Welcome to Connect2Innovate

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Youth Innovation Programs

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MindFuel’s Canada Tech Futures Challenge

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 2024

Project Idea Pitch          Jan 17 – Feb 15, 2024
  • Teams from grades 7-12 or post-secondary from AB, BC or the YT including an adult team contact/advisor.
  • Prepare a project pitch video addressing one of the UN’s sustainability goals with biotech.
  • Submit your pitch video & receive feedback from a panel of mentors and judges, as well as seed-funding. Chat with them in-person at our Skills Building Workshop in early March.
  • Awards include: Best pitch prizes, Runner-up prizes and possibly more. Exact prizes and amounts coming soon!


 Project Prototype          February 15 – May 25, 2024

  • Take your project idea to the next step!
  • Participate in STEM skills building workshops and mentorship opportunities
  • Present your project prototype and receive feedback from a panel of mentors at the May Project Showcase.
  • Awards include: Best prototype prizes, Runner-up prizes and possibly more. Exact prizes and amounts coming soon!

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