On April 12th, the winning competitors of the 2019 Sci Innovation Competition, led by the Sci Innovation Centre, competed in the Global Finals of the China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition in Shenzhen, China.
The International Competition gathered together 137 finalists who were successful in the earlier rounds held across 10 international[innovation] cities including Toronto, Sydney, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Madrid, Stockholm, Boston, Silicon Valley, and London.
The competition saw an all-time high level of participation with 1,850 participants. After several rounds of fierce competition, the Canadian delegation performed extremely well in the championship at the Grand Finale claiming the top three prizes on the international stage.
- Qidni Labs, the world's smallest blood purification system, took the top prize.
- Genecis Bioindustries Inc.(Toronto company), the environmental plastics microbiology factory, won the runner-up prize.
- Fibos Inc. (Toronto company), the ultra-high temperature multi-function sensor, won the third prize.
The Canadian competitors who made the trip to the international finals were the winners of the 3rd Annual Sci Innovation Competition which took place at Toronto City Hall on March 23, 2019. The Canadian representatives were scored by 25 expert judges and selected from each industry category including information technology, biology and life science, electronics, advanced manufacturing, and material & energy.
We are very proud of the Canadian delegation that represented Sci Innovation Centre (Toronto) with some of the new brightest innovative projects that Canada has to offer. The success that these competitors saw during the International Finals are a true testament that Canada is a global leader in the technology and innovation space, and we are excited to continue to work with these companies and help foster their growth.
Innovation operates in a world without borders. The Sci Innovation Centre will carry on with the honorable mission to promote innovation at the highest level internationally, including China and Canada
– Leo Liu, CEO of the Sci Innovation Centre.
The Canadian delegation took a total of 10 awards, and it was the highest-ranking team in the International Competition. In addition to the three top prize winners, 7 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