Find information on Discovery 2017 competitions and catch up on last year’s competitions and winners

The David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge

Honouring past OCE Board Chair David McFadden, the David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge invites university and college students from across Ontario’s academic institutions to address challenges facing the energy sector.

Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch

Discovery hosted the fourth edition of Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch on May 9, an entrepreneurship competition for Ontario high school students presented in collaboration with Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure (MEDEI) as part of the Youth Jobs Strategy.

Accessibility Innovation Showcase

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), in partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO) and the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS), will host the third Accessibility Innovation Showcase and Tech Pitch Competition at Discovery 2017 on May 15 and 16.

Social Enterprise Showcase and Pitch Competition

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), will host the third Social Enterprise Zone and Pitch Competition at Discovery 2017 on May 15 and 16.

GlobalStart Pitch Competition

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) held its first GlobalStart Pitch Competition at Discovery 2016, in partnership with KIGA Labs and the Korea Institute of Startup and Entrepreneurship Development (KISED). Three Ontario companies competed for an OCE GlobalStart award of $15,000 to help them access the first global market that they identified.

Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition

The Council of Ontario Universities, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, held the fifth annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition at Discovery, seeking innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related barriers.