To participate, candidates fill out the subscription form and upload a 3 minute video on Vimeo or YouTube together with a business or product description in English. Any applications after the official deadline will be disqualified from the contest. The organization can decide to postpone the deadline. In this case timely communication will be provided on the contest website.
Every entry can be reviewed only once. The applicant gives permission to the organizer to show the video on the contest website and via EUKA-channels. All participants, when nominated finalist, are willing to provide a pitch presentation at the closing event in December 2021 at the Amsterdam Drone Week.
By taking part in the Drone Hero Europe contest, the applicant agrees to the terms and conditions of the contest. By entering, the applicant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions (see below).
Scope of the contest
Numerous international research papers agree that drones will lead to increased economic value in different markets. Every day new applications pop up and new sensors with increased capability are being developed and this at reduced costs, (that is) leading to new opportunities and flying platforms. This new market is strongly driven by research, innovation and entrepreneurs developing new ways to address urgent and unmet customer needs.
The purpose of this contest is:
- To provide a platform to these innovators to show their application to a large public
- To connect them to potential customers or partners
- To support the valorization of their products or services
The contest is organized by EUKA VZW, further referred to in this document as ‘the organizer’.
The contest is open to students, research institutions, startups and companies developing innovative drone solutions. These potential participants must be based in Europe. The solution can consist of hardware, software, services or any combination of the before. Those persons or organizations contesting are called ‘contester’ and/or ‘applicant’ in this document.
May 2021: Contest open for new participants
November 2021: Contest submission deadline
November 2021: Finalists per category announced
December 2021: Finalists pitch & winners are announced at Amsterdam Drone Week 2021 in Amsterdam
The application for the ‘Drone Hero Europe 2021’ Contest consists of submitting a short video of maximum 3 minutes providing insight in the proclaimed innovation, solution, etc.
This video should provide a good insight in the innovation potential, proposed solution and/or market need. Also, this video should be forwarded in English in a commonly used format (MP4, …) at the latest by November 2021 by the procedure on the website www.dronecommunity.eu. Any applications after this deadline will be removed from the contest. The organization can decide to postpone the deadline. In this case communication will be timely provided through the contest website.
The applicant gives permission to the organizer to show the video on the contest website and EUKA channel and agrees that he is willing to provide a pitch presentation (if admitted as a finalist) at the Amsterdam Drone Week 2021 in Amsterdam on December 2nd.
Upload your video on Vimeo or YouTube and send us the link with a description in English.
Every entry can be reviewed only once. The applicant gives permission to the organizer to show the video on the contest website and via EUKA-channels. All participants, when nominated finalist, are willing to provide a pitch presentation at the closing event in December at the Commercial UAV Expo in Amsterdam.
By applying to the Contest ‘Drone Hero Europe 2021’ the applicant agrees to the terms and conditions of the contest detailed in this document and agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The applicant agrees that he is the sole responsible for his submission and the consequences of posting, uploading, publishing or transmitting it for this contest and therefore waives any right to file a claim to the organizer or any person assisting the organizer in this contest.
The applicant therefore also agrees that the content he uploads, publishes or transmits does not violate, intentionally or unintentionally any applicable local, state, national or international law or any regulations or laws having the force of law where the applicant resides including but not limited to any laws or regulations relating to securities, privacy.
The applicant agrees not to publish, upload or make available in any way content depicting illegal activities and respect local regulations about handling flying machines such as drones and multirotor uav’s and that he shall not endanger people, animals and goods by flying over.
The applicant agrees that he will respect privacy and will not publish content of people without their agreement.
The applicant declares that he, to the best of his knowledge, does not infringe any secrecy agreement copyright or any other rights of third parties.
The contester/applicant agrees with the fact that he can be disqualified from the contest by the organizer in case of non-conformance of his application or violation of any term or condition as described in this document. The contester/applicant waives any right to hold the organizer or any person assisting the organizer responsible for such disqualification and therefore waives any right to file a claim for this.
Intellectual property and liability
The applicant agrees that he is owner or retains the necessary intellectual property licenses, rights, consents, trademarks and permissions to use the uploaded or transmitted content and authorizes the organizer to use this material for promotional purposes in communication, website, marketing or events.
The applicant will discharge and hold harmless the organizer, jury or coaches or anybody assisting the organizer for this contest from any legal actions or claims by a third party with respect to the content transmitted, uploaded or provided by any other means.
The organizer or anybody assisting the organizer with this contest will not claim any IP rights on the transmitted, uploaded or transferred information.
The organizer, jury and coaches will not disclose any confidential information of the applications to the contest. Every person who receives confidential information will be bound by a confidentiality agreement. In particular confidential information (business plans, ideas, …) gathered in this contest will not be shared with third parties, neither can they be used for own or any third party account.
Contact details of the applicants can be shared with official organizations that can help, coach or facilitate the applicant in any way.
Finalists of the contest agree to cooperate to a press conference organized by the organizer and to deliver a pitch detailing their concept and video at Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2021 in Amsterdam in December 2021.
Confidential Information means any information and data of a confidential nature, including but not limited to proprietary, technical, developmental, marketing, sales, operating, performance, cost, know-how, business and process information, computer programming techniques, and all record-bearing media containing or disclosing such information and techniques which are disclosed pursuant to this Agreement. Confidential Information shall, if in written, visual or electronic form, be marked ‘Confidential’ or ‘Proprietary’ or marked with a similar label by the contester/applicant before being turned over to the organizer or anybody assisting the organizer. All oral disclosures of Confidential Information shall be identified as being confidential at the moment of disclosure and shall be summarized, in writing, by the applicant/contester and said summary will be given to the organizer within thirty (30) days of the subject oral disclosure. The organizer must make any objections to the contents of the summary, in writing, within fourteen (14) days of receipt.
Will not be considered as Confidential Information, information that:
- is or becomes part of the public domain
- was in the organizer’s possession prior to receipt from the contester/applicant;
- is received by the organizer from a third party free to disclose such information;
- is independently developed by the organizer, without use of the contester/applicant’s Confidential Information;
- is approved for release by prior written authorization of the contester/applicant;
- is necessary in order that the contester/applicant can take part in this contest, as detailed above in this document
Dispute and jurisdiction
In case of dispute the organizer or the applicant contester will inform the other party about it and at first the parties will try to find an amicable solution. If this fails and a legal procedure is started, only the court of Hasselt, Belgium is qualified and the laws of Belgium are applicable.