JUNIOR WATER JUMP – Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • The Junior Water Jump competition is aimed at innovators and start-up companies only (incorporated for less than five years) and based in Europe. 
  • The competition is looking for projects, technologies, methods, and tools that are at least in the Technology Readiness Level Five (System/subsystem/component validation in relevant environment) (see TLR definitions: engl./german)
  • The submitted solution must comprise a market innovation that leads to a significant competitive advantage over potential competitors. The nature of the competitive advantage and the innovation must be explained. 
  • At least one natural person has to be named as the originator of an idea or as a potential or current entrepreneur. If several persons enter a contribution together, they have to appoint a contact person from among their circle, who is entitled to represent the team in the competition. 
  • If applicable, the contact person is allowed to receive the prize as a representative of the other team members. If the business has already been started, the prize will be delivered to the company.
  • The entry forms must be completed in English. 
  • If selected as finalists, the participants agree to present themselves and their business idea at the Water JPI Conference in Mülheim/Ruhr.
  • The participants agree that their data will be used, and the entered documents will be passed on to the jury and mentors in connection with processing the Junior Water Jump-Award. The privacy policy of JPI Water / Junior Water Jump is applicable. Mentors and jurors are obliged to adhere to a confidentiality agreement.
  • If applicable, we recommend that participants register patents and property rights as soon as possible, ideally before submitting their documents for the competition. Please note that any non-confidential publication complicates or rules out a later protection. 
  • The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.
  • Severability clause: Should individual clauses of the terms and conditions of participation be partly or completely ineffective, the other terms and conditions will still apply.