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Attention young innovators! The Science Fair Foundation BC is here to help you refine your innovative ideas and showcase your solutions to industry, academia and investors as a part of the Youth Innovation Showcase. If you’re a young innovator from the province of BC or the Yukon and are between the ages of 12 to 24, we want to hear from you!

Youth from all areas of BC and the Yukon are invited to take part in monthly virtual mentorship workshops, founder talks and site tours. We’ve brought together experts from different innovative industries to answer your questions and help you succeed! Over the course of the year, you can refine your ideas, products and pitches and submit them as a part of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase for a chance to win one of three $5,000 awards! 

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About YIS

Going into its third year, the Youth Innovation Showcase was born out of the desire to create a platform to showcase the innovative ideas and solutions from youth + young adults between the ages of 12- 24 from across the province + Yukon.

During 2020, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the program quickly adapted to a virtual format and added regular workshops, fireside chats and panel discussions from industry leaders and educators to immerse youth in everything from ideation to coding, AR/VR and beyond.

Innovators interested in competing are asked to submit a 45-second selfie video outlining: who they are, where they are from, their age and a brief summary highlighting their latest and greatest innovation. Submissions will be adjudicated by industry and academic experts, where the finalists in each age category will be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges during our live broadcast virtual competition on June 10, 2021.

In the lead up to the competition, the 2021 program will consist of live monthly workshops and speaker sessions with the additional inclusions of previously recorded workshop sessions for youth to access. These workshops and programming are available for all youth in BC + Yukon who are curious about science, tech and innovation, regardless of their intention to submit an innovation to the competition. Our goal with YIS is to breakdown barriers and inspire youth by opening the doors for exploration of education and career opportunities.

Resources

Tips and tricks from past participants, how to come up with an idea and how to prepare for your pitch!

Upcoming Events

Sign-up for online workshops and events with technology industry leaders across BC & the Yukon!
 
 

2021 Competition

Find out important dates and details about the 2021 competition!

How to Get Involved

Partner with us to help make #YIS2021 a success!

Media

View our 2020 YIS Promo and Pitches and Press Releases!

Contact Us

Have Questions or Want to Get Invovled? Send us an e-mail at info@youthinnovation.ca, or sign up for our newsletter. We'd love to connect.