Sci Innovation Centre invites promising deep-tech ventures to a pitch competition to choose ten companies from Canada to represent Canada at China (Shenzhen) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (IEIC) on April 9-12, 2020. The ten finalists from the Sci Innovation Competition Canada final in Toronto will be awarded cash prizes of up to C$19K each to compete at what has been called The International Olympics of Entrepreneurship in Shenzhen, China.

Those interested in applying can do so online at: http://scicomp2020.sciinnovationcentre.com/

The application deadline is February 29, 2020 and the Canada Division Final Competition takes place on March 22, 2020 at Toronto City Hall. Tickets to attend the final are available through Eventbrite and drinks and lunch included.

Winners of the Canada Division Final will be given free access to the 8th China Information Technology Expo, invited to visit headquarters of industry-leading companies such as Tencent, BYD, DJI, Mindray and Huawei in Shenzhen, and introduced to investors, manufacturers, and distributors in Shenzhen. 

At the 2019 championship Grande Finale, the Canadian delegation took a total of 10 awards, and was the highest-ranking team in the International Competition. In addition to the three top prize winners, seven more medals were awarded to the following Canadian competitors in various divisions, including:

  • Material & Energy 1st prize – Genecis Bioindustries Inc.
  • Biology & Life Science 1st prize – Rapid Novor Inc
  • Advanced Manufacturing 3rd prize – Nanodevice Solutions (Toronto company)
  • Internet of things 1st prize: Fibos Inc.
  • Internet of things 2nd prizes: ARHT Media Inc. (Toronto company) & Qidni Labs
  • Fintech 2nd prize: Kalepso

For more information and to apply, please visit http://scicomp2020.sciinnovationcentre.com.