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1. Entry is open to non-US and non-UK residents aged 18 or over at the time of entry. However, entries will be accepted from international organisations based in the US and UK if the proposed project will be implementable outside of these countries..

2. Applicants can be individuals, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations.

3. Employees of pharmaceutical companies are not permitted to submit projects for a 1 Mission 1 Million award.

4. Employees of the campaign sponsor (Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH), or Boehringer Ingelheim associated companies or organisers, and their relatives, are not permitted to submit projects for a 1 Mission 1 Million award.

5. Organisations that are affiliated with members of the Expert Panel are permitted to enter – in this circumstance, their entry will not be reviewed by the respective Expert Panel member affiliated with their organisation (See Expert Panel).

6. The sponsor (Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH) reserves the right to disqualify any applicant or application in good cause; i.e. in case of manipulation of the campaign or violation of laws or Codes.

Key dates

  • Registration and Application: 28 August 2010 – 31 December 2010 – applications will be accepted via the campaign website.
  • Expert Panel Review: 1-31 January 2011 – applications are reviewed by our 1 Mission 1 Million Expert Panel.
  • Public vote: March 2011 – applications approved by the Expert Panel will be posted on the website for the public vote.
  • Public voting closes on 22 June 2011 (12:00 Central European Summer Time).
  • Winners announced: August 2011 – projects with the most votes and “Expert Picks” are announced and funding awarded.

To enter / apply

1. The entry period for submission of project proposals via the website (www.heartofstroke.com) opens at 09:00 CET on 28 August 2010 and closes at 23:59 CET on 31 December 2010. Project proposals received after this date will not be accepted.

2. Registration is required in order to gain access to the entry guidance pack and online application form. Registration information has to reflect the truth. No fee is required.

3. All proposals for a 1 Mission 1 Million sponsorship award MUST:

  • be implementable by the individual/ team proposing the project and the funding requested appropriate to deliver the project
  • be submitted by, and implemented under the leadership of, an entrant over the age of 18
  • be ready to start in 2011
  • fulfil the overall mission of helping to prevent atrial fibrillation-related strokes
  • include quantifiable measures of success
  • be designed to take place outside the USA and UK.

4. Application/ projecy proposals for an award MUST NOT:

  • involve drug/ pharmacological treatment
  • violate any laws or Codes e.g. the applicant must not submit a project idea owned by another party or without the party’s consent

5. Applicants are encouraged, where possible, to submit their project proposals in English. Applications are also accepted in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese.

6. Applications will be translated into English for review by the Expert Panel. In addition, the parts of the application that will be made available to the public at the voting phase (refer to the Online Application Form for this information) will be translated into all of the official campaign languages. Translated content will not be sent to applicants prior to submission to the Expert Panel or posting on the website for the public vote.

7. The organisers reserve the right to make editorial changes to the application before posting it on the campaign website.

8. Only one application/ project proposal can be submitted per email address.

9. Applicants must own the intellectual property rights and have copyright, or permission to use, any materials (including images and photos) submitted to support their application. Applicants must seek permission from the relevant individual when sharing information about team members as part of their application.

10. All applications remain the intellectual property of the applicant. Boehringer Ingelheim reserves the right to present those applications to the public using all materials submitted.  This applies especially to winning projects and to when Boehringer Ingelheim reports on progress of these projects.

Expert Panel Review

1. The Expert Panel is a group of individuals from across the globe and has been selected for their experience in the areas of atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention as well as expertise in supporting people with the condition.

2. Each application will be reviewed by two members of the Expert Panel who will rate it against the application criteria (set out in Apply) and consider the following measures:

  • Potential effectiveness
  • Planning/ thoroughness
  • Need
  • Importance
  • Likelihood of success

3. All applications selected by the Expert Panel will be sent through to the public vote stage.

4. During the review process, the Expert Panel will also select a number of projects that they feel deserve special recognition. These projects, called ‘Expert Picks’, will be announced at the end of the public voting process and will also receive an award.

5. Expert Panel members will not be permitted to review applications from individuals/ organisations with which they are associated.

6. The Expert Panel decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Public Vote

1. The public voting period opens in March 2011 and closes in June 2011. No votes will be accepted after this time.

2. Voting is open to non-US and non-UK residents.

3. Members of the public must register to vote using their email address.

4. Public are permitted to vote for one project proposal per funding category. The sponsor (Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH) reserves the right to disqualify any applicant/ application that is suspected of being associated with vote rigging.

5. Applicants are allowed to promote their proposal to the public; however, they should not use illegal or publically inappropriate conduct or methods.

Winning applicants

1. Winning projects will be announced in June 2011.

2. The sponsor will make every reasonable effort to contact the winning applicant (via email and phone); however, if the applicant does not respond within a two-week period or cannot be reached, then the award will be given to the applicant in the same sponsorship award category receiving the next highest number of votes from the public.

3. All winners will be subject to checks on: eligibility, compliance with Terms and Conditions, accuracy of the information provided in their application, before the funding will be provided. Following successful completion of these checks, the applicant will be awarded the amount in full.

4. If one of the winning applicants is found to be not eligible, in breach of the Terms and Conditions, or to have provided inaccurate information in their application, then the award will be given to the applicant receiving the next highest number of votes from the public.

5. Winning applicants are required to make reasonable efforts to undertake the proposed project. Applicants are obliged to notify the campaign sponsors if, for any reason, they are no longer able to implement the project.  If applicants use the sponsorship award for purposes unrelated to their project they will have to return the relevant funds.

6. Winning applicants will be required to provide scheduled updates to the sponsors and organisers and to provide information for posting on the campaign website to inform the public of progress.

7. Winning applicants may be required to undertake appropriate specific media activities in relation to the announcement of their successful application.

8. By sending in the application each applicant accepts the processes as described in these Terms and Conditions.  In particular, the applicant accepts that the process of identifying the winners cannot be made subject of proceedings before court.

Awards available

There is a total of up to 32 awards available: 4x €100,000 = €400,000 (including 1 x Expert Pick); 8x €50,000  = €400,000 (including 2 x Expert Picks); 20x €10,000 = €200,000 (including 4 x Expert Picks).

Data Protection

  1. At registration stage the applicant’s email address is needed for verification purposes and to allow access to the application pack and form. No further contact will be made without consent through opt in/ out functions. Contact details will not be distributed to third parties.
  2. At voting stage, the voter’s email address is required for verification purposes. No further contact will be made without consent through opt in/ out functions. Contact details will not be distributed to third parties.

Limitation of liability

The sponsor is Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Binger Str. 173, 55218 Ingelheim, Germany.  Tel: +49 6132 77-0 www.boehringer-ingelheim.com.

The sponsor:

  • reserves the right to modify the campaign, or to end the campaign before the official closing date
  • will not be responsible for entries that are lost or corrupted or fail to be submitted for any reason, including electronic or human error
  • will not be responsible for any losses, damages or liability of any kind experienced by the applicant, associated third party or organisation as a result of submitting an application or winning a sponsorship award
  • reserves the right to withdraw the award if the checks (outlined in “Winning Applicants” part 3 & 4.) are not met successfully.