Submitting the Suggestions      

• Suggestion will be submitted by either individual or legal person.  The suggestions must be new and creative related to the services or products concerned the Award.

• Upon receipt of the Suggestion, it will be studied, accepted, rejected or postponed. 

• The ICT Fund initiated by Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) may request from the submitter/participant additional information, model, documents or studies; this will be without incurring us any costs or expenses.  

• If we become aware that the same suggestion has been submitted by more than one party, the first suggested person will be considered based on the date the suggestion was submitted.

• All intellectual property rights related to the submitted suggestion shall remain the sole property of the participant/ submitter, or original property rights holder. This will apply whether the suggestion awarded or not. If a UAE Federal Government entity wishes to develop the awarded model, then all the Intellectual Property rights in the developed version will be owned by that entity. 

• In the case of implementing or using the awarded suggestion “as is”, then the intellectual property rights will remain the sole property of the participant /submitter. The winner and the relevant entity will negotiate on the terms of use. 

• The participant/ submitter grant unconditional and irrevocable, royalty free License to the ICT Fund initiated by Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to use any and all models, ideas or material associated with their submission for marketing and communication purposes.

• The shortlisted suggestions and the awarded suggestions will be decided solely by The United Arab Emirates – Ministry of Cabinet Affairs.

• The ICT Fund initiated by Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) also bears no liability for any damages, risks, or legal implications involved with participation in this Award or the pilot phases of the models.

• The participant/ submitter acknowledge that has no knowledge of any legal restrictions or others preventing him/her from participating in the award or submitting the application. 

Furthermore, the submitter acknowledges that the ideas and the models owned by him/ her.

Governing Law

All participations will be governed by the Federal laws and its amendments of the United Arab Emirates. UAE Courts shall have the exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.