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Youth Innovation Programs

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MindFuel’s Canada Tech Futures

Our goal is to support Canada’s youth in developing a STEM innovation mindset, and their growth & success as future change makers & responsible citizens. Empowered to bring positive change to their communities & the world, they will become Canada’s next generation of diverse STEM workforce, leaders & entrepreneurs, making innovation, ethics & sustainability central to their lives and careers.

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Our Connect2Innovate platform brings together youth, educators, STEM mentors and community members to learn, ideate, collaborate, prototype, and network.

We challenge youth to identify real-world challenges while supporting them in developing innovative solutions using science, emerging technologies and mentorship.

Join the Platform to access:

  • Resources for STEM, project development & design thinking
  • Mentorship & project support
  • Skills building workshops
  • STEM industry experts & entrepreneurs
  • Like-minded youth in Alberta & beyond

MindFuel’s Tech Futures Challenge 2023

Part 1: Project Idea Pitch – Jan 31 – Feb 25, 2023
  • Teams from grades 7-12 or post-secondary from AB, BC or the YT including an adult team contact/advisor
  • Prepare a STEM project pitch related to sustainability challenge
  • Present your pitch & receive feedback from a panel of mentors at the February 11th Project Pitch Event
  • Awards include: Best pitch prizes (Beginner & Advanced): $2,000/team and Runner-up prizes (Beginner & Advanced): $1,500/team.

Part 2: Project Prototype – February 20 – May 13, 2023

  • Take your project idea to the next step!
  • Access seed funding (up to $2,500 per team) & project resources
  • Participate in STEM skills building workshops and mentorship opportunities
  • Present your project prototype and receive feedback from a panel of mentors at the May 28th Project Showcase.
  • Awards include: Top Project Prizes (Beginner & Advanced): $2,000/team and Special prizes at $1,500/team.

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