Let your bright ideas shine: The 2024 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge is on

The 2024 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge has officially launched, and we are calling out to all aspiring visionaries, problem-solvers, and changemakers. This is your chance to showcase your ideas, unleash your creativity, make a difference in the world, and potentially win a cash prize.

The goal of the Student Innovation Challenge is to create an inclusive space for innovation, while encouraging students to turn their bright ideas into prototypes, business plans, or commercial products.

Three categories in the Student Innovation Challenge

The Challenge offers three categories each with three prizes available to win: First Place at $3,000, Second Place at $1,500, and Third Place at $500.


Are you a budding entrepreneur with a vision for the next big thing? This category is your chance to win some money to help grow your innovative product, business, or idea into a viable business venture. Whether you’re developing a groundbreaking product, service, or technology, the Student Innovation Challenge is the perfect platform to help grow your skills and entrepreneurial dreams.

Applied Research

Are you working on a Capstone project, Industry Sponsored Student Project (ISSP) or Directed Studies project? In this category, participants are encouraged to share their applied research projects that address real-world challenges and drive positive change. Whether you’re exploring new technologies, conducting experiments, or analyzing data, the Applied Research category provides a unique opportunity to share your solution to an industry problem.


Do you believe in the power of sustainability to create a better world? This category challenges participants to develop innovative solutions that promote environmental conservation, social equity, and economic prosperity. Whether you’re passionate about renewable energy, waste reduction, or sustainable agriculture, the Sustainability category provides a platform to showcase your ideas for building a more sustainable future.

An easy online application process

To apply, visit the Student Innovation Challenge website, where you’ll find everything, you need to know about the competition, including guidelines, deadlines, and submission requirements. The online application process is straightforward and user-friendly, ensuring that students can easily navigate through each step.

What are you waiting for? Seize the opportunity, unleash your creativity and make your mark on the world. Submit your idea before April 2, 2024 for your chance to win!

Thank you to our sponsors

We want to express our deep gratitude to the generous sponsors who have made the 2024 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge possible. Thank-you to Urban Solutions, courtesy of BCIT Donor Donald Yen, JTS Consulting, Futurpreneur, Odlum Brown, GeoComply and E.B. Horsman & Son for their unwavering support and commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, sustainability and excellence within the BCIT community. Their dedication to empowering students and enabling positive change is truly inspiring, and we are deeply grateful for their contributions.

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