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2023 Innovation Challenge

The innovation challenge is a cornerstone of the TYSIC. The subject is different each year, but the outline for the 2023 event was as follows:

While other industries across the world have seen high levels of innovation in past years, there has one that has seen relatively none even with advances in technology. That is the education system. Students continue to learn in a fashion that has been used for over 150 years. This has continually caused depression, anxiety, and a feeling as though not being prepared for the real world once students have left school.  


In order to promote sustainable growth, the United Nations has created 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be completed by 2030. Considering the quality of our current education systems, SDG 4 is of particular interest. SDG 4 focuses on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.


Your goal for this innovation challenge will be to create a product or service that makes the education system better and more accessible for people around the world. In the end, you will present your proposal in a 5 minute presentation to judges. After which a winner will be chosen by the judges and a prize will be awarded. Good luck and remember that your creativity is the only limit!



(for reference)


The education system has seen relatively little innovation in terms of style from the beginning of education in addition to many complaining about students not being ready for the real world once they have graduated. Design a product to increase the quality of education within Canada and leave students more prepared for when they graduate.



Making Education more equitable and equal for all students using technology


How do we make education better in general


Breaking the status quo


Implementation/integration of STEM concepts

Any Innovation Challenge inquiries can be directed via email 

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