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Fact vs. Fake Challenge

The ability for users to generate, share and engage with social media and online content means that there is a vast amount of information available instantly to anybody, from everywhere. While users regularly access online content for the latest news and information, this information cannot always be trusted. Even more dangerous is the spreading of such information on social media but also on printed and broadcasted media which are considered “safer”.

This phenomenon is true for any domain, including the scientific information which was for long considered as reliable because the peer review of the science was supposed to preserve credibility and integrity.
The aim of this Challenge is to encourage, support and accompany new digital projects resulting from collective intelligence that will address this new type of epidemic.
PROCESS FLOW OF THE FACT vs. FAKE CHALLENGE
   

What is the Fact vs. Fake Challenge? What types of ideas are you looking for?

This challenge is an idea competition in the broadest sense with the specific aim of focusing on the development of solutions to combat the emergence and spread of “fake news”, particularly in the scientific field. The solutions sought must make it possible to identify, eradicate or counter the spread of news” at all levels. Any type of project, including but not limited to digital, physical, communication,will be accepted.

Why is the Inartis Foundation organizing this challenge?

The Inartis Foundation is a foundation recognized as a public utility whose mission is to support innovation in all sectors of activity. Through its different locations and support programs, the Inartis Foundation has developed a solid network of more than 2000 experts, available to support project leaders. It has expertise at all stages of development, from the idea, to the prototype, to marketing. This challenge was made possible thanks to the financial support from Philip Morris Products S.A.

What are the criteria for project selection and jury evaluation?

The project selection criteria that the jury will evaluate in the two stages are as follows:

  1. Clarity of the vision (statement of need) for the implementation of a product/service on the part of the project holder
  2. Motivation and ability of the existing team to commit to the project
  3. Potential regional, national or international impact
  4. Originality of the project and approach

Before submitting projects for jury evaluation, Inartis Foundation will screen the proposals for completeness and fit within the challenge.

What are the deadlines for submitting projects?

Projects must be submitted by midnight on March 31, 2020.

What is the planning and schedule/program of the Challenge?

January 2020: public launch of the Challenge (press release, broad communication)

31 March 2020: deadline for submission of projects

April 15, 2020: Public disclosure of the 5

Early July: final and designation of the winning project.

What are the prizes?

In order to support Project Leaders, the 5 best projects selected by the jury (“the Nominees”) will each be awarded a prize of CHF 5,000 and the finalist will be awarded 10,000 CHF, in the form of support to be utilized for the implementation and progress of the project.

This support is coordinated and operated by the Inartis Foundation, which manages several incubation and acceleration sites, including UniverCité in Renens, where the coding Bootcamp le Wagon and the MassChallenge Switzerland startup accelerator are installed, Espace Création in Sion and the Translational Accelerator of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva. As such, it brings together more than 2000 thematic experts who will be activated on the basis of the specific needs of the nominated projects.

How is the jury composed?

The jury of the Fact vs. Fake Challenge is made up of individuals from the press, technology industry, and public services and includes neither members of the Inartis foundation nor employees of Philip Morris International who supports the challenge financially.

What is the acceleration program?

The Inartis Foundation has a network of more than 2,000 professionals and offers support to entrepreneurs in terms of project coaching, identification of technical partners, regulatory support, intellectual property and financing. It also has laboratories and equipment, including IT equipment, which can be made available to the Project Leaders as to support them on further developing their prize-winning projects.

Are there any other Challenges planned?

The Inartis Foundation operates a number of Challenges, both within organizations and in the , in collaboration with various industrial and academic partners. All of them are presented within that platform.

How many projects will be selected for the Fact vs. Fake Challenge?

Depending on the quality of the projects presented, a maximum of 5 projects will be selected by the jury as Nominees and will benefit from the support of the Inartis Foundation. At the end of the stage, one project will be selected as the winner. In case of a very close result between two candidates, the jury may decide to select two winners who will share the prize.

Who owns the intellectual property of the projects supported by the Fact vs. Fake Challenge?

As the Challenge aims to support entrepreneurs, the intellectual property developed by the Project Leaders belongs to them, and the decision to pursue any intellectual property protection is their responsibility. If one or other of the Inartis expert network partners contributing to the project were to add technological bricks belonging to them, a discussion would be held, with the project leader(s) in order to identify an approach on this subject (including potential need for contracts).

Where will my data be stored and how will they be processed?

As operator of the Challenge, the Inartis Foundation will store all applications on its servers in Switzerland. The data will not be shared, used or sold to third parties. Project leaders may simply be contacted by the partners in order to support their development. Any participant in the Challenge may request the deletion of his/her data by sending an email to challenge@inartis.ch or by sending a written request to the Inartis Foundation – Avenue des Baumettes 11 – 1020 Renens.

 

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What is the Fact vs. Fake Challenge? What types of ideas are you looking for?

This challenge is an idea competition in the broadest sense with the specific aim of focusing on the development of solutions to combat the emergence and spread of “fake news”, particularly in the scientific field. The solutions sought must make it possible to identify, eradicate or counter the spread of news” at all levels. Any type of project, including but not limited to digital, physical, communication,will be accepted.

Why is the Inartis Foundation organizing this challenge?

The Inartis Foundation is a foundation recognized as a public utility whose mission is to support innovation in all sectors of activity. Through its different locations and support programs, the Inartis Foundation has developed a solid network of more than 2000 experts, available to support project leaders. It has expertise at all stages of development, from the idea, to the prototype, to marketing. This challenge was made possible thanks to the financial support from Philip Morris Products S.A.

What are the criteria for project selection and jury evaluation?

The project selection criteria that the jury will evaluate in the two stages are as follows:

  1. Clarity of the vision (statement of need) for the implementation of a product/service on the part of the project holder
  2. Motivation and ability of the existing team to commit to the project
  3. Potential regional, national or international impact
  4. Originality of the project and approach

Before submitting projects for jury evaluation, Inartis Foundation will screen the proposals for completeness and fit within the challenge.

What are the deadlines for submitting projects?

Projects must be submitted by midnight on March 31, 2020.

What is the planning and schedule/program of the Challenge?

January 2020: public launch of the Challenge (press release, broad communication)

31 March 2020: deadline for submission of projects

April 15, 2020: Public disclosure of the 5

Early July: final and designation of the winning project.

What are the prizes?

In order to support Project Leaders, the 5 best projects selected by the jury (“the Nominees”) will each be awarded a prize of CHF 5,000 and the finalist will be awarded 10,000 CHF, in the form of support to be utilized for the implementation and progress of the project.

This support is coordinated and operated by the Inartis Foundation, which manages several incubation and acceleration sites, including UniverCité in Renens, where the coding Bootcamp le Wagon and the MassChallenge Switzerland startup accelerator are installed, Espace Création in Sion and the Translational Accelerator of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva. As such, it brings together more than 2000 thematic experts who will be activated on the basis of the specific needs of the nominated projects.

How is the jury composed?

The jury of the Fact vs. Fake Challenge is made up of individuals from the press, technology industry, and public services and includes neither members of the Inartis foundation nor employees of Philip Morris International who supports the challenge financially.

What is the acceleration program?

The Inartis Foundation has a network of more than 2,000 professionals and offers support to entrepreneurs in terms of project coaching, identification of technical partners, regulatory support, intellectual property and financing. It also has laboratories and equipment, including IT equipment, which can be made available to the Project Leaders as to support them on further developing their prize-winning projects.

Are there any other Challenges planned?

The Inartis Foundation operates a number of Challenges, both within organizations and in the , in collaboration with various industrial and academic partners. All of them are presented within that platform.

How many projects will be selected for the Fact vs. Fake Challenge?

Depending on the quality of the projects presented, a maximum of 5 projects will be selected by the jury as Nominees and will benefit from the support of the Inartis Foundation. At the end of the stage, one project will be selected as the winner. In case of a very close result between two candidates, the jury may decide to select two winners who will share the prize.

Who owns the intellectual property of the projects supported by the Fact vs. Fake Challenge?

As the Challenge aims to support entrepreneurs, the intellectual property developed by the Project Leaders belongs to them, and the decision to pursue any intellectual property protection is their responsibility. If one or other of the Inartis expert network partners contributing to the project were to add technological bricks belonging to them, a discussion would be held, with the project leader(s) in order to identify an approach on this subject (including potential need for contracts).

Where will my data be stored and how will they be processed?

As operator of the Challenge, the Inartis Foundation will store all applications on its servers in Switzerland. The data will not be shared, used or sold to third parties. Project leaders may simply be contacted by the partners in order to support their development. Any participant in the Challenge may request the deletion of his/her data by sending an email to challenge@inartis.ch or by sending a written request to the Inartis Foundation – Avenue des Baumettes 11 – 1020 Renens.

 

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