This session will offer teams support in ideating solutions, addressing the chosen accessibility problem, and refining current ideas. RSVP Here
Date: May 3rd, 2018
Time: 1PM - 2:30PM
Location: HC 1415, SFU Harbour Centre
The Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition aims to inspire students to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues resulting in communities that are more accessible for persons with disabilities.
The objectives of the program are:
Students must present a solution that addresses one of the following accessibility barriers:
Please see the requirements below to see if you're eligible to compete!
This Mentor Meet is specifically for interested IDeA competitors to further work on the competition submission with an experienced mentor. To book your time-slot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: [IDeA2018] - Mentor Meet.
Date: May 4th, 2018
Location: Harbour Centre, by the escalators on the main floor
Date: March 15th, 2018
Time: 12PM - 1PM
Location: SUR 3040 - SFU Surrey
Attend this info session with Brian Carriere, Program Officer for the IDeA competition, to learn how you can compete!
Students must submit their concepts, programs, initiatives or designs in one of five categories addressing an accessibility barrier as outlined in Canadian provincial legislation.
Submissions will be made at IDeA Portal and will include their project in one of the following formats*:
A $2,000 cash prize will be awarded to the first place winner, along with an all-expenses paid trip (for up to 2 team members) to the Canadian Innovative Exchange (CIX) Conference to present their concept, program, initiative or design.
CIX is the ‘must attend’ event for leaders in Canada’s innovative economy. In its 11th year, the CIX attracts 800+ technology industry leaders, corporates, investors and entrepreneurs of innovationfocused start-ups companies from across the country and globally. This national event curates and showcases Canada’s most innovative and promising young companies and provides the tools to network, build new relationships and increase deal flow. CIX is Canada’s largest innovation investment conference.
*IDeA Alumni Network: As a finalist in the IDeA student competition, you will be invited to join the IDeA Alumni Network.
For more information about the competition, please visit https://www.univcan.ca/programs-and-scholarships/innovative-designs-accessibility-competition/