2015 Student Innovation Challenge

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 Kenneth Loi, Markus Frind or Curtis Machek is out there.

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

How it works

The Challenge presents 2 Categories to which entries may be submitted: Business Venture and Student Applied Research Project.

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 5 entrants in each category will have 6-10 Minutes to pitch their idea in a Dragon's Den style format to a panel of judges.

Dates and further details on the 2017 Student Innovation Challenge will be announced in the Fall of 2016.

Innovation Challenge 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.

Learn more about this category and how to apply.

Innovation Challenge Category 2 - Student Applied Research Project

BCIT students deliver great projects every year from their classes, capstone, directed studies and industry sponsored student 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.
Learn more about this category and how to apply.

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

Questions? Send a note to research@bcit.ca