Monday, April 18, 2016

Deadline comes tonight for 2016 Northwest Innovation Challenge

10,000 dollars in cash prizes are up for grabs for those with an innovative mind, as the Northwest Innovation Challenge looks to close the window on submissions for this years challenge at  midnight tonight.

The third annual event, presented by the Skeena Nass Centre for Innovation in Resource Economics is looking for creative concepts that offer up regional relevance, impact of the innovation, originality and potential for commercialization.

Today's deadline for submissions takes entrants on to the final round of consideration, with the 2016 Northwest Innovation Challenge Event taking place at the Terrace Elks Lodge on May 13th.

Displays will be judged at that time and cash prizes awarded. The event which will be ope to the public will also feature a People's Choice Award.

Prize Distribution for the Innovation Challenge is as follows:

Finalist Awards -- $3,000 in total (250 to each finalist)
ThriveNorth Commercialization Prize -- $2,500
CityWest Regional Relevance Award -- $1,000
Mountain Prize -- $1,200
Tree Prize -- $800
Bio-Product Prize -- $1,000
People's Choice -- $500

More background on the Innovation Challenge can be found here.

Application information and the application form for those looking to submit their concept before tonight's midnight deadline can be examined here.

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