12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Where: North Boardroom, Yukon Research Centre
This info session is for Yukon innovators interested in competing for the 2017 Yukon Innovation Prize. This year's theme is health and wellness. Yukoners can win up to $70,000 for their innovative product or service.
Innovators first compete for one of four $10,000 prizes which is then used to further develop their idea and provide evidence of its technical and economic viability. The four finalists then submit their refined plans to compete for the grand prize of $60,000 in additional funding to bring their innovation towards commercialization.
Suitable projects for the 2017 YIP would include medical devices, remote healthcare, assistive technology, and process innovations. Applicants must address the technical and economic viability of their idea as well as the benefits it can bring to Yukon and its communities.
The Yukon Innovation Prize is a partnership of Cold Climate Innovation (CCI) of the Yukon Research Centre (YRC) and Government of Yukon’s department of Economic Development.
The contest runs from Monday, February 13 to midnight on Sunday, March 12. It is open to any Yukon-based resident or organization. The four finalists will be selected by March 31.