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Here you will find all relevant information regarding the legal conditions for participating in the Space for Sustainability Award.

General Conditions

The participants may only submit their project idea (hereinafter referred to as the “project idea”) via the web interface.

By submitting their project idea to ESA and EISC (hereinafter referred to as “the Organisers”), the participants unconditionally agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions of the Space for Sustainability Award competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Competition”) and confirm meeting all eligibility requirements.


Measures have been taken to ensure the confidentiality of the Project Idea submitted for the Competition. The Project Idea received and the saved treatment statuses will be protected against access by unauthorised third parties. The Organisers’ Staff members and experts of the jury tasked with organising the Competition and evaluating the submissions undertake to treat all the information provided as proprietary information. Participants nevertheless understand and acknowledge that, despite all efforts to keep the participants’ Project Idea/information confidential prior to publication, the Organisers shall not assume any liability for any damages due to the Project Idea/information becoming public.


The participants shall retain the rights to their Project Idea. Whether the Project Idea is ultimately carried out by the participant on their own or in a team with a partner(s) of their choice is left to their discretion. Participation in the Competition will not entitle a participant to any additional rights.Prior to entering the Competition, a participant should notify his/her employer (if applicable) of his/her Project Idea, in case it was developed in connection with their employment. If selected as winner, his/her Project Idea will be made public. It is strongly recommended that participants protect their Project Idea adequately, such as by applying for a patent, utility model, or other form of intellectual property protection.The Project Idea submitted must be the original work of the participant submitting it and may not: (1) violate the intellectual property rights (copyright, patent, trademark, etc.) of any third party; (2) defame or invade the publicity or privacy rights of any person; or (3) otherwise infringe upon any person’s or entity’s personal or proprietary rights. The Project Idea must not be obscene, profane, or unsuitable for publication in the Organisers’ sole discretion. Any Project Idea found to be in violation of these provisions will be disqualified.


The Organisers make available the Competition and the prize on an “as is” basis and disclaim any and all warranties, including any warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

The Organisers do not assume any obligation or liability in relation to the Competition, in particular, the Organisers shall not have any obligation, liability or responsibility for: (1) a lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged, garbled, or misdirected Project Idea, prize claims, notifications, or other communications; (2) inaccurate entry information, whether caused by participant or by the programming associated with the Competition; (3) any errors or malfunctions that may occur; (4) any damages or losses of any kind resulting from the participation in the Competition, accessing, transmitting or uploading data in connection with the Competition and (5) any amount resulting of any third party damages/claims including any infringement actions and claims based on any intellectual property rights.

Validity and Severability

Should any of the provisions herein be found to be totally or partially invalid, illegal or unenforceable under the laws of any relevant jurisdiction, the said invalidity, illegality or unenforceability will affect only that provision or part thereof that is considered invalid, illegal or unenforceable, and will not affect the remaining provisions herein. These terms and conditions shall then be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions had never been contained herein, unless said provision or provisions be considered essential, the deletion thereof affecting these terms and conditions as a whole.


The Space for Sustainability Award decisions shall not be subject to dispute in a court of law or in any other forum. The decisions taken by the experts of the jury involved in the Space for Sustainability Award shall be final and binding for all participants in respect of all aspects of the Competition. Participants shall have no right to a statement of the decisions of the experts of the jury.The Organisers reserve the right to modify these terms, including any of the deadlines set forth herein, at any time.

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