Pitt Innovation Challenge  

Terms and Conditions

  1. Participating teams must include one current member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and agree that if they receive an award through this mechanism they will follow all University and Federal rules regarding disbursement of the funds.

  2. In order to be eligible for one of the final awards a team must submit an invention disclosure to the Office of Technology Management. The invention disclosure will trigger a meeting with individuals at the Innovation Institute where the team will discuss issues related to intellectual property, licensing, and commercialization. The goal of this is to protect the innovators and begin the exploring the factors that may be involved in the award initiation process.

  3. Videos and abstracts submitted for the first round and information presented at the PInCh Final Event may be placed in the public domain. It is the responsibility of the entering team to confirm that making these particular materials public does not adversely impact the commercial potential of the project. (Please contact the Innovation Institute for assistance in meeting this obligation.)

  4. Written materials submitted for the second and third rounds of the competition will only be reviewed by individuals who have agreed to hold the materials in confidence.

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