Overview

Calling all BCIT students full & part-time!

Are you an Innovator? Entrepreneur? Visionary? Interdisciplinary team?

Here is your opportunity to win!

BCIT students are among the best and brightest BC has to offer. From trades to engineering to computer studies, our students have it all covered and are designed to innovate. We know the next Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder) or Ryan Holmes (Hootesuite founder) is somewhere on our campus on the cusp of creating the next big thing.

BCIT’s Student Innovation Challenge is an annual innovation contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to BCIT students who have“big ideas”.  Since its founding, the Student Innovation Challenge has inspired innovative and high-impact students and projects. By seeking out novel ideas and then supporting efforts to help them succeed, we make BCIT students’ BIG IDEAS soar.

How it works

The Challenge presents 3 Categories to which entries may be submitted. All entries must be submitted by February 26, 2014 to be considered for the 2014 Challenge.

Once the entries have been judged, finalists in each category moving on to the Pitch round will be notified. In the Pitch Round, up to 8 entrants in each category will have 6-10 Minutes to pitch their idea in a Dragon's Den style format to an panel of judges.


Category 1 - Business Ventures


The winner of this competition category will be the idea deemed most likely to succeed as a business venture in the current market and recognizes innovative ideas, entrepreneurship, and commercial products. Multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged.

The winner of this round will win $1500 CASH and be eligible to receive up to an additional $8500 via BCIT’s Commercialization Fund.
Learn more about this category and how to apply.

Category 2 - BCIT Community


Projects that build community or enhance the student experience.

BCIT is a rich and diverse blend of student life, real-world learning, and innovation.  Proposals for this category should describe a new policy, program, course, initiative, or service or product that improves the BCIT student experience in a meaningful way.  

The winner in this category will win $500 CASH and be eligible to receive up to an additional $4500 to implement the idea via the BCIT Student Innovation Fund.
Learn more about this category and how to apply.

Category 3 - Student Applied Research Project


BCIT students deliver great projects every year from their classes, capstone and directed studies projects. If you think you have an innovative project on the go that solves a real world problem, submit it for your chance to win the applied research category. We are looking for BCIT’s top students delivering innovative industry solutions.
 
The winner of this round will win $500 CASH and be eligible to receive up to an additional $8500 via BCIT’s Commercialization Fund.
Learn more about this category and how to apply.

Don't forget to attend the Business Basics For Innovation series designed to increase your chances of success!

Questions? send a note to research@bcit.ca