Be the one-with a great idea - terms and conditions

Be the one-with a great idea - terms and conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to our competition "Be the One-With a great idea" - running in November and December 2019.

Competition Terms and Conditions


1.1      We are Fluidic Analytics Limited and our registered office is at Unit A, The Paddocks Business Centre, Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB1 8DH.

1.2      You can contact us with any questions about this competition by email at 

1.3      All entries are subject to these terms and conditions.

1.4      In conjunction with the terms and conditions below, we also recommend that you read and understand the following:

1.5      We always try to avoid unnecessary disappointment but in some cases it may not be feasible to continue running the competition if for example, we do not receive sufficient entries. If we need to cancel this competition for any reason, we will notify all Entrants of this by email.


What is the Competition?

1.6      We are holding a competition for one individual (the “Winner”) to win 1 Fluidity One-W instrument for a three month Placement along with 576 consumable chips and 6 cartridges (the “Prize”).

Who can Enter?

1.1      This competition is open to research scientists in the field of life sciences (“Entrants”)

1.2      Entrants must be over the age of 18 years old to enter.

1.3      Entries will only be accepted from Entrants based in the following countries:

  •  UK;
  • Ireland;
  • France;
  • Spain;
  • Italy;
  • Portugal;
  • Germany;
  • Austria;
  • Sweden;
  • Denmark
  • Belgium;
  • Norway;
  • Finland;
  • Netherlands;
  • Luxembourg; and
  • Switzerland.

How do I enter?

1.1      To enter the competition, the Entrant must complete our entry form which can be accessed here 

1.2      Your entry form must describe:

  • the experiments you wish to perform on the Placement;
  • why the experiments are innovative and worth undertaking; and
  • why the experiments are relevant to Fluidic and the Fluidity One-W.

1.3      You should read and follow the instructions on the entry form carefully. All entries must be made in English and must not exceed the word count specified in the entry form.

1.4      Entry forms must be submitted online at the official place;

How will my Entry be judged?

1.1      The judging panel will take the following criteria into account when reviewing each entry:

  • how innovative the proposed experiment is;
  • the quality of the application as a whole;
  • how useful and interesting the proposed experiment is; and
  • whether we believe the idea is possible, how relevant the experiment is to Fluidic and the capabilities of the Fluidity One-W.

1.2      After reviewing all entries, the judging panel will select three shortlisted Entrants as finalists (the “Finalists”).

1.3      The judging panel will contact the Finalists to discuss their entries and may request certain amendments to their entry. If a Finalist does not agree to these amendments unfortunately your entry must be withdrawn from the competition.

1.4      The Finalists must agree to any amendments together with the judging panel. Once the amendments have been agreed, the Finalists’ initial entry may be edited and developed by Fluidic in conjunction with the Finalist, into a final agreed entry that both Fluidic and the Finalist must sign.

1.5      Once selected, the Winner must agree to our Terms of Use regarding the Prize, which will be provided once the Winner is notified. If the Winner does not agree to the Terms of Use, we reserve the right to pick an alternative Winner.

1.6      The winner will be consulted with before any publicity, to ascertain which (if any) parts of the data should be anonymised.

Who will be Judging my Entry?

1.1      All entries will be evaluated by the judging panel consisting of:

  • the Chief Scientific Officer of Fluidic (Professor Tuomas Knowles);
  • Head of Research and Development at Fluidic (Dr Sean Devenish);
  • Field Applications Specialist at Fluidic (Jonathan Faherty); and
  • Head of Sales and Marketing at Fluidic (Rowan Gibson).

1.2      The decision of the judging panel is final and cannot be contested.


What are the Key Dates?

1.3      You can make your entry online from 31st October 2019 to 22nd December 2019. Any entries received outside of these dates will not be considered by the judging panel.

1.4      The judging panel will review all entries by 10th January 2020

1.5      Finalists will be notified by email/phone no later than 15th January 2020  

1.6      The Winner will be selected on 24th January 2020 and notified by email/phone no later than 31st January 2020.