OCBC Sustainability Innovation Challenge 2023

Building a sustainable future, together.

Towards a low-carbon economy

As part of OCBC’s Sustainability Strategy, we have unveiled a five-year Climate Strategy to support our actions in building a sustainable future. In line with our commitments as a member of the Net Zero Banking Alliance, we have also set ambitious, quantitative and credible Net Zero targets from six high-emission sectors that require urgent action to decarbonise and comprise a material part of our commercial and corporate banking portfolio: Power, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Steel, Aviation, and Shipping.

To preserve a liveable planet for current and future generations, it is crucial for institutions, businesses and people to work together and transition to a low-carbon economy. As a financial institution, OCBC plays a pivotal role in driving this transition.

Innovation and technology are key drivers in achieving our vision of being regional leaders in sustainable and responsible banking for a low-carbon economy by 2026. The OCBC Sustainability Innovation Challenge is a key initiative for OCBC to lead and sponsor sustainable innovation in the region by working closely with business partners and stakeholders in the ecosystem.


Building the energy system of tomorrow with TotalEnergies

In the second edition of the OCBC Sustainability Innovation Challenge, we are proud to collaborate with TotalEnergies, a multi-energy company.

We believe that OCBC, with our considerable sustainable finance portfolio of $47 billion and extensive experience in offering innovative sustainable financing solutions, and TotalEnergies - a major player in energy transition with an ambition to achieve net zero together with society by 2050, can create a greater impact in this area by working together.

Together with TotalEnergies, the OCBC Sustainability Innovation Challenge aims to create value and positive changes to promote a sustainable energy transition.

Congratulations Nunam Technologies, Bia Power,  and Pili Seal for emerging as the winners. They will be piloting their winning solutions with the subsidiaries of TotalEnergies in the first half of 2024. Each winner will receive $50,000 pilot funding from OCBC.

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TotalEnergies Singapore

TotalEnergies Singapore

Present in Singapore for 41 years with more than 600 staff, TotalEnergies has activities ranging from regional headquarters, manufacturing, and research & development. Business divisions represented include Exploration & Production, Gas, Renewables & Power, Trading & Shipping, and Marketing & Services (including the largest EV charging network in Singapore, TotalEnergies’ largest lubricants plant worldwide, and the global headquarters of TotalEnergies Marine Fuels). Singapore also houses Saft batteries activities, a Research & Development center of Hutchinson as well as Total Eren that focuses on business development and project financing.

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Hutchinson designs and manufactures smart solutions for a world on the move and contributes to future mobility on land, in the air and at sea. Hutchinson offers expertise in a variety of areas to enable mobility that is safer, more comfortable and more sustainable, today and tomorrow. The added value of their solutions extends from designing customised materials to integrating connected solutions.

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Bluecharge by TotalEnergies

Bluecharge by TotalEnergies

Bluecharge by TotalEnergies operates Singapore's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network of more than 1,500 charge points. Close to 500 EV charging points located across the island are available for public use. The network is monitored 24/7 to ensure a robust and reliable system. Bluecharge by TotalEnergies is committed to empower your transition to electric mobility.

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Challenge statements

New markets for repurposed EV batteries

Repurposing EV batteries for a “second life” has emerged as a promising approach to maximise the value and longevity of energy storage systems. By finding new applications and uses for these batteries, we can unlock their remaining potential. Repurposed EV batteries are identified for reuse in stationary energy storage combined with renewable energy, in particular for off-grid applications.

We not only enhance the sustainability of the fast-growing electric vehicle industry, but also create new opportunities for TotalEnergies to support green sectors.

How might we increase efficiency, reliability, and deployment of repurposed batteries, so that we ensure them a second life and safely redeploy them in new applications?

The repurposing process typically involves assessing the health and performance of the battery, refurbishing or reconfiguring it as necessary, and finally integrating it into a new application. For the purpose of this challenge, our focus is on:

Step in the process Key challenge(s) to address

Battery collection process

  • Wide geographical spread of collection points; role of EV manufacturers to be leveraged

Battery Inspection

  • Lack of readily available information on state of health, and usage history, battery design and chemistry, requiring costly tests and limiting the ability to optimise reuse processes

Battery pricing

  • Absence of mechanism to forward price them for second life applications

Sorting and Regrouping

  • Identifying the right set of indicators and thresholds to maximise performance of a battery in its second-life application
  • Developing a sorting algorithm for batteries with similar electrochemical properties

Battery second-life Placement

  • Adapting control strategies to stabilise power output or to limit events such as overheating or discharging
  • Developing effective equalisation strategies to reduce inconsistencies between the electrochemical behaviour of individual cells or modules
  • Developing fault-diagnosis algorithms adjusted to second-life batteries to quickly detect events such internal short circuits
  • Integrate second life battery into a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) solution
  • Create a warranty program for the second life battery system

TotalEnergies is looking to conduct a pilot project in one or more Southeast Asian countries. The application can be targeted at the residential or commercial and industrial segments.

Greater penetration of distributed generation systems

Asia now accounts for just over half (53% in 2021) of the world’s energy demand. That will dramatically increase in the coming decades, as the region’s industries grow to meet consumer and industrial demand. The climate crisis triggers a fundamental and urgent requirement of transitioning from a fossil fuel-supplied energy system to one driven by renewables. Volumes of all these will increase significantly, as we move to renewables-based electrification.

This challenge is about accelerating the penetration of distributed generation systems in Asia. Here, we are focusing specifically on the commercial and industrial segments, and installations in the 500kW to 20MW range.

There are several options to optimise existing technologies and business models:

  1. Improving the integration of multi-source energies and of energy supply and use
  2. Improving the circularity of equipment used, in particular, photovoltaic (PV) panels and batteries
  3. Overcoming current limitations of business models, for example:
    • Redeployable systems to decrease time required to provide minimum return
    • Smart credit guarantees or grouping of customers to provide a solution to currently unserved or underserved customers

Notwithstanding the role renewables will play themselves, their impact in replacing fossil fuels will be complemented by the efficiency gains across the board through increasing sophistication of energy management systems along their full lifecycle.

How might TotalEnergies partner with you to accelerate the distributed generation system penetration in Asia?

TotalEnergies is looking at boosting the adoption of such systems through smarter energy management systems across the whole value chain. Here are some examples:

  • Desired Outcomes
Opportunity Description Desired Outcomes

Smart energy combination

In a smart energy combination, different energy sources, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric power, biomass and geothermal, are combined and utilised based on their availability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

The synergistic use of renewable sources, storage systems, electrical grid and advanced management technologies in an intelligent and efficient manner optimises energy production, distribution and consumption.

  • Creating a more sustainable energy system with lower reliance on fossil fuels
  • Balancing the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources, ensuring a steady and reliable energy supply
  • Allowing for a more resilient and reliable energy supply decentralised and distributed
  • Optimising profitability of PPA business model

Redeployable PV

One of the challenges of deployment of a PV system is the required time for providing minimum return, while some lease or industrial needs may be more limited in time.

Redeployable systems are designed for easy transport and relocation. Some solutions may be adapted to medium-sized systems mounted on trailers or other mobile platforms capable of providing electricity to commercial and industrial installations.

  • Powering off-grid or mobile applications – anywhere there is sunlight
  • Powering temporary installations like construction sites, events or remote field operations
  • Enabling emergency preparedness and disaster relief
  • Reducing installation complexity

Recycling PV

When the solar panels reach their end-of-life (EOL), they need to be disposed of or recycled. Recycling PV involves the process of dismantling the solar panels and recovering the valuable materials that they contain for reuse.

  • Recovering valuable materials, including silver, aluminium, silicon and rare elements like gallium and indium
  • Reducing landfill waste and preventing hazardous waste like lead or cadmium from being released into the environment
  • Saving the energy that would have been used to produce new materials

Financing PV roll-out to currently unserved or underserved customers

This can be a complex task due to the potential issues related to cost, accessibility, maintenance and financial resources. Models include:

  • Microfinancing – small loans provided to low-income groups or poorly-rated commercial and industrial customers who do not have access to traditional banking services offering reasonable conditions
  • Community funding and cooperatives to enable a pool of resources to finance a shared PV system
  • Accelerating the transition to green energy of currently disregarded customers
  • Reducing energy costs over time for households and businesses
  • Improving resilience to power outages and natural disasters with a decentralised and reliable source of power
  • Providing access to more reliable and clean energy where grid connectivity is poor or non-existent

For companies that can address one or more aspects outlined above, TotalEnergies Renewables will explore with you a pilot project in Southeast Asia, India or Japan (depending on your proposal).

Better infrastructure and greener energy for EV charging

Today, Singapore has over 650,000 vehicles; 12% of the new car registrations are electric vehicles (EVs). By 2030, EVs are expected to represent 30% of the total car population. The estimated number of charging stations needed to service these vehicles is 60,000. Today, we only have 3,600.

The next six years will see an exciting transition and the development of new opportunities, as the ecosystem embraces the change. Critical to the adoption of EVs is an accessible and efficient charging system, without which adoption will stall.

The majority of Singapore’s charging points are located in residential areas. Bluecharge, a TotalEnergies company, operates Singapore's largest EV charging network (close to 500 points) and continues to invest in developing the infrastructure to support Singapore’s EV revolution.

How might we optimise or increase the power for EV charging stations in a cost-effective manner through:

  1. Increasing the efficiency of the charging stations to improve charging rate; and/or
  2. Integrating renewable energy sources to power charging stations and reduce dependency on the grid?

Bluecharge by TotalEnergies is looking to pilot hardware and/or software solutions that will allow charge points to benefit from additional incoming power when the demand peaks (in particular, in the evening). This could be through optimisation of the available power in Housing and Development Board (HDB) carparks’ switch rooms, the generation of local power (for example, solar, hydrogen fuel cells or power storage) to be released when required.

77% of the resident population in Singapore live in public housing developed by the Housing and Development Board (HDB). Consequently, a convenient EV charging network requires an executable strategy to accommodate HDB estates. Singapore being a small island and the concentration on HDB estates provide certain advantages in planning a rollout.

There are infrastructure challenges to be addressed. Car parks in these estates currently lack enough power to cope with a soon-to-be rapid increase in demand for EV charging, and it will take time and investment to upgrade the switch rooms. For example, most of the Bluecharge by TotalEnergies EV charging stations are currently equipped with four EV chargers; only 40A is available, delivering just 5.5 kW to each vehicle if all four bays are being used. The ideal target is 22kW per vehicle. One way is to increase overall charging efficiency through intelligent power generation, management, and delivery capabilities.

In addition, Bluecharge by TotalEnergies is exploring the provision of green energy to their charging stations. For example, utilising energy from rooftop solar panels or even hydrogen fuel cells to supplement existing power and reduce dependence on the grid.

Greener raw materials for manufacturing

Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) already face a growing demand to incorporate a specific percentage of recycled materials as raw materials, while ensuring price competitiveness and adhering to specified requirements. This is, in turn, a substantial challenge for their suppliers.

With 160 years of experience in processing elastomers and a world leader in vibration insulation, fluid management, and precision and body sealing systems, Hutchinson is exploring how best to meet evolving customer needs.

In addition to regulatory measures and policies aimed at promoting sustainability and circular economy principles, companies are also being incentivised to employ Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) – a method to evaluate the environmental impact of their products from extraction and processing of raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, use, and finally, recycling or disposal. Finally, there is a growing awareness and preference among consumers for products and materials that have a reduced environmental impact.

How might we increase the recycling of used materials to produce new products without compromising quality and efficacy, to help OEMs and their suppliers meet increasing sustainability standards globally, particularly in the automotive industry?

Hutchinson has undertaken an internal study on its manufacturing scraps and has started adapting their manufacturing processes to integrate recycled materials as raw materials into their manufacturing processes. By conducting thorough analyses and experiments, Hutchinson aims to optimise their processes and explore the feasibility of utilising recycled materials effectively. This proactive approach demonstrates Hutchinson's commitment to enhance their manufacturing practices, reduce waste, and contribute to the growth of the recycled materials market.

Hutchinson is looking to conduct a pilot project with a suitable partner within its Asia Business Units (BUs). Part of the exploration of innovative solutions is carrying out LCA: assessing the quality of recycled materials, adapting processes to incorporate recycled materials, and developing the supply chain for recycled materials. Successful pilots will be adopted by Hutchinson's global BUs to address industry-wide sustainability challenges effectively.

Meet the judges
Mr Franck Vitte
Managing Director, TotalEnergies Charging Services Singapore
Ms Elodie Renaud
Managing Director, TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Asia
Mr Thibault Flichy
Program Director, TotalEnergies On
Mr Steve Kyaw
Head and Managing Director, Hutchinson Research and Innovation Singapore
Mr Mike Ng
Group Chief Sustainability Officer, OCBC
Mr Nicolas du Cray
Partner, Cathay Innovation
Mr Bob Huang
Head of Private Equity Asia, Tikehau Capital
Evaluation criteria
  • Weightage
Criterion Details Weightage


  • How unique is the approach in solving the problem?
  • How does the proposed solution compare to the next best alternative?


Effectiveness and Impact

  • How effective is the proposed solution in solving the problem?
  • How big is the potential impact or business value generated (e.g. amount of waste eliminated, value of byproducts)?


Feasability and Scalability

  • Is the proposed solution technically feasible and can it be piloted within the next 12 months
  • Is the solution scalable?



  • Does the team/company have the experience (shown through its track record), skills and resources that demonstrate its ability to develop this solution from proposal to pilot and beyond?



In the inaugural edition of the challenge, we proudly collaborated with SATS, the largest food solutions provider in Asia, to address challenges in food production – chiefly the management and reduction of food and packaging waste.

Congratulations TRIA Pte. Ltd. and Enexor BioEnergy for emerging as winners and receiving funding of up to S$80,000 to pilot their solutions with SATS.

Learn about winner TRIA’s solutions 

Learn about winner Enexor BioEnergy’s solutions 

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Do you have a solution that fits the bill?
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Common questions
Who is eligible to participate?

We are looking for startups that possess solutions that can be adapted to address one or more of our challenge statements. You can be located anywhere in the world but must have an interest in developing and implementing your solutions with organisations in Southeast Asia after the Challenge.

How can I participate?

Complete the application on or before Friday, 15 September, 11.59pm (GMT+8). Submissions will be evaluated thereafter, and finalists shortlisted. Selected companies will need to nominate a representative to present on Demo Day.

How many challenge statements can a company submit proposals for?

You may submit applications for one or more challenge statements. Please ensure your solution adequately addresses the challenge statements you have chosen.

What is the business opportunity for the OCBC Sustainability Innovation Challenge?

Based on the results of the initial proofs of concept, the top teams would have the opportunity to further negotiate a pilot contract with the organisers.

before you apply

Terms and conditions

OCBC Sustainability Innovation Challenge 2023 (the “Programme”) is organized by Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, UEN No.:193200032W (“OCBC”) and Padang & Co Pte Ltd, UEN No.: 201406957G (“Padang”), henceforth collectively known as “the Organisers”.

These Terms and Conditions (“T&Cs”) govern the Programme. Submission of the Application Questionnaire (as defined in clause 3.2) constitutes participation in the Programme and acceptance of these T&Cs as may be amended by the Organisers from time to time, subject to the Challenge Owner’s prior written consent.


Website”: https://thedelta.cc/en/page/ocbc-sustainability-innovation-challenge-2023-en

Deliverables”: the Application Questionnaire (as defined in clause 3.2), the Proposal (as defined in clause 4.1 and any further materials and/or documents to be provided by the Participants in accordance with these T&Cs).

Participant”: any company that submits an Application Questionnaire in accordance with clause 3.2.

Challenge Owner”: TotalEnergies Renewables DG Development Asia Pte. Ltd.

Challenge Statement”: a description that sets out a problem that the Challenge Owner would like to solve.


2.1 Participation in this Programme is free. Each Participant shall be responsible for all its costs of entering and participating in the Programme, including without limitation all costs of development, prototyping, manufacture, testing, marketing, video production, licensing, searches, registration and protection of intellectual property rights, legal costs, travel cost, costs of obtaining third party consents and licences. Each Participant recognises that there is no guarantee that they, or any other Participants, will win the Programme and that participation is entirely at each Participant’s own risk.

2.2 By participating in the Programme, the Participant will have read and fully accepted these T&Cs in their entirety without reservation.

2.3 Any Participant who does not abide by the terms of these T&Cs at any time during the Programme will be automatically disqualified from the Programme.


3.1 The Programme will be held during the period from 20 July 2023 to 2 November 2023, both dates inclusive (“Programme Period”). The Organisers and Challenge Owner reserve the right in their sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend the Programme or any part thereof at any time or re-schedule the dates of the Programme or extend the Programme Period.

3.2 To apply for the Programme, the Participant must fill in a questionnaire (“Application Questionnaire”) on the Website on or before 2359 hours Singapore time on 15 September 2023 (“Deadline”).

3.3 Any Application Questionnaire containing incomplete information will not be accepted as an application entry.

3.4 The Participant agrees to be contacted through email sent by the Organisers during their participation in the Programme. The Participant also agrees to be contacted by phone.


4.1 Phase 1: Submission for shortlisting

4.1.1 To be shortlisted, each Participant must complete their proposal in English detailing their solution to a particular Challenge Statement (“Proposal”). If the Proposal includes a pitch deck, the pitch deck must be submitted in PPT, PPTX or PDF format.

4.1.2 If the Organisers are unable to access and/or read the Deliverables, the relevant Participant will be notified and have the responsibility to re-submit the Deliverables within 12 hours of the notification being sent out by the Organisers.

4.1.3 Each Participant’s Proposal must be submitted online by the Deadline,and must include all necessary documents and details as stipulated by the Organisers, on the Website.

4.2 Phase 2: Pitch Preparation

4.2.1 The Organisers will shortlist Participants for each Challenge Statement (the “Shortlisted Participants”) to further develop their Proposal, through consultations with the Challenge Owner. All other Participants will be deemed to have been eliminated from the Programme.

4.2.2 A Proposal should, subject to consultations with the Challenge Owner, include the scope of the Proposal, milestones, cost estimates and potential intellectual property rights arrangements with the Challenge Owner, for the co-development of the Proposal for piloting with the Challenge Owner.

4.2.3 Participants who have submitted multiple Proposals will have only one (1) Proposal shortlisted for each Challenge Statement, to be determined at the Organisers’ sole discretion.

4.2.4 Shortlisted Participants that remain uncontactable and/or fail to accept the Organisers’ invitation by the date and time to be stipulated will be deemed to have forfeited their continued participation in the Programme. In such an event, the Organisers shall have the absolute discretion to select other Participants in their place. The Organisers’ decision with regard to the shortlisting of Participants (and any dispute relating thereto or arising thereof) is final.

4.3 Phase 3: Selection of winner(s)

4.3.1 The Shortlisted Participants will be allowed an opportunity to present their Proposal (the “Pitch”) to a panel of Judges (consisting of representatives from the Organisers, Challenge Owner and/or industry experts) to be appointed by the Organisers at their sole discretion (the “Judges”). The event will take place at a time and place to be decided by the Organisers and which shall fall approximately two (2) months after the Participants have been shortlisted (“Pitch Day”).

4.3.2 Pitches may be in the format of a working prototype, presentation slides or video.

4.3.3 If a Shortlisted Participant does not present their Pitch during the time slot allocated to them on Pitch Day, the Participant is deemed to have forfeited their participation in the Programme.

4.3.4 Details relating to Pitch Day as set out in the aforementioned paragraphs will be confirmed at a later date and are subject to change at the sole and absolute discretion of the Organisers and Challenge Owner.

4.3.5 After the Pitch Day, the Judges may select one (1) winner for each Challenge Statement.

4.4 The Organisers, Challenge Owner and/or the Judges shall have the right to request for clarifications and/or any further materials and/or documents from the Participants at any time prior to the selection of winner(s) for the Challenge Statement(s).

4.5 Each Participant undertakes, represents and warrants that the content of the Deliverables and the Pitch, and any other additional materials and/or documents submitted for the purpose of the Programme, is and will be produced by itself. If it is found that such content has been plagiarized, the Participant will be disqualified.

4.6 Each Participant expressly acknowledges that the use of photographs, images, any form of media or documents must be free from copyright and/or intellectual property infringement. The Organisers and Challenge Owner will not be held responsible for the said use of photographs, images, any form of media or documents which third parties have rights to.


5.1 The Participant acknowledges that:

5.1.1 The Judges' decisions in all matters relating to the Programme, including eligibility of the Participant and the selection of the winners, will be final and the Judges shall not be obliged to entertain any correspondence or queries in relation to the same. The Judges shall not be obliged to select a winner if, in their view, none of the Proposals is of sufficient merit. It is the responsibility of the Participants to understand the judging criteria.

5.1.2 The Organisers, the Judges, and the Challenge Owner are not obliged to adopt any of the Proposals that are developed under this Programme. The Organisers may in their sole discretion facilitate the co-development and piloting of Proposals between the Participant and the Challenge Owner.

5.1.3 The Organisers have the right to disqualify Proposals which, in their sole discretion, are deemed irrelevant, offensive, and/or do not comply with these T&Cs. The Organisers have the right to disqualify or replace any winner if they are found to be in breach of these T&Cs. Such disqualified winners will be required to refund the full amount of any funding awarded.

5.1.4 Participants shall be either virtually or physically present for all meetings requested by the Challenge Owner and events as scheduled by the Organisers ("Events"). At least 1 team member is to be present at any Event to represent the Participant. Participants shall use all endeavours to encourage all team members to attend and participate. In the event that the Participant(s) cannot be present, a valid reason will be given as early as possible. Failure to comply may result in the Participant being disqualified from the Programme.

5.2 The Participant undertakes not to enter their ideas or any part of the Proposal (including software, prototypes or products) in another competition or exhibition before the expiry of the ROFR (as defined in clause 7.3).

Clause 6 - FUNDING

6.1 The winner of each Challenge Statement will be awarded grant funding by OCBC from a grant pool of Hundred and Fifty Thousand Singapore Dollars, which may be channeled to support any potential co-development and pilots with the Challenge Owner. The amount of the grant, the timing for the announcement and method of disbursement, will be determined at the sole discretion of the Organisers.


7.1 By participating in the Programme and submitting the Deliverables, each Participant affirms that the Deliverables are their original work and that the Participant(s) have the necessary rights to submit the Deliverables. The Participant(s) further warrant that the submission does not violate any law or regulation or any rights of any third party. The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any Participant in a scenario where the Organisers believe in its sole and absolute discretion that the submitted Deliverables or any part thereof infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party.

7.2 The Participant warrants that any and all of the copyright, patents, trademarks, design rights, know-how, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights subsisting in or used in connection with the Deliverables (“Intellectual Property Rights”) are and remain the sole property of the Participant.

7.3 Participants grant Challenge Owner a right of first refusal ("ROFR") to collaborate with said Participant on any commercialisation of foreground IP generated (“Programme IP”), if any, during the Programme Period. The ROFR shall expire and cease to have effect 180 days after the Programme Period. For the avoidance of doubt, the ROFR extends to intended commercialisation of the Programme IP by the Participant alone. Participants shall fully retain their respective background IP rights, unless otherwise agreed between the Challenge Owner and the Participant. Alternate or future arrangements of ownership of foreground IP created post-Programme Period shall be negotiated separately between the Participants and Challenge Owner and independent of the Organisers. This clause 7.3 shall apply solely between the Participant and Challenge Owner.

7.4 The Participant shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Organisers and the Challenge Owner against any and all claims, suits, losses, damages, costs, fees, and expenses (including legal fees on an indemnity basis) arising out of or in connection with a breach of this clause 7.

7.5 Nothing in these T&Cs constitute a license of the Intellectual Property Rights by the Participant to any of the Organisers.


8.1 If applicable, Participants shall agree to fully observe the separate terms of the Challenge Owner and these terms will be made available to the Participants.

Clause 9 – PUBLICITY

9.1 The Participant hereby authorizes the Organisers and the Challenge Owner to reproduce their trademark and their registered business names free of charge on communication materials about the Programme, including, but not limited, to websites, email signatures, newsletters, press releases, posters or banners at trade fairs, and on various social media platforms.

9.2 The Participant represents and warrants that it has obtained the consent of its representatives for the use of its representatives’ names, images and voices for the purposes of clause 9.1.


10.1 The Participants shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Organisers and the Challenge Owner against any and all claims, suits, losses, damages, costs, fees, and expenses (including legal fees on an indemnity basis) arising out of or in connection with the breach of any terms, warranties and conditions herein or in the event that any representations and authorisation given in connection with the Programme are untrue or invalid.

10.2 The Organisers and/or the Challenge Owner shall not be liable to the Participant for any loss, damage, cost or expense (whether direct, indirect, special or consequential and whether foreseeable or not) incurred or suffered by the Participant howsoever arising in connection with the Participant’s participation in the Programme, whether virtually via the website, or physically in person, and including but not limited to the disclosure and publication of the Deliverables in connection with the Programme.


11.1 Where the Participant has disclosed to the Organisers and/or Challenge Owner personal data of its representatives, the Participant hereby consents, and confirms that it has obtained from such representatives their consent to the collection, use and disclosure by the Organisers and/or Challenge Owner of such personal data for the purposes of managing this Programme, and for other applicable purposes set out in the OCBC Data Protection Policy (accessible at https://www.ocbc.com/business-banking/bank-policies and/or applicable Challenge Owner’s data protection policy).


12.1 The Organisers reserve the right to modify the T&Cs at any time, without prior notification to the Participant, subject to the Challenge Owner’s prior written consent. The Participant is invited to read the T&Cs, which are published on the Website, on a regular basis.


13.1 The Organisers reserve the right to cancel, shorten, and suspend the Programme without prior notice to the Participants.


14.1 The Challenge Owner may enjoy the benefit of the terms of clause 7.

14.2 Unless stated otherwise in these T&Cs, a person who is not a party to these T&Cs has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 2001 to enforce or to enjoy the benefit of any term of these T&Cs.


15.1 These T&Cs are governed by and construed in accordance with Singapore law. The Organisers and the Participant submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.

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