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UM Invent for the Planet

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Smartpark Research & Technology Park - Innovation Hub

100 Innovation Drive

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Winnipeg, MB R3T 6A8

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Invent for the Planet is a 48-Hour international idea and design competition focused on solving world sustainability problems

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Invent for the Planet, a sustainability focused 48-Hour international idea and design competition, is open to all students (undergraduate and graduate) from all faculties and post-secondary institutions across Manitoba. Interdisciplinary student teams of 4-6, are tasked with solving issues in areas such as waste management, food security, environment, education, digital technology, agriculture, and medicine/medical systems and delivery.

The local event at UM is part of an international competition where post-secondary students from all over the world simultaneously develop solutions, pitches, and prototypes to be judged by a panel of experts. The winner of the UM competition will have the opportunity to present their idea to Texas A & M University judges on behalf of the University. Prizes are up for grabs for the top three teams of the local competition:

  • First place: $1000 cash + North Forge Technology Exchange mentorship to make your idea / design come to life
  • Second place: $750 cash
  • Third place: $500 cash

Throughout the weekend, there will be opportunities to sketch out ideas, come up with designs and create physical prototypes with equipment such as modelling clay and 3D printers. On the final day of the competition (February 16), teams will highlight their idea to a panel of industry expert judges. The winning UM team will present their idea to Texas A & M University.

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Smartpark Research & Technology Park - Innovation Hub

100 Innovation Drive

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Winnipeg, MB R3T 6A8

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