stage, the outcomes will be assessed by the Challenge Owner and an evaluation panel appointed by the Challenge Owner. The outcomes of the Proof of Concept Stage may also be independently assessed.
  10. Following the Proof of Concept Stage and assessment, the Challenge Owner may decide to further develop or acquire the Developed Solution. If so, it is contemplated that the Challenge Owner and the Applicant will negotiate in good faith and enter into a formal agreement for the further development or acquisition of the Developed Solution for a fair market price, having regard to the financial support given to the Applicant under the SBIR Initiative.
  11. Applicants acknowledge that the Challenge Owner:
    1. is under no obligation to acquire the Developed Solution; and
    2. may, at its sole discretion, negotiate with any other party at any time, for the acquisition of a solution to the Challenge.
  12. The Applicant acknowledges that if the Challenge Owner agrees to acquire the Proposed Solution, and the Applicant is an information and communication technology (ICT) supplier, it may be required to:
    1. hold industry accreditation (QAssure certification); and
    2. be accredited under the Queensland Government Information Technology Contracting Framework (also refer to Accreditation for ICT suppliers.
    The Applicant acknowledges that it is their sole responsibility to obtain the necessary accreditation prior to contracting with the Challenge Owner for the acquisition of the Developed Solution.

Applicants

  1. Applicants may be individuals or organisations that are interested in developing a solution to the Challenge, but must not be employees of DSITI, the Challenge Owner or the Service Provider.
  2. Each Applicant must sign an acknowledgement agreeing to these Terms before they may participate in the SBIR Initiative.
  3. Where an Applicant is an organisation, the individual representing that organisation must sign an acknowledgement of these Terms on their own behalf and on behalf of the organisation before they may participate in the SBIR Initiative.
  4. A group of individuals or organisations may participate in the SBIR Initiative as a team, but each team member must sign an acknowledgement of these Terms and a maximum of five representatives of the team may attend the Information Exchange Day and Solution Presentation Day. Each member must obtain their own legal advice regarding formation of this team and the ownership of Intellectual Property Rights.
  5. Each Applicant warrants that it:
    1. has not been convicted of an offence under the Criminal Code where one of the elements of the offence is that the person is a participant in a criminal organisation within the meaning of s60A(3) of the Criminal Code; and
    2. is not subject to an order under, or been convicted of an offence under the Criminal Organisation Act 2009 (Qld).
    The warranties in this clause are provided on an ongoing basis. Each Applicant warrants that it will immediately notify DSITI if the Applicant becomes aware that any warranty made in this clause was inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading in any way, or becomes inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading in any way.
  6. DSITI reserves the right to:
    1. disqualify any individual or organisation from being an Applicant for any reason in its entire discretion; and
    2. accept late applications from individuals or organisations seeking to become applicants in the SBIR Initiative.
  7. DSITI and the Challenge Owner have absolute discretion as to which Applicants and how many Applicants attend the Information Exchange Day and Solution Presentation Day, and which Applicants and how many Applicants proceed from the Solution Presentation Day to the Feasibility Stage and/or Proof of Concept Stage.

Submitting a proposal

  1. Details of the Challenges will be available on the Website. Parties interested in solving a Challenge through the SBIR Initiative can submit an expression of interest through the Website outlining their initial Proposal by providing the information requested on the Website.
  2. Expressions of interest received by DSITI will be assessed by an evaluation panel appointed by the Challenge Owner against the assessment criteria available on the Website. Shortlisted parties will be invited by DSITI to attend the Information Exchange Day.

Information Exchange Day and Solution Presentation Day

  1. The Information Exchange Day will allow Applicants and the Challenge Owner to request and share further information about the Challenge.
  2. As part of the Information Exchange Day, Applicants may be asked to participate in group sessions involving other Applicants.
  3. Applicants will be required to attend a Solution Presentation Day 5 to 10 business days after the Information Exchange Day, to present their refined Proposal to DSITI, the Challenge Owner, the Service Provider and an evaluation panel appointed by the Challenge Owner. Applicants will be provided with details of the date and location prior to the Solution Presentation Day.
  4. Applicants’ Proposals will be assessed against evaluation criteria that will be made available to Applicants prior to the Solution Presentation Day.
  5. The Solution Presentation Day must be attended by the same representatives of the Applicant who attended the Information Exchange Day, unless otherwise agreed to by DSITI and the Challenge Owner.
  6. Applicants who do not attend the Information Exchange Day will not be eligible to attend the Solution Presentation Day.
  7. As part of their Proposal, Applicants will be required to provide their proposal activities and funding using the schedule 1 to the terms and conditions (docx, 27KB) provided by DSITI and available on the Website. The Challenge Owner may negotiate the proposed activities, timeframes and funding amounts with the Applicant. If the Applicant is selected to proceed to the Feasibility Stage or Proof of Concept Stage, these activities and funding amounts will form part of the binding agreement between the Challenge Owner, DSITI and the Applicant, upon acceptance of the Feasibility Stage or Proof of Concept Stage terms and conditions, as the case may be.
  8. After evaluation of the Proposals, the Challenge Owner will select one or more Applicants to proceed to either the Feasibility Stage or the Proof of Concept Stage. The Challenge Owner’s decision in that regard is final.
  9. Applicants chosen to proceed to the Feasibility Stage or the Proof of Concept Stage will be notified by DSITI.

Formation of a team by joining individual Applicants

  1. Applicants may, at any stage, request approval from DSITI and the Challenge Owner to:
    1. form a team with one or more other Applicants; or
    2. alter the composition or membership of an existing team,
    provided that any such request is subject to the agreement of all relevant Applicants and the approval of DSITI and the Challenge Owner, which may be given subject to conditions.
  2. If individual entries are joined to form a single new team they will be considered as one team for the purposes of the SBIR Initiative and will only be considered to progress to the Feasibility Stage and/or Proof of Concept Stage as a single new team.
  3. All Applicants who form a team by combining their individual entries must obtain their own legal advice regarding the formation of the team

No Compensation or Reimbursement for Information Exchange Day or Solution Presentation Day

  1. All costs associated with participation in the Information Exchange Day and Solution Presentation Day, including the development of Proposals, must be borne solely by Applicants. Neither DSITI nor the Challenge Owner will pay, reimburse or compensate any Applicants for any costs they incur in relation to the Information Exchange Day or Solution Presentation Day.
  2. Any Applicant expending money, making commitments or incurring liabilities on the basis of participating in the SBIR Initiative does so at its own risk and expense.
  3. An Applicant is not entitled to claim compensation or loss from DSITI or the Challenge Owner for any matter arising out of the SBIR Initiative.
  4. DSITI and the Challenge Owner will contribute funding towards development of the Proposed Solution for those Applicants proceeding through the Feasibility Stage and/or Proof of Concept Stage. The provision of this funding will be subject to the terms and conditions for the Feasibility Stage and/or the Proof of Concept Stage, as the case may be.

Provision of misleading information

  1. Applicants warrant that they will not provide incorrect, misleading or fraudulent information to DSITI, the Challenge Owner or the Service Provider.
  2. If DSITI and the Challenge Owner believe, at their sole discretion, that the Applicant has breached clause 7.1 at any time, these Terms may be terminated immediately by written notice from DSITI and the Applicant removed from the SBIR Initiative

Use of material provided by DSITI or the Challenge Owner

  1. Any material or information provided to entrants by DSITI or the Challenge Owner remains the property of DSITI or the Challenge Owner.
  2. Applicants must not disclose or publish information or data provided to them during the SBIR Initiative to other parties.
  3. Applicants must cease to use and destroy any records of information or material supplied to them by DSITI or the Challenge Owner in connection with the SBIR Initiative at the end of their participation or if otherwise requested to do so by DSITI or the Challenge Owner.
  4. DSITI and the Challenge Owner reserve the right to require Applicants to sign, in a form acceptable to DSITI and the Challenge Owner, a licensing agreement governing their use of DSITI’s or the Challenge Owner’s information, and any other documents that are required as are necessary for DSITI or the Challenge Owner to adequately protect their rights.
  5. An Applicant is not entitled to claim compensation or loss from DSITI, the Challenge Owner or the Service Provider for any losses, damages or expenses, or an extension of time to participate in the SBIR Initiative or submit a Proposal, on the grounds that insufficient or ambiguous information was given by DSITI, the Challenge Owner or the Service Provider.
  6. If DSITI and the Challenge Owner believe, at their sole discretion, that the Applicant has breached clause 8.2 at any time, or refuses to comply with a request made under clause 8.4, these Terms may be terminated immediately by written notice from DSITI and the Applicant removed from the SBIR Initiative.

Intellectual property rights

  1. All material, and Intellectual Property Rights in that material, created by an Applicant as part of the SBIR Initiative is owned by the Applicant/s who create the material.
  2. All material, and Intellectual Property Rights in that material, created by the Challenge Owner, DSITI or the Service Provider is owned by the party who authored the material.
  3. In the event that the Applicant incorporates or transforms material owned by the Challenge Owner, DSITI or the Service Provider into new material, ownership remains with the Challenge Owner, DSITI or the Service Provider, except where ownership is expressly granted to the Applicant.
  4. Each Applicant:
    1. warrants that the Proposal they make is their own original work and does not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights or Moral Rights of any other person;
    2. grants DSITI, the Challenge Owner and the Service Provider an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty free licence to use the information contained in the Proposal for the purpose of:
      1. evaluating Proposals;
      2. administering the SBIR Initiative; and
      3. any action contemplated by these Terms; and
    3. indemnifies DSITI, the Challenge Owner and the Service Provider from any liability arising from a breach by them of any person’s Intellectual Property Rights or Moral Rights.

Confidentiality

  1. Applicants must not:
    1. disclose Confidential Information to a third party other than as required by law or with the consent of the person who owns the Confidential Information; or
    2. make any attempt to observe or access the proposal, solutions or ideas of other Applicants.
  2. Applicants must immediately report to DSITI, the Challenge Owner or the Service Provider any breach of this clause or any inadvertent access that they obtain to the proposal, solutions or ideas of other Applicants.
  3. DSITI and the Challenge Owner reserve the right to require Applicants to sign a deed of confidentiality.
  4. If DSITI and the Challenge Owner believe, at their sole discretion, that the Applicant has breached clause 10.1 at any time, or refuses to comply with a request made under clause 10.3, these Terms may be terminated immediately by written notice from DSITI and the Applicant removed from the SBIR Initiative.

Marketing

  1. DSITI, the Challenge Owner or the Service Provider may publish marketing and advertising information about the SBIR Initiative on the internet, in brochures or in other forms.
  2. Applicants agree that DSITI, the Challenge Owner or the Service Provider may, without limitation, publish:
    1. details about them participating in the SBIR Initiative;
    2. information that identifies Applicant teams or companies; and
    3. details of the Proposals.
  3. Applicants also agree to DSITI, the Challenge Owner and the Service Provider using their name, likeness, image and photograph for publicity and promotional purposes for an unlimited period of time, without further notification or compensation. DSITI will own the copyright in any video, images and photographs of Applicants and in all material incorporating the video, image or photograph.

Limitation of liability

  1. To the extent permitted by law, DSITI excludes all guarantees, warranties, conditions or other terms that apply under or are implied by statute, common law or trade custom or usage.
  2. To the extent permitted by law, neither DSITI, the Challenge Owner nor the Service Provider will be liable to any person, including Applicants, for any injury, damages, expenses or loss whatsoever (including without limitation loss of profit, revenue or business and indirect, consequential, special or incidental loss or damage), sustained in the course of participating in the SBIR Initiative.
  3. Each Applicant releases, discharges, indemnifies and will keep indemnified DSITI, the Challenge Owner and the Service Provider and their officers, employees and agents from and against any Claim that may be made or brought by any person against them in connection with:
    1. the Applicant failing to observe or perform any of its obligations under these Terms;
    2. any negligent or unlawful act or omission of the Applicant or its employees; and
    3. contravention of any legislative requirement by the Applicant or its employees; and
    4. infringement by the Applicant or its employees of the Intellectual Property Rights or Moral Rights of any person.
  4. In this clause, Claim means any action, proceeding, claim and demand, including all costs, damages and expenses (including legal fees) reasonably incurred in defending any action, proceedings, claim or demand.

Termination for default

  1. DSITI and the Challenge Owner may terminate these Terms immediately by notice where they believe that the Applicant has:
    1. breached a warranty in clause 2.5 or has breached clause 7.1, 8.2, 10.1 or 17;
    2. refuses to, or is unable to, comply with a request made under clauses 8.4 or 10.3;
    3. has breached any other clause of these Terms, and DSITI and the Challenge Owner reasonably consider such breach as not capable of remedy;
    4. has become ineligible under the SBIR Initiative;
    5. has withdrawn from the SBIR Initiative;
    6. has withdrawn from the SBIR Initiative;
    7. has become bankrupt or insolvent, entered into a scheme of arrangement with creditors, or come under any form of external administration.
  2. For a breach that DSITI and the Challenge Owner reasonably consider as capable of remedy, DSITI and the Challenge Owner may terminate these Terms immediately by notice, where the Applicant has failed to remedy the breach within 10 business days of receiving a notice outlining the breach.
  3. Default of the Feasibility terms and conditions or Proof of Concept terms and conditions will be subject to the relevant clauses of the applicable terms and conditions.

Cancellation of the SBIR Initiative

  1. DSITI may cancel the SBIR Initiative at any time for any reason.
  2. Cancellation of the SBIR Initiative while an Applicant is undertaking the Feasibility Stage or Proof of Concept Stage will be subject to the relevant clauses of the Feasibility terms and conditions or Proof of Concept terms and conditions, as the case may be.

Acknowledgement of Support

  1. The Applicant must, in making any Formal Public Statement about the Proposal or Proposed Solution:
    1. include an acknowledgement of the SBIR Initiative and the Funding received from DSITI and the Challenge Owner; and
    2. comply with any requirements as notified to the Applicant by DSITI.

Privacy

  1. DSITI and the Challenge Owner are bound by the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) in relation to Personal Information.
  2. DSITI and the Challenge Owner may collect your Personal Information for the purpose of administering the SBIR Initiative. Applicants consent to DSITI and the Challenge Owner using their Personal Information for the purpose of administering the SBIR Initiative, including the sharing of such information between DSITI, the Challenge Owner and the Service Provider.

Commissions and Incentives

  1. An Applicant must not, and must ensure that its officers, employees and agents do not, give or offer anything to DSITI, the Challenge Owner or the Service Provider or any of their officers or employees, or to a parent, spouse, child or associate of their officers or employees, including any commission, inducement, gift or reward, which could in any way tend or be perceived as attempting to, influence DSITI, the Challenge Owner or the Service Provider ’s actions in relation to the SBIR Initiative.
  2. If DSITI, the Challenge Owner or the Service Provider believe at their sole discretion, that the Applicant has breached clause 17.1 at any time, these Terms may be terminated immediately by written notice from DSITI and the Applicant removed from the SBIR Initiative.

Anti-competitive conduct and conflict of interest

  1. Each Applicant warrants that:
    1. any material, Proposal or solution that it prepares during the SBIR Initiative is not prepared with any consultation, communication, contract, arrangement or understanding with any competitor (including any other Applicant) regarding:
      1. prices;
      2. the quality, quantity, specifications or delivery particulars of goods and/or services; or
      3. the terms of its Proposal or a competitor’s Proposal;
    2. it has not and will not during the SBIR Initiative:
      1. provide any benefit directly or indirectly to, or enter into any contract, arrangement or understanding to provide any benefit directly or indirectly to any competitor (including any other Applicant) relating in any way to the SBIR Initiative; or
      2. receive any benefit directly or indirectly from, or entered into any contract, arrangement or understanding to receive any such benefit directly or indirectly from any competitor (including any other Applicant) relating in any way to the SBIR Initiative.
  2. Clause 18.1 does not apply to the extent that Applicants:
    1. participate in the SBIR Initiative as part of a group; or
    2. engage in collaboration or exchange of ideas with other Applicants as part of the SBIR Initiative as facilitated by the Service Provider.
  3. The Applicant warrants that:
    1. it and its personnel or representatives do not hold any office or possess any property, are not engaged in any business or activity and do not have any obligations whereby a Conflict of Interest is created, or may appear to be created, in conflict with its obligations under these Terms, except as previously disclosed to DSITI and the Challenge Owner;
    2. it will not, and will ensure that its personnel and representatives do not, place themselves in a position that may give rise to a Conflict of Interest between the interests of DSITI and the Challenge Owner and the interests of the Applicant during the SBIR Initiative; and
    3. it will immediately notify DSITI and the Challenge Owner of any Conflict of Interest that arises during any stage of its participation in the SBIR Initiative.
  4. If DSITI and the Challenge Owner believe, at their sole discretion, that the Applicant has breached the warranties in clause 18 at any time, these Terms may be terminated immediately by written notice from DSITI and the Applicant removed from the SBIR Initiative.

Right to information and disclosure

  1. The Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) provides members of the public with a legally enforceable right to access documents held by Queensland Government agencies.
  2. The RTI Act requires that documents be disclosed upon request, unless they are exempt or on balance, disclosure is contrary to the public interest.
  3. Information contained in any material provided by Applicants to DSITI or the Challenge Owner is potentially subject to disclosure to third parties.
  4. If disclosure under the RTI Act or general disclosure of such material, in whole or in part, would be of concern to an Applicant, because it would disclose trade secrets, information of commercial value, the purpose or results of research or other information of a confidential nature, this should be indicated at the time the material is provided. However, DSITI and the Challenge Owner cannot guarantee that any information provided by an Applicant, including information that is identified by the Applicant as being confidential, will be protected from disclosure under the RTI Act.

Procurement policies

  1. Applicants acknowledge that the SBIR Initiative and individual Challenges released through the SBIR Initiative are subject to existing Queensland Government procurement policies.
  2. Applicants acknowledge that some Challenges may be subject to the requirements of the ICT SME Participation Scheme. If the ICT SME Participation Scheme does apply, DSITI will advise Applicants of this in the published Challenge or through additional Information Updates.
  3. Applicants acknowledge that it is their responsibility to obtain necessary information about this scheme prior to submitting their Proposal. Refer to the Queensland Government website for information about the scheme.

Miscellaneous

  1. Applicants are responsible for obtaining their own independent legal and financial advice regarding these Terms and their participation in the SBIR Initiative.
  2. The Applicant may not assign or subcontract any of the benefits or obligations under these Terms without DSITI and the Challenge Owner’s prior written consent. For the avoidance of doubt, an assignment under this clause includes but is not limited to a change in the ultimate or beneficial ownership of the Applicant, such that the assignment results in a change in control of the Applicant.
  3. These Terms may only be varied in writing by authorised representatives of DSITI, the Challenge Owner and the Applicant.
  4. These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Queensland.
  5. A reference to DSITI, the Challenge Owner, and any other government department, entity, authority, association, or body, whether statutory or otherwise (‘Government Entity’) will in the event of any such Government Entity ceasing to exist or being reconstituted, renamed or replaced or the powers or functions of the Government Entity being transferred to any other department, entity, authority, association or body, be deemed to refer respectively to the Government Entity established, constituted or succeeding, or as nearly as may be, to the powers or functions of the Government Entity.
  6. Clauses 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 19, 21.6, and 22 will survive termination or expiry of these Terms for any reason.

Interpretation

  1. The following definitions apply in these Terms:
    Applicant means the entity participating in the SBIR Initiative to solve a Challenge, whether in their own right or as the representative of an organisation or another entity.
    Challenge means the relevant issue or problem described on the Website, submitted by the Challenge Owner to be solved through the SBIR Initiative.
    Challenge Onwner means the entity that has submitted the Challenge to be solved through the SBIR Initiative.
    Confidential Information means information of, or supplied by, DSITI, the Challenge Owner, the Service Provider or an Applicant that is by its nature confidential, is designated as confidential or an Applicant knows or ought to know is confidential and includes information:
    1. about an Applicant's Proposal;
    2. comprised in or relating to any Intellectual Property Rights of DSITI, the Challenge Owner, the Service Provider or an Applicant;
    3. concerning the internal management and structure, personnel, processes and policies, commercial operations, financial arrangements or affairs of DSITI, the Challenge Owner, the Service Provider or an Applicant;
    4. that is of actual or potential commercial value to DSITI, the Challenge Owner, the Service Provider or an Applicant;
    5. relating to clients or suppliers of DSITI, the Challenge Owner, the Service Provider or an Applicant,
    6. but does not include information that:
    7. was already in the possession of an Applicant and not subject to an obligation of confidentiality;
    8. is lawfully received from a third party or independently developed by an Applicant; or
    9. is public knowledge other than through a breach of an obligation of confidentiality.
    Conflict of Interest includes any actual, reasonably anticipated or perceived conflict of interest, whether personal, financial, professional or otherwise.
    Developed Solution means the final outcome or solution to a Challenge that has been developed through the stages of the SBIR Initiative.
    DSITI means the State of Queensland acting through the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation.
    Feasibility Stage means the stage of the SBIR Initiative, as outlined in clause 1.6, to determine the feasibility of the Proposal and to be completed within the timeframes as agreed to by the parties.
    ICT SME Participation Level means the level of SME participation that the Applicant is retaining in delivering the Proposal, in accordance with the ICT SME Participation Scheme.
    ICT SME Participation Scheme means the ICT SME Participation Scheme.
    Information Exchange Day means the event that the Applicant may be invited to attend with the Challenge Owner to discuss and share information regarding the Challenge.
    Intellectual Property Rights includes all copyright, trade mark, design, patents or other proprietary rights, or any rights to registration of such rights existing in Australia, or elsewhere or as protected by legislation from time to time, whether created before, on or after the commencement of the SBIR Initiative, but excludes Moral Rights.
    Moral Rights means the right of integrity of authorship, the right of attribution of authorship and the right not to have authorship falsely attributed, more particularly as conferred by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and rights of a similar nature anywhere in the world whether existing before, on or after the commencement of the SBIR Initiative.
    Personal Information means information or an opinion, including information or an opinion forming part of a database, whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion.
    Proof of Concept Stage means the stage of the SBIR Initiative, as outlined in clause 1.8, to develop, prototype and pilot the Proposal, and to be completed within the timeframes as agreed to by the parties.
    Proposal means the proposal submitted by the Applicant as part of the SBIR Initiative, outlining the Proposed Solution to the Challenge.
    Proposed Solution means the innovative solution to a Challenge outlined in the Applicant’s Proposal.
    SBIR Initiative means the Small Business Innovation Research Initiative being conducted by DSITI and facilitated by the Service Provider as a means of solving Challenges through the development of Proposed Solutions by Applicants.
    Service Provider means PwC or any other service provider engaged by DSITI and notified to the Applicant.
    Schedule 1 means the proposed activities and funding for the development of the Proposed Solution in the format provided by DSITI.
    Solution Presentation Day means the event that the Applicant will attend to present their Proposal to the Challenge Owner, DSITI, the Service Provider and an evaluation panel appointed by the Challenge Owner.
    Terms mean these Terms of Participation.
    Website means the website on which the SBIR Initiative is hosted and details of Challenges are described.
  2. In these Terms:
    1. words importing a gender include any other gender and words in the singular include the plural and vice versa;
    2. a reference to legislation includes subordinate legislation made under it and any legislation amending, consolidating or replacing it;
    3. a reference to an individual or person includes a corporation or other legal entity;
    4. if an expression is defined, other grammatical forms of that expression will have corresponding meanings; and
    5. an obligation on the part of two or more persons binds them jointly and each of them individually.
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