The 2017 Canadian Global Impact Challenge will aim to address the question:

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF LIVING FOR ONE MILLION CANADIANS WITHIN THE NEXT THREE TO FIVE YEARS THROUGH THE INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY?

WHAT ARE THE GLOBAL IMPACT CHALLENGES?

The Global Impact Challenges (GIC) are annual challenges held in partnership with sponsor organizations worldwide and organized by geography and theme. These challenges act as a platform to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers with the most innovative ideas for positively impacting millions of lives locally and globally within the next three to five years. The winner of each challenge is invited to attend the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University free of charge or receive reduced fees. The program accepts a maximum of 80 attendees each year through a highly competitive, global intake. The winner of the Global Impact Challenge receives reserved admission.

THE GLOBAL IMPACT CHALLENGE IN CANADA

Canada has a celebrated history of world-changing innovations in medicine, technology, transportation and food. We have the talent, the drive, the dedication and the opportunity to succeed. Canada is recognized as a global leader in education, international development and engineering.

Our creativity and resourcefulness define us. Innovation is a Canadian value. It’s in our nature – Canada will rise to the challenge to showcase our innovative leadership to complete globally, improve the lives of all Canadians and provide solutions to the world.

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE CHALLENGE?

This challenge strives to celebrate and promote change agents and their high impact ideas, aligning them as thought leaders for innovation, exponential change and positive social change, and open national and local conversations about innovations in Canada. The Canadian Global Impact Challenge is a chance to share great ideas on how to help improve the standard of living for Canadians through the use of technology.

JOIN OUR EXPONENTIAL TEAM!

Want to participate in the planning of the 2017 GIC? Learn more about our committees, or contact Irene Sterian, Executive Director, ReMAP at isterian@celestica.com for more information.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PARTNERING FOR THE 2017 CANADIAN GLOBAL IMPACT CHALLENGE?

Download the partner package or contact Irene Sterian, Executive Director, ReMAP at isterian@celestica.com for opportunities.

 

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WHAT IS SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY?

Singularity University’s mission is to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. The campus itself is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, around innovative organizations such as Google and NASA. Its founding offering is the Graduate Studies Program,  which brings together 80 students from all over the world, for a 10-week immersive program. At Singularity University, participants form strong bonds of friendship with fellow innovators and entrepreneurs from around the  world,  and gain critical skills to enable thinking exponentially.