All teams will present their solutions for the first time at the Semi-Final event which will take place in Winnipeg, MB the week of June 8-12, 2020 (exact date to be confirmed) at the International Association for Great Lakes Research 2020 Conference. Teams will be set up in a science-fair style expo to pitch their solution to expert judges.
A detailed rubric with specific evaluation criteria can be found here. Evaluation criteria for the Final will be provided to the top 5 Finalist teams in Phase 2 of the competition.
Semi-Final: The top 5 teams will receive a $2,000 bursary to invest in their solution.
Final: In addition to a spot in a start-up incubator, the top 5 teams will also receive cash prizes:
1st prize: $20,000 CAD
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2nd prize: $15,000 CAD
3rd prize: $10,000 CAD
4th prize: $2,500 CAD
5th prize: $2,500 CAD
Thanks to the new partnership with Mitacs, all eligible finalist teams can apply for matching funds through the Mitacs Accelerate Entrepreneur program (or other programs as may be applicable). Mitacs eligibility criteria can be found here: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate-entrepreneur