Canadian Global Impact Competition

Published on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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The Global Impact Competitions act as a platform to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers with the most innovative ideas for positively impacting millions of lives locally and globally within the next three to five years. The winner of the Canadian competition is invited to attend the Graduate Studies Program (GSP) at Singularity University free of charge or receive reduced fees. The GSP program accepts a maximum of 80 attendees each year through a highly competitive, global intake.

Canada has a celebrated history of world changing contributions, including medicine, technology and food. Canada is also recognized as a global leader in education, international development and engineering.

With the 2015 competition held in York Region – part of an area known as the Digital Corridor, recognized as North America’s newest high tech corridor – Canada will rise to the challenge and show the world that we are a leader in technology and innovation.

The 2015 event will aim to answer the question:

How can we improve the standard of living for one million Canadians within the next three to five years through the use of technology?

The Prize

Admission and tuition fees to Singularity University’s prestigious Graduate Studies Program, a highly competitive 10-week program that accepts only 80 participants from around the world per intake.

Competition Timeline:

  • Submission deadline: March 8th, 2015
  • Public event registration opens: March 2015
  • Competition finalists announced: March 20, 2015
  • Final event and presentations: April 2, 2015

How to Apply:

Minimum requirements:

  • Must be 21 years old
  • Must be a Canadian citizen
  • Online submissions are now being accepted. The deadline for competition submissions is March 2, 2015.