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Rules of Engagement

The MITA Innovation Hub (MIH) is a collaborative environment designed to give our affiliates the opportunity of interaction with external mentors for the benefit of startup growth and internationalisaiton. The mentors may be supporting partners, entrepreneurs, technical experts or investors appointed or invited by the MIH. Startups choosing to engage in such interactions, either prior to applying for one of our calls or after being accepted into a programme, shall do so at their sole responsibility and shall assume all risk arising from such interactions and from the use they make of our website and related resources.

Clear rules of engagement have therefore been set to facilitate this relationship:

    • We support business ideas based on the application of digital technologies.
    • Anyone can apply for our calls for startups as long as they conform to the rules governing each call.
    • In our calls for startups we generally ask for a minimum team complement (usually three) to ensure prototype or product delivery within a short timeframe (usually 16-20 weeks).
    • You do not need to be a registered business undertaking when applying for our calls, but if you are selected to follow our acceleration programme you are expected to initiate the process of registration into a business undertaking.
    • We do not take any share or equity in your business.
    • We will not commercially exploit any proprietary technologies such as software, hardware, infrastructure or intellectual property provided by our supporting partners.
    • We consider learning and experimentation to be the overriding benefit for our affiliates, including when their projects or ideas fail.
    • We foster a culture of trust with and between our affiliates and mentors.
    • We do not harbour any preference for any proprietary technology.
    • Startups applying for our calls may be assessed by one or more of our mentors, and may be asked to deliver a public pitch of their proposed idea.