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Terms and Conditions
Silicon Valley Innovation Center, registration number 2007/111212/23 (“the Company”)
APPLICATION
• The terms and conditions contained in this document shall apply to the tour booking concluded between the Company and the undersigned client in respect of the tour, as more fully described in the tour dossier provided to the client on confirmation of the booking.
• All references in these terms and conditions to “client” shall include references to an agent of the client, with such changes as the context may require.
APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION
• These terms and conditions shall be deemed to have been concluded in California, USA and shall be interpreted according to the laws of the USA.
• Notwithstanding the aforesaid, the client must at all times comply with the laws, customs, foreign exchange and other regulations of all countries visited on the tour.
BOOKINGS
• The Company reserves the right not to confirm the booking until the full amount of tour is paid by client via the Eventbrite registration page.
• Any amendments to, or cancellation of the booking shall be subject to these terms and conditions.
• The Company reserves the right to cancel the tour, if less than 10 tickets are sold for a particular tour.
• The Company will reimburse the ticket but will not be responsible for any client`s expenses in case of the tour cancellation.
CANCELLATION CONDITIONS
Cancellation of a scheduled tour booking must be made in writing and is not effective until such written cancellation is received and acknowledged by Silicon Valley Innovation Center.
No cancellation fee is applicable to tours cancelled more than 7 Days before Date of the tour.
Should a Client cancel a booking 6 days or less prior to the date of departure of the tour for any reason (except due to death or hospitalisation), the client shall be liable to pay a 50% cancellation penalty.
All cancellations need to be made in writing and confirmed by the Reservations Team by email.
The Company reserves the right, at any time and for any reason, to cancel the tour on notice to the client. In such event, the Company shall refund the tour price to the client. It is recorded that refund of the tour price as aforesaid shall be the Company’s sole responsibility to the client, and no claim for any damages, howsoever arising, shall accrue against the Company by reason of a cancellation of the tour.
The client acknowledges that the tour is subject to a minimum booking of 10 passengers (including the client). If the minimum booking is not obtained, the Company reserves the right to cancel the tour and refund the tour price to the client, in which event the client shall (for the avoidance of doubt) have no claim for any damages against the Company.
CHILD POLICY
• 13 – 15 Years: Silicon Valley Innovation Center will accept a maximum of two children between the ages of 13 to 15 years on any tour without requesting permission from agents or clients. If more children want to join a tour once the maximum has been reached, this will be allowed on a request basis only.
• 13 Years: No children under 13 years of age may travel on Silicon Valley Innovation scheduled tours.
• Any traveler between the ages of 13 – 16 must be accompanied by a parent, unless specific authorization had been obtained from Silicon Valley Innovation Tour.
• 17 – 18 Years: Guests of this age may travel with us with a letter of permission from their guardian; they do not require a parent to travel with them.
• “On A Request Basis” means that Silicon Valley Innovation Center will receive the child request from the agent and once company has confirmed receipt of the child request with the agent in writing, all other agents who have guests booked on the specific departure will be contacted to request permission for the child / children to join the tour. The agents then have 48 hours to respond to the request. If no response is received from any agent, the child/children will be accepted onto the tour. If the response is negative, we will have a look at an alternative date or tour for the family.
PASSPORTS, VISAS AND OTHER TRAVEL PAPERS
• It is the client’s sole responsibility to ensure that passports, visas, health certificates, and any other required documentation are all in order for the countries to be visited during the tour.
• The Company shall not be held liable for any consequences, damages or claims if the client prior does not correctly attend to the client’s documentation and related matters as contemplated herein.
INSURANCE
• Comprehensive travel or health insurance for USA citizens is mandatory on the tour. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that he or she has such insurance in place (together with the required paperwork to prove such insurance) before embarking on the tour.
• Should the client be unable to present proof of such insurance to the Company (on request therefore by the Company), the Company may, in its sole discretion, exclude the client from the tour, and the client shall be liable for the cancellation penalty payments set out in these terms and conditions.
• The client acknowledges that the travel insurance must include comprehensive medical insurance including provision for air evacuation, and that the Company shall not be liable for any consequences, damages or loss as a result of the client failing to have the necessary cover.
BAGGAGE
• The client shall be responsible for all baggage and personal effects brought by him or her on the tour, and the Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage to such baggage or personal effects, howsoever arising.
HEALTH
• The client accepts that to participate in the tour requires a measure of physical fitness and health and it is the client’s obligation to ensure that he or she is medically fit to embark on the tour.
AUTHORITY ON TOUR
• The client must at all times comply with the laws, customs and foreign exchange regulations of all countries visited during the tour.
• In addition, the client acknowledges that any disruptive, dangerous or potentially dangerous behaviour during the tour shall not be tolerated and that the Company, its employees, representatives, agents and/or contractors being so authorized, reserve the right to exclude the client from the tour at any point therein in such circumstances.
• The Company shall not be liable for any costs and/or expenses for the client resulting from exclusion as aforesaid, and the client shall not be entitled to a refund or rebate of the tour price or any additional compensation in such instances.
MARKETING
• The Company reserves the right to use any photographs and video taken during the tour for use in marketing or any other advertising material, and the client hereby consents to such use. The client further agrees that the Company shall retain copyright over any such photographs and videos taken during the tour and/or used in its brochures and, to the extent necessary, the client hereby assigns copyright in such photographs and/
or videos to the Company.
FORCE MAJEURE
Unforeseen circumstances including but not limited to war, mechanical breakdowns, weather, riots and other unforeseen reasons beyond the control of the Company may cause delays or alterations to the tour. The Company shall not be held liable in any way for any of these possible occurrences or any consequences, which may arise as a result of these.
INDEMNIFICATION AND EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
• The Company and its respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents shall not be liable for any loss or damage of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising ( including, but not limited to, the client’s or any other person’s injury or death, or any loss of or damage to the client’s or any other person’s property) which the client or any such other person may incur or suffer as a result of or arising from the clients participation in the tour and any other activities undertaken on or during the tour, and the client irrevocably and forever releases and discharges the Company and its respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all such liability.
• The client furthermore indemnifies and holds the Company and its respective directors, offices, employees, representatives and agents harmless from and against any land all loss, damage, actions, proceedings, claims, demands and legal and other costs and expenses (including legal costs on an attorney and own client scale) of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising (including, but not limited to, the client’s or any other person’s injury or death, or any loss of or damage to the client’s or any other person’s property) which the client or any such other person may incur or suffer as a result of or arising from the clients participation in the tour and any other activities undertaken on or during the tour.
PRIVACY POLICY
The Supplier has a strong commitment to providing excellent service to all of our customers and visitors of this Website, including respecting concerns about privacy. The Supplier will explicitly ask when we need information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you (“personal information”). Generally this information is requested when making reservations; when requesting a particular service. You agree to provide accurate and current information, and not to impersonate or misrepresent any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or anything.
The purposes for which The Supplier will use your personal information are as follows: to transact with you via the website or email regarding reservations, to provide services to you via our website; to inform you of new features, services, special offers and products (provided you have consented to receiving such marketing material); to enable us to process, validate and verify reservations and requests for services and for the purposes for which you specifically provided the information; to improve your experience on our website.
The Supplier shall be entitled to disclose personal information if required to do so (a) to comply with applicable law or with legal process served on The Supplier; (b) to protect and defend the rights or property of The Supplier, and (c) for the purposes of distributing same to various employees and/or third parties who assist The Supplier in providing services to you and thus need to know your personal information in order to render a proper and efficient service to you. We will ensure that all such employees and/or third party service providers having access to your personal information are bound by appropriate and legally binding confidentiality and non-use obligations in relation to your personal information.
You are aware that information and data is automatically collected through the standard operation of the Internet servers and through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of the website and allow a website to track usage behaviour and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto your system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to you that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, you should note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on our Websites.
Whilst the supplier is of intent to take reasonable measures to keep personal information about you confidential, it shall however not be liable for any loss or damage, suffered as a result of the disclosure of such information beyond the reasonable control of the supplier.
The Supplier will:
• treat your personal information as strictly confidential;
• take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that your personal information is kept secure and is protected against unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration, disclosure or access;
• promptly notify you if we become aware of any unauthorized use, disclosure or processing of your personal information;
• provide you with reasonable evidence of our compliance with our obligations under this policy on reasonable request; and
• upon your request, promptly return or destroy any and all of your personal information in our possession or control.
We will not retain your personal information longer than the period for which it was originally needed, unless we are required by law to do so, or you consent to us retaining such information for a longer period.

  • HOW TO ACCELERATE CORPORATE INNOVATION

     

    Visit and Learn From Top Innovation Labs

    of Silicon Valley

    April 17th, 2017

  • What Is This Innovation Tour About?

    A unique opportunity to visit 3 top innovation labs, experience the culture of the world famous companies and learn best practices in corporate innovation from those who do it best.

    All in just 1 day.

    Company Visits

    Experience innovation culture of Silicon Valley

    Visit 3 Silicon Valley innovation labs and meet with visionary corporate innovation experts from the front lines of creating best practices for accelerating innovation.

    Inspirational Insights

    Become an agent of change at your company

    Get inspired and get practical tips to become an agent of change within your organization. Learn to lead, promote and sustain the innovation agenda.

    Business Opportunities

    Open pathways for new business aliances

    Explore potential business opportunities. Finding great ideas to partner and collaborate with Silicon Valley is a typical outcome of a program like this one.

  • Who Will I Meet?

    Agenda

    Digital Revolution: Winners and Losers

    Presentation

    9.00 am - 10.00 am

    The Introductory Briefing will start at the office of the Silicon Valley Innovation Center in San Mateo. Hear about the trends and challenges of corporate innovation, the most powerful stories of corporate innovation acceleration & incubation in Silicon Valley companies.

    You will visit one of the following companies: (Fortune 500 startups: SAP, Google, Facebook, Oracle, Cisco).

    From Search Engine to Disrupting 15+ Industries

    Visit Google

    11.00 am - 12.30 pm​

    Find out how Google is maximizing the advantages of the digital technologies and embeds "digital first" thinking into its strategies. What are the major principles and techniques of innovation incubation inside a company? How does one to create and develop corporate start-ups? You will get all the answers first-hand from the insiders.

    How Cisco is Leading Digital Transformation

    Visit Cisco Innovation Lab

    1.30 pm - 3.00 pm​

    Hear from the digital transformation leaders on Cisco's approach to digital transformation. By automating business processes and quantifying the cost of delivery service to ensure accountability for each unit, hear about what business outcomes this effort brings.

    Best Practices For Setting Up An Innovation Lab

    Visit Mercedes-Benz Silicon Valley Innovation Lab

    3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

    Visit one of the first Silicon Valley innovation Outposts. Discuss how MBRDNA, established in 2002 as an innovation lab, with key areas of Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Autonomous Driving, Customer Research and Business Innovation, advances the corporate innovation agenda.

    Bring It All Home: How To Turn Disruption Threats Into Innovation Opportunities

    Presentation at SVIC

    5.30 p​m - 7.00 pm​

    Emerging technologies present unique challenges and opportunities for business growth of established companies. In this new world, the key to success for incumbent players is their ability to turn disruptive threats into innovation opportunities. How should established companies leverage new technologies into a strategic competitive advantage? Using real-life examples of Silicon Valley companies, we’ll discuss emerging strategies and frameworks for successful corporate innovation.​

  • Why Should I Join?

    INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS

    Experiential Learning

    Immerse yourself in Silicon Valley and see the power of innovation culture in action through company visits, meetings, speaker panels and practical workshops. You will learn from real-life success stories and epic failures through case studies.

    Exclusive Networking

    Connect face to face with Silicon Valley startup founders, top executives, and innovators. Take your career and your company to the next level by creating meaningful connections with new partners.

     

    Practical

    Takeaways

    Discover hidden strategies and ideas on how to bring disruptive innovation to your company and replicate Silicon Valley scenarios to boost your business. Explore the innovative culture of Silicon Valley companies and learn their best practices.

    Inspirational

    Insights

    Get to know the most innovative companies, discover powerful new ideas in corporate innovation by interacting with top-level experts in corporate innovation and Silicon Valley insiders.

    Consulting Opportunities

    Use this opportunity to discuss your company’s challenges and experiences with our experts, ask questions, get a professional consultation or some practical advice after the sessions.

    Turnkey

    Solutions

    We’ll take you on the most amazing educational experience of your life. Powerful, insightful presentations, engaging speakers, and insiders experiences will make you witness the future today.

  • What Are The Details?

    Be ready for an amazing experience and new business opportunities

    Where: The tour starts and ends at 1850 Gateway Drive, Suite #150, San Mateo, CA
    When: April 17th, from 8.30 am till 7.00 pm 10 hours Intensive Program.
    What’s included: Briefing, Company Visits,Transportation, Lunch.
    Price: $ 900 Regular Price, $1050 Late Bird Price

  • About Silicon Valley Innovation Center

    Helping Companies Grow And Innovate By Connecting Them With Disruptive Technologies And Emerging Trends​

     

    Since 2012, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) has been empowering senior-level executive leaders from around the world to uncover business growth opportunities behind the threats of disruptive technologies.
    We provide expertise in the business impact of disruptive technologies by creating exclusive executive management programs, cutting-edge thought leadership summits, and breakthrough corporate innovation acceleration programs. We have organized hundreds of study tours and executive education programs for corporate executives, business owners, board members of multi-billion dollar corporations and government leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond.
    For more information go to www.siliconvalley.center

     

  • Contact Us

    1850 Gateway Drive, San Mateo, CA, 94404
    Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm, PST time
    + 1(650) 274-0214