The Sci Innovation Competition selected 20 companies to represent Canada at the China Shenzhen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (IEIC) in April 2019. The ten finalists from the Sci Toronto competition will be awarded cash prizes of up to $20,000 CAD each, plus an expense-paid trip to compete at what has been called “The International Olympics of Entrepreneurship.”
The Canadian branch featured 20 finalists that have been selected through regional competitions in Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, and Montreal. Each competitor will pitch their projects to a panel of expert judges for a chance to win prizes from a pool of $2.09 million CAD.
Competition sectors included:
- Information Technology
- Advanced Materials & Clean Energy
- Biology & Life Science
- Advanced Manufacturing
Companies with advances in Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and FinTech will be invited to additional pitches.