Terms & conditions - universities

Universities teams participating in FLUX are subject to the following terms and conditions.


The cost of a booking for a team of 6 students and 1 enterprise champion (your university staff) is £500 plus VAT.

If you arrive by train, Lancaster University Careers will arrange transport by mini-bus from the station upon request. 

This includes an evening meal on the first day, and lunch and evening meal on the second day.

Light refreshments are available throughout the two days and are included in the booking fee.

All FLUX resources are provided, your team should bring laptops, tablets, printer, etc if they wish to use them as computers and printers are not available for your students to use.

Wi-Fi access is available free of charge.

Once you confirm your attendance at FLUX, either by email, phone or booking online, the booking is considered firm and cancellation charges will apply as outlined below.


Payment can be made on the online store.

If you are unable to pay via this means, an invoice can be provided upon request.

This invoice must be paid within 14 days of the date shown on the invoice.

Student/Staff Property

We can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage from any cause whatever, in respect to any property brought or sent to the University.


Cancellations for competing in FLUX must be made in writing or via email.

Cancellations on or before 6th October will incur no cancellation charge.

Cancelling between 7th October and 5th November will be liable for payment of £100.

Cancelling on or after 6th November will be liable for payment of the full attendance fee.

Intellectual Property, Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure

These terms and conditions relate to participants of the business challenge competition FLUX, organised by Lancaster University.

Participants attending FLUX are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

Our aim is to ensure that the intellectual property resulting from any output from FLUX is protected for a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of the event.

Within this context:

Inventions made by you whether patentable or non-patentable that arise from participation within FLUX are owned by the originator for a period of 30 days from the date of the event, during which time the originator may wish to patent or otherwise protect their invention.

Other participants within FLUX must not disclose to others except with the explicit approval of the originator any inventions made during the course of the competition.

This includes any output from the competition that may be patentable or protectable as commercial trade secrets or otherwise or commercial significance or protectable as designs for industrially produced products.

The originator owns the intellectual property rights in materials produced by them during the course of the competition. If they do not wish to exploit them, they may in their discretion grant a free assignment to a person or persons of their choice.

Participants within FLUX must not publish or exploit or make use of any intellectual property rights originating from the competition or make use of or disclose any confidential information acquired in the course of the competition or otherwise from involvement in FLUX for a period of thirty days following the completion of the competition.