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South Island Open Innovation Challenge



The Smart South Island Symposium on November 25th wrapped up with the announcement of the South Island Open Innovation Challenge - a local challenge inviting the public to submit pilot project ideas that will make the South Island a smarter, more liveable, and more sustainable place. There will be three $15,000 prizes for the best and brightest submissions, and the winners will have the chance of being included in our federal proposal for Canada's Smart Cities Challenge

challenge highlights

  • The Open Innovation Challenge is free to enter
  • There are two rounds with an initial two-page proposal due January 28th  
  • The top 10 finalists will be invited to go on to the second round and pitch their pilot project ideas in front of a live audience and Dragon's Den-style panel of experts on March 11, 2018
  • There are three $15,000 prizes up for grabs
  • Pitches must demonstrate a deep understanding of how the proposed pilot project will contribute to solving one of the South Island's Five Key Challenge Themes
  • Teams must include at least one Greater Victoria partner