Ontario post-secondary students can win $25,000 for their energy solution

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is now accepting applications to the David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge, which awards $25,000 to the winner. 

About the Challenge:

Honouring past OCE Board Chair David McFadden, the David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge invites university and college students from across Ontario's academic institutions to address challenges facing the energy sector. Prize money is intended to assist in advancing the business concept. 

This Year's Theme, "Conservation as a tool to meeting the world's energy challenges": 

Energy conservation and demand management (CDM) can play a key part in assisting the world to use energy responsibly and to achieve desired environmental and climate change objectives. The challenge is to develop an easily used and cost-effective CDM system or technology which can be used by a broad spectrum of consumers in Canada or around the world.

How to Apply:

To enter, applicants must complete and submit the entry form and a three-minute pitch video no later than March 18, 2016. Videos will not be eligible for the award without the submission of a completed form. The entry form can be downloaded on OCE's website. 

The Challenge is open to students from all faculties of publicly funded Ontario colleges, universities, and hospitals. We encourage you to share this opportunity with students in your network. 

For full details on the David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge, visit OCE's website. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Gardner, Program Manager, at holly.gardner@oce-ontario.org.