Sci Innovation Competition 2020
Introduction
Sci Innovation Centre invites promising tech ventures to a pitch competition to choose 20 companies from Canada to represent Canada at the China (Shenzhen) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (IEIC) in April 2020. The ten finalists from the Sci Innovation Competition Canada final in Toronto will be awarded cash prizes of up to CA$20K each plus an expense-paid trip to compete at what has been called The International Olympics of Entrepreneurship.

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 or establish manufacturing partnerships in China, or solve some of China’s challenges are especially welcomed. Prizes awarded at IEIC will go up to CA$200K for winners in each of the sectors. They will also be introduced to institutional investors managing C$4B in funds. For companies seeking seed to Series C financing, this is the place to be.

For more information, please contact Alan Wang +1(647)675-7212 or Jie Lin +1(647)806-6882.
Success Story
Highlights of Previous Years (2017-2019)
Oversea Divisions
Competition Timeline
Eligibility
The Participants (Teams or individuals) should:
1. be those who have innovation achievements and business plans;
2. should possess full ownership of all rights related to the product, the technology and the patent, have no property dispute with any other person, and assume full responsibility caused by any possible infringement;
3. be those who had not won prizes in the former China (Shenzhen) Innovation Competition of International Talents.
Targeting Sectors
• Electronics
• Information Technology
• Advanced Materials & Clean Energy
• Biology & Life Science
• Advanced Manufacturing
Companies with advances in Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and FinTech will be invited to additional pitches.
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$20K in Toronto for top winner in Toronto final
• Extensive Media Coverage in North America and China
• Cash Award of up to C$200K in China for top winner
• Exposure to Chinese VCs wanting to invest in overseas companies
• Introduction to potential business partners, distributors, and manufactures in China
Excellent 2019
Excellent 2019 On April 12th 2019, 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. Due to its growing international stature, this competition has come to be known as the ‘Innovation Olympics’.

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., the environmental plastics microbiology factory, won the runner-up prize.
• Fibos Inc., the ultra-high temperature multi-function sensor, won the third prize.

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.