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Named Canada’s Best Trade Show 2010 and 2011, Discovery brings together the best and brightest minds in industry, academia, the investment community and government to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in Ontario.

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Full Student Competition Agenda

Connections Competition

Ontario's best student researchers showcase their final-year college and university Connections projects to a panel of esteemed judges at OCE's Discovery conference. Connections participants are eligible to win one of three $2,000 cash prizes for best university, college or Ontario Power Authority (OPA) energy conservation project.

Experiential Learning Competition

OCE's Experiential Learning Program (ELP) supports Ontario postsecondary institutions to manage and grow established project- and experience-based programs for young entrepreneurs to accelerate and further enhance the quality of new ventures and industry collaborations arising from Ontario academic institutions. 

Video Competition

Picture yourself a winner! Attention young innovators: It's your chance to broadcast your new technology, innovation or start-up idea to the movers and shakers of the science and technology industry, attracting invaluable advice on how to turn your concept into a reality.

Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch

This year, Discovery hosts a competition targeted towards Ontario’s high school aged innovators. Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch is an entrepreneurship competition for Ontario high school students presented by the Ministry of Economic Development Trade and Employment and its partners.

Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) Student Competition

The Council of Ontario Universities, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, is pleased to present the second annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition, seeking innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related barriers.