Applicants will retain all rights to their technologies, data and know-how.
Applications will be handled discretely, and only selected projects will be made public. Nevertheless, we do not recommend you to include any confidential information in the application. After selection, all admitted applications will be deleted from our servers, and reviewers will be prompted to the best to delete files.
For practical reasons, it will not be possible to keep data from the actual bioreactor and protein purification run confidential. As a consequence of this, we do not recommend projects with non-protected technologies (i.e. no patent application submitted or no strategy for how to keep trade secrets) to participate in the Testa Challenge. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us to discuss further.
The focus of the Testa Challenge is verification, not innovation. Still, new ideas might arise when we bring together bright minds during the Testa Challenge week. In order to be able to handle rights to potential new IP, selected projects will be prompted to summarize their background IP before start of the Testa Challenge week.
Selected projects are expected to actively participate in the planning phase, starting July/August 2020. An experienced Testa Center specialist will work together with your team in order to prepare a detailed plan for the Testa Challenge week.
Access to the Testa Center facilities and participation in Testa Challenge is conditional upon signing an Access Agreement, including the applicable terms and conditions for use of and access to the premises and equipment. The entire Access Agreement is available upon request. Specifically, the applicant is invited to study the terms and conditions applicable for result ownership and confidentiality as described in Appendix 2 in the full call text.
For selected projects, it is mandatory to participate on site in Uppsala and perform the verification work during the Testa Challenge Week. Due to the Corona pandemic and potential travel restrictions, we will work closely together with selected teams and monitor the situation, and if needed, we will make our best efforts to try to find alternative solutions. The applicant is responsible for the work environment for its Individual Users while working on Testa Center premises during Testa Challenge Week, as set out in the Work Environment Act (Swedish law “Arbetsmiljölagen” SFS 1977:1160). Testa Center has a coordinating role for the Premises.
The event will be free of charge, however there will be a no-show fee of 20 000 SEK. (Not applicable if travel restrictions due to Corona pandemic are still effective).Selected projects are encouraged to communicate externally prior, during and after the Testa Challenge, and we will be happy to support you with this. We will also communicate externally and show-case selected projects. The Testa Challenge is hosted and administered by Testa Center in collaboration with STUNS Life Science and Cytiva. The Challenge is supported by Region Uppsala.