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2020 Mayor's Innovation Challenge Pitch Competition

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Council Chambers, Kingston City Hall

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Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

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You’re invited to the 2020 Mayor’s Innovation Challenge Pitch Competition!

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You’re invited to the 2020 Mayor’s Innovation Challenge Pitch Competition!

As part of the Mayor's Innovation Challenge, teams of students from Kingston's major post-secondary institutions have been working to develop innovative solutions to address identified challenges faced by the City of Kingston.

The top submissions, selected by the Mayor and senior staff, have been invited to present their proposals at the Mayor's Innovation Challenge Pitch event on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The pitch competition will run from 9:30am until 2pm with coffee and lunch provided.

This year’s competition will include two separate challenge streams, each with an incredible prize:

Dunin-Deshpande Smart Kingston Stream

  • Smart Kingston Challenge

Public Sector Innovation Stream

  • Demonstrating Leadership on Climate Action
  • Removing Barriers and Improving Accessibility
  • Enhancing Food Security and Sustainability

The winners of the Dunin-Deshpande Smart Kingston Stream will be admitted to a 4-month incubator program with the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre. They will also be granted up to $4000 seed capital to build a venture around their idea, along with full participation in the Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QICSI 2020) program and the opportunity to pitch again in August for a grand prize of $30,000 to accelerate their innovation.

The Public Sector Innovation Stream winners will receive a four-month paid internship with a department within the City of Kingston. The winning team will be awarded an operating budget of $10,000 to implement their idea and gain access to a full slate of resources and mentorship from City staff. The winning team will also be exposed to a variety of other projects underway at the City, and will have the opportunity to build skills and gain invaluable government experience.

Find out more about the Mayor's Innovation Challenge and individual challenge streams at CityofKingston.ca/MIC

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