Sci Innovation Competition - Montreal session

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Wed 19 February 2020
Wednesday 19 February 2020
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Book Now To Attend the Sci Innovation Competition Regional Session. Preliminary competitions in each of Waterloo, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Toronto are held January and February to allow companies to pitch to judges and to receive helpful feedback prior to the final competition. Teams participating in the warm-up session will receive coaching from the judges to help them do better in the final competition in Toronto on March. 22nd, 2020.


Date: Feb. 19th, 2020 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Address: District 3 Innovation Centre, 1250 Guy St Suite #600, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 2L3


Sci invites promising tech ventures to a pitch competition to choose 10 companies from Canada and the surrounding area to represent Canada at the Shenzhen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (IEIC) in April 2020. The ten finalists from the SCI Toronto competition will be awarded cash prizes of up to C$19K each plus an expense-paid trip to compete at what has been called The International Olympics of Entrepreneurship. Companies in these target sectors are welcomed to apply:


  • Electronics
  • Information Technology
  • Materials & Energy
  • Biology & Life Science
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things


Companies with strong IP and solutions for a global market are encouraged to apply, regardless of company stage or prior funding. Companies wanting to do business in China, establish manufacturing partnerships in Shenzhen, or solve some of China’s challenges are especially welcomed. 



Reasons to Apply

  • Coaching to Help You Do Well at IEIC
  • Feedback from Experienced Investors in Canada and China
  • Cash Award of Up to C$19K in Toronto for each sector
  • Extensive Media Coverage in North America and China
  • Cash Award of up to C$190K for the top winner in Shenzhen
  • Exposure to Chinese VCs wanting to invest in overseas companies
  • Introduction to potential business partners, distributors, and manufactures in China


To Apply: Complete the application form (by February 29, 2020)



Past-year Success


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
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.


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