Propel Student Challenge

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Challenge Rules

Propel Student Challenge

(the “Challenge”)


(the “Rules”)

This Challenge is organised by Reedmidem, 27 Quai Alphonse le Gallo, Batiment ILEO 2ème étage, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt. (the “ORGANISER”).

The aim of these Rules is to set out the terms and conditions governing your participation in the Challenge. By registering for this Challenge, you fully and unconditionally agree to comply with these Rules.  If you do not agree with any of these Rules, do not register for this Challenge and do not submit an entry.


This Challenge begins on April 6th 2020 at 8:00am CET+1 and ends on September 15th 2020 at 8pm CET+1. The Challenge will be accessible 24 hours a day on the dedicated Challenge website operated by Agorize at (“the Challenge website”), subject to possible IT maintenance operations and malfunctions. Dates and times in these Rules refer to Central European Time (CET+1).


Any eligible person who is registered on the Challenge website and enrols to participate in the Challenge (“Participant” or “You”), is required to review and accept these Rules. By accessing and accepting these Rules, You:

  • enter into a valid and enforceable contractual relationship with ORGANISER regarding participation in the Challenge. The registration and enrolment in the Challenge do not set up any subordination relationship between the ORGANISER and the Participant, and
  • fully and unconditionally agree to comply with these Rules. Participants express their agreement by checking an online box while enrolling for the Challenge.

In case of non-respect of these Rules, the Participant will be immediately disqualified from the Challenge and no prize will be awarded.


To take part in the Challenge, we must have received your completed registration by May 24th at 11:59pm.

To register, the Participant must first have created a user account, and must have truthfully and accurately completed required information, such as full name, email address, etc.

Any registration based on inaccurate, false or incomplete information will result in the Participant’s disqualification. Refusing collection, recording and use of their personal data that is strictly necessary to performing the Challenge will result in the Participant’s disqualification. The participant is solely responsible for the information he/she provides while its registration. Any intentional or non-intentional mistake, anomaly or inconsistency, regarding this information, may result in the Participant’s disqualification. ORGANISER reserves the right to proceed all necessary verifications regarding the Participant’s identity, postal and/or email address.

Deletion of a Participant’s user account on the Challenge website will be deemed as a withdrawal from the Challenge. In this case, the Participant, regardless of whether the deletion results from the Participant’s personal act or not, will not participate in the Challenge, and will not obtain any compensation.

You must also have accepted the Rules as well as the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy, during the creation of your user account and your registration to the Challenge. 

Registration for and participation in the Challenge is free, with no purchase or payment obligation.


This Challenge is open and offered solely to:

The PROPEL Student Challenge is open to University and College students from around the world. The applicants must be enrolled in any year as full time students at a University or College with courses related to Real Estate for the year 2019-2020. Each student may only participate once in each Challenge.

To participate to the competition, students must be 18 years old or more.

Reed MIDEM reserves the right to disqualify an application, if such eligibility requirements are not met. If an applicant is disqualified for such reasons, no refund of the PROPEL BY MIPIM PARIS registration fee will be granted. All the documents that may confirm the Participant’s eligibility will be required prior to awarding any prizes (e.g. identity document, student card, etc.).

There is no cost for entering the competition.

The working language of the PROPEL Student Challenge 2020 is English.


Participation in the Challenge must be as a team. 

  • Individual Participants may elect to form a team (“Team”) of (4) to (6) members maximum. Each Team member must accept these Rules, by clicking a hyperlink through the Agorize interface. ORGANISER may disqualify any Team (and all its members) in the case where any one member has not accepted or violates these Rules.

The goal of the Challenge is for Participants to submit contributions (or projects) meeting the requirements determined by the ORGANISER in the Challenge brief, and that are formalized by deliverables. The brief includes information regarding various deadlines, details of the prizes, ORGANISER requirements, etc. (the “Brief”). The Brief is accessible through the Challenge website.


During the Challenge, Participants may upload any documents or other materials (such as texts, presentations, videos, etc.) relating to their project to the Challenge website in response and as a solution to the ORGANISER’s Challenge (the “Deliverable”).

To be eligible, Deliverables must (i) address the specific issue set out in the Brief, (ii) be in a common digital format, such as, DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, KEY, ODT, MP3, MPEG, MOV, MP4, and (iii) be in English and in general terms must to comply with these Rules.

If a Deliverable cannot be downloaded, is not in the right format or is incompatible, illegible, or unintelligible, the Deliverable will be disqualified.

By submitting a Deliverable, Participants represent and warrant that: 

  • The Deliverable exclusively includes contributions from a
  • Otherwise, if any content from a third party has been used in the development of the Deliverable, all rights, authorizations, and agreements necessary to submit the Deliverable and grant the rights mentioned herein have been obtained. The existence of uncredited third-party contributions in the Deliverable will result in the disqualification of the Deliverable and the related Participants;
  • No other individual and/or entity is entitled to claim any rights from the use of the Deliverable; and
  • The content of the Deliverable does not and will not infringe or violate any rights of any third party or entity, including, without limitation, intellectual property rights, privacy, competition law, confidentiality, or any contractual or extracontractual right. All deliverables suspected of any law(s) and/or any third party’s right will be ineligible. 

Participants are responsible for and shall bear any costs or expenses associated with preparing and submitting Deliverables. Participants assume all risk of damaged, lost, late, incomplete, invalid, incorrect or misdirected Deliverables.


Challenge Rounds. The Challenge consists of several rounds:

  • Round One. Deliverables will be accepted from April 6th 2020 at 8:00am to May 24th 2020 at 11:59pm. At the end of this Round, up to 12 winning Deliverables will be selected to proceed to Round Two.
  • Round Two. Deliverables will be accepted from June 1st 2020 at 8:00am to July 15th at 11:59pm. At the end of this Round, up to 6 winning Deliverables will be selected to proceed to the Final Round.
  • Final Round. Participants are not required to upload a Deliverable on the Challenge website for this Final Round.

Deliverable. If a Participant does not upload a Deliverable on the Challenge website before the deadline, this will be considered as a withdrawal from the Challenge. The Participant may not join the Challenge, and may not obtain any compensation from the ORGANISER.

Selection Criteria. Deliverables will be judged according to the Selection Criteria, described below. You agree and acknowledge that the Challenge relies on your creativity, capacity, ability, and ingenuity to solve difficult problems. The Challenge does not depend, even partially, on chance or luck, and therefore should not be considered as a lottery. Under no circumstances are factors such as appearance, religion, membership in a trade union, political opinions or sexual orientation considered.

Notification to Participants. Once the selection has been completed, Participants will be notified by email, phone, or by other means, at ORGANISER’s discretion, of the results of each Round. The ORGANISER will be free to alter the dates on which results are released should this become necessary due to the number of projects to be assessed.  The ranking decided by the final jury will be announced on the day that presentations are made and will identify the Participants that are finalists.

A. Round One

All Round One Deliverables must be received by ORGANISER on or before May 24th 2020 at 11:59pm. Deliverables must meet the specifications set out in Section 6, above, and include:

  • A 7-slide presentation of their Project produced using the template available for download from the Challenge website, in PPT or PDF format.
  • An introduction to the Participant based on the questionnaire to be filled in in their participation area, accessible through their user account.

While the Round One, voting will proceed as follow: 

Criteria based voting

“Criteria based” voting will take place from May 25th at 8:00am to June 1st at 1pm/ Time.

The voters (ORGANISER members, and jury members) (the “Voters”) may evaluate and select the Deliverables based on their content and the following criteria:

  • Innovative character (creativity, market differentiation)
  • Economic viability
  • Technical viability
  • Scalability: transposable to other territories? possibilities for extending the project?
  • Impact (human, social and territorial): beyond economic viability, is this a project for everyone? 

Except as otherwise provided below, the 12 Participants with the highest score at the end of this vote will win this vote and proceed to the next round. 

B. Round Two

All Round Two Deliverables must be received by ORGANISER on or before July 15th 2020 at 11:59pm. Round Two Deliverables must meet the specifications set out in Section 6, above, and include:

  • A detailed presentation of the idea in about 15 slides
  • A business plan
  • A user journey
  • A video or model of the idea

Criteria based voting

“Criteria based” voting will take place from July 15th at 8:00am to July 30th at 1pm.

The voters (ORGANISER members, jury members) (the “Voters”) may evaluate and select the Deliverables based on their content and the following criteria:

  • Innovative character (creativity, market differentiation)
  • Economic viability
  • Technical viability
  • Scalability: transposable to other territories? possibilities for extending the project?
  • Impact (human, social and territorial): beyond economic viability, is this a project for everyone?

Except as otherwise provided below, the 6 Participants with the highest score at the end of this vote will win this vote and proceed to the next round. 

C. Final Round

Participants who have been selected to participate in the Final Round will be directly notified by the ORGANISER. In the event a Participant does not answer after the ORGANISER has tried to contact him/her by email and by phone, the ORGANISER reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify this Participant. This disqualification shall not entitle the Participant to claim any kind of compensation from the ORGANISER. 

The Final Round consists of an oral presentation of the selected projects by the Participants. Participants are not required to upload a Deliverable to the Challenge website before the Final Round. 

However, Participants must prepare a Deliverable which meets the specifications set out in Section 6 and which include:

  • A document describing their Project and presenting, for example, the problem it tackles, the proposed solution, its impact and its business model.

This document will be used as a presentation document during the oral presentation given by the Participants involved in the Project.

At the end of the Final Round, the jury will choose the winning projects and will rank the finalists.


The six prizes to be awarded to Challenge winners are subject to all of the following. They are awarded to the winners of the Challenge and are subject to compliance with the following cumulative conditions:

  • The Deliverables comply with Section 6 (“Deliverables”);
  • Each Participant of a winning project complies with Sections 9 and 11;
  • It can be proven that the winning Participants fulfil the conditions of eligibility of Section 4.

No prize will be awarded to winners who do not fulfill the above.

Subject to these Terms and Conditions, once confirmed by ORGANISER, the winner(s) will receive the following:

1. A unit prize allocated to the first place: to the six participants belonging to the winning team:

The unitary and individual prizes includes:

- 1 registration for the Propel by MIPIM
- 1 coaching session by Fabernovel
- Minimum 1 coaching session by Keys AM
- 1 registration for MIPIM 2021
- 1 return trip Paris-Cannes for MIPIM 2021 by train in second class
- Accommodation during MIPIM 2021, of the aparthotel or Airbnb type for 6 people, for a duration of 4 nights in Cannes or its surroundings. Meals and other personal expenses will not be covered.

The estimated value of the individual unit prize is 5,583 euros, i.e. an estimated total for the winning team of 33,500 euros for 6 people. 

2. An endowment allocated to the 6 finish teams selected after second to 6th place: deepening phase:

The 6 finalist teams will have the opportunity to accelerate their ideas during a Hackathon during the Propel by MIPIM event - Paris, September 14 & 15, 2020 at LECENTQUATRE in Paris, accompanied by experts from Fabernovel and Keys AM! 

The team prize includes:

- 1 registration for Propel by MIPIM - Paris (6 registrations in total)
- 1 coaching session by Fabernovel

The estimated minimum value of the prize per team is € 7,800 (based on 6 people per team).

Each member of a Participant Team will receive its own prize.

No assignment or transfer of prizes is allowed by a winner. If a potential winner cannot be reached, is unable to accept the prize or any portion of the prize for any reason, ORGANISER shall have no further obligation to such potential winner. ORGANISER will not replace any lost or stolen prizes after being awarded to winners. Winners will accept the prize “as it is”. ORGANISER disclaims any warranty regarding the Prizes.

In the event a Participant (a winner) cannot be reached, by email or by phone, for more than three (3) months after the first attempt to reach them was made, he/she will be deemed as having waived their right to claim the prize and will not be entitled to any prize or any kind of compensation. 

If the prize as initially planned is unavailable, ORGANISER will be free to substitute another prize of similar value. Any such decision is at ORGANISER’s sole discretion. 

Any Participant who does not fulfil the conditions of Participation as provided in the Rules during their registration and/or at any time during the Challenge will be summarily disqualified from the Challenge without prior notice and will not be entitled to any prize. In the assumption that a prize is awarded to a Participant who does not meet the conditions of Participation when registering or throughout the duration of the Challenge, ORGANISER reserves the right to require the Participant to return the awarded prize.


The Participant acknowledges and consents that ORGANISER may, throughout France, and for the duration of the Challenge and for a period of one (1) year following the Final Round using the Challenge for publicity, including for ORGANISER’s advertising or other marketing purposes, (by any means and through any format (website, advertising banners, social networks, newsletter, press release) now known or unknown to date, free of charge or for a consideration.

In particular, you consent the using, by ORGANISER, of your name and surname, your city and region of residence, the name of the institution in which you studied or in which you obtained your diplomas and other biographical information, your image , the information regarding the Prize (if you are a winner), the name of your company and its distinctive signs (if you are a Startup) and any other personal data that you submit with your Deliverables as well as the content of your Deliverables relating to the Challenge.

As an example, each Participant authorizes the ORGANISER using the photographs taken during the Final to disseminate them via any communication medium.

Such use does not entitle the winner to any other payment than the Prize he/she received. The ORGANISER agrees to cease using the aforementioned elements in connection with the Participant at the end of the aforementioned period.


ORGANISER has no obligation to keep the information contained in the Deliverables confidential. In general terms, when submitting any Deliverables, the Participants understand, agree and accept that any information contained therein may be publicly disclosed by the ORGANISER.

If you are a prize winner, ORGANISER may request that you execute a confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement for the purpose of entering into negotiations regarding the further development of your project, as described in your Deliverable.  Such confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement will be directed to your Deliverable and all intellectual property that it may contain.

Furthermore, Participants acknowledge that ORGANISER may currently or in the future be developing information internally, or receiving information from other parties, that is similar to the information contained in any of the projects. Accordingly, nothing herein shall prohibit ORGANISER from independently acquiring, developing, or having developed for it, products, concepts, systems, services, or techniques that are similar to or compete with the products, concepts, systems or techniques contemplated by or embodied in any Deliverable. 

The Participants recognize that other Participants, individuals or entities may have provided ORGANISER or others, or made public, or may in the future submit, or make public, content that is the same or similar to any piece of information contained in any of the projects. Hence, the Participants acknowledge, agree and accept that ORGANISER shall have the right to use such same or similar materials, and that the Participants will not be entitled to any compensation arising from ORGANISER’s use of such materials.


Definitions. For the purposes of this section,

  • "Intellectual Property Rights" refers to any copyright or other rights over a brand, a design or a model, a patent and, more generally, any element, (including trade secrets and know-how), that may be protected by national and/or international laws or conventions on intellectual property (“Intellectual Property Rights”) 
  • “Previous Rights” refer to any Intellectual Property Rights and/or any associated know-how held by the Participants before the start date of the Challenge (“Previous Rights”)
  • “Creations” refer to any software (including source and object code software), database, technical specifications, text, design, model, information, knowledge, method, process or product, as well as any resulting elements and/or processes likely or otherwise to be protected according to national and/or international laws or conventions on intellectual property developed by any Participant as a part of any submitted deliverable throughout the Challenge (“Creations”).

Warranty of non-infringement. When submitting any Deliverable, at any stage of the Challenge, each Participant guarantees to ORGANISER that he/she is the co/owner and/or co/holder of the Intellectual Property Rights regarding all or part of the Creations  contained in the Deliverables submitted at any stage of the Challenge, and that he/she has obtained all rights and permissions regarding all pre-existing Creations and any elements of the Deliverables for which he/she does not hold the relevant rights.

Each Participant guarantees (i) that his/her contribution is original and unprecedented; (ii) that it do not infringe upon the copyright or any Intellectual Property Rights of any third party; (iii) that all the elements of which his/her submissions are formed, as well as all pieces of contributions and information communicated in the submission presentation documents are accurate, reliable and complete; and (iv) that the submission of the relevant Deliverables does not constitute an act of unfair competition of any kind.

It is compulsory for Participants to indicate the source of any pre-existing Creations of whichever nature and on whichever support that are included in any submitted deliverable. Any Deliverable involving several Participants constitutes a collaborative work and it should be treated as such in accordance with the applicable regulation in force.

Liability. ORGANISER cannot be held liable for any infringement of the above provisions by Participants. Each Participant shall indemnify ORGANISER against any disturbance, action, claim, opposition and demand or eviction attempt from any third party in connection with any Creation in the Deliverables (Intellectual Property Rights included).

By submitting a Deliverable and participating in this Challenge, you are not granting ORGANISER any rights to any intellectual property supporting all of part of the Deliverable and ORGANISER makes no claim to ownership of your Deliverable or any intellectual property that it may contain.

  • negotiations will be exercised based on good faith between the involved parties;
  • if the involved parties so agree, any monetary compensation comprised in the prize could be understood as the entire or a part of the purchase price.


Update of the Rules. The ORGANISER reserves the right to amend these Rules at any time, including the Challenge duration in case of operational imperatives, without prior notice to Participants regarding the enforcement or the validity of these amendments.  Participants are encouraged to consult these Rules regularly. Participants expressly waive all claims or disputes related to any amendment to these Rules by the ORGANISER.

Should any paragraph of these Rules be declared or judged illegal, unenforceable or void by a court decision, the paragraph in question will be considered null and void, but all other unaffected paragraphs will be enforced within the limits of the law.

Challenge Cancellation or Suspension. The ORGANISER reserves the right in its discretion, to (i) cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Challenge and these Rules, for any reason, at any time and without any liability, and (ii) to limit or restrict participation in the Challenge. The ORGANISER will not be held liable for the modification, cancellation or suspension of the Challenge and no compensation or remuneration will be due to the Participants.


The ORGANISER will in no way be held liable in the event of breakdown or failure, regardless of the cause, of any telecommunications network used that causes Participants difficulty in or prevents Participants from identifying themselves on or gaining access to the Challenge website.

Participants agree that company, its affiliates and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, representatives and agents (“released parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be released and held harmless by participants for any claims, liabilities, or causes of action of any kind or nature for any injury, loss or damages of any kind including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages to persons, including without limitation disability or death.  Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the challenge website and in connection with the challenge is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.  Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties, in which case such limitation or exclusion shall apply only to the extent permitted by the law in the relevant jurisdiction.

Participation in the Challenge implies acknowledgment and acceptance of the characteristics, limits, and risks of the internet and related technologies, particularly with regards to performance, response time, security of software and computer equipment against various potential attacks, such as viruses, logic bombs or Trojans, and loss or misuse of data. As a result, the ORGANISER will not be held liable in any way for any damage incurred by Participants arising from these characteristics, limits and risks, which Participants accept by registering and taking part in the Challenge.

The ORGANISER will not, in any case, be held liable for damages resulting from faults with or delays in the submission of deliverables by Participants, including refusal to accept these deliverables as a consequence of their submission outside the deadlines set out in the Rules, from faults with or delays to the sending of any emails by the Participant sent as part of the Challenge, or from any alterations made to the deliverables independently of the ORGANISER. 

The ORGANISER will not, in any case, be held liable for damages resulting from services provided by a third party relating to the prizes.

The ORGANISER will not be held liable for the consequences of a Participant’s disqualification from the Challenge as a result of their violation of these Rules.


Reed Midem collects Applicants’ personal data by the present document or via an online database, or during participation to the Event (attended places or events, services operated) in accordance with the following disposition and Reed Midem Privacy Policy (

The data is processed by Reed Midem : 

  • To meet the organization of the challenge needs
  • To organize the intermediation between the Participant and the ORGANISER, to ensure identification, communication and preservation of the exchanges with the Participant;
  • To promote its activities.

Such data is stored for a maximum duration of 10 years.

This personal data can be:

integrated into the online database available to Applicants to enable them to prepare the Event, network, promote their business and schedule their business appointments during the Event. In this respect, Applicants undertake not to use the data for any other purposes. Applicants that would use the data contained in the database for their own purpose are deemed data controllers and bear all the liabilities of this status towards other Applicants. Reed MIDEM will provide its best efforts to stop by any means any disturbance caused by any forbidden use of personal data. Reed Midem shall, under no circumstances, be held liable regarding the unlawful data processing and use from other Applicants or third parties;

transmitted to parties that have undertaken to comply with Data Protection Laws requirement such as companies belonging to the same group, in particular the companies of the RELX group, service providers and partners, who may be located outside the European Economic Area;

communicated to Applicants, such as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and sellers, who can be located outside the European Economic Area to carry out commercial prospecting;

used on all distribution and promotional media in connection with the relevant Event including but not limited to media over the internet;

processed for distribution and promotional analysis (profiling, targeting).

As a data controller, Reed Midem has implemented and maintains appropriate technical and organisational measures in such a manner that its processing of personal data meets the requirements of French and European Data Protection Laws and in particular GDPR.

Applicants may exercise their right to access, obtain, correct and oppose the use of their personal data, to the extent that such data is processed solely by Reed Midem, by writing to Privacy Centre webform ( In case of unsatisfied answer to Applicants’ request, Applicants may raise a complaint before the French National Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés or CNIL)


If for any reason the PROPEL Student Challenge 2020 is interrupted, delayed or cancelled or cannot be completed as planned, the ORGANISER reserves the right to postpone, suspend or terminate the PROPEL Student Challenge 2020.

  • If any provision of the Rules is declared invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain in effect.
  • If an applicant fails to comply with any term and condition contained in the Rules, the Team may be disqualified.


The Rules shall be construed under and governed by French law.


17. Legal deposit

The regulations are filed via, at SELARL 812 - HUISSIERS, associate bailiffs, 88 boulevard de la Reine, 78000 Versailles. The regulations may be amended at any time in the form of an amendment by the organiser, in compliance with the conditions set out, and published by online advertisement on the website. The amendment is registered with the SELARL judicial officers associated with the depository of the regulation before its publication. It shall come into force as from the date it is put online and any Participant shall be deemed to have accepted it simply by virtue of his participation in the Game, as from the date on which the amendment comes into force. Any Participant who refuses the modification(s) must stop participating in the Game. The rules are sent free of charge to any person by sending a written request by post before the closing date of the game to the following address: AGORIZE - 15, rue Béranger - 75003 PARIS.

The full rules can also be viewed online on the game website. The postal charges necessary to obtain the payment will be refunded on simple request on the basis of the slow "letter" rate in force.