Queen's International Innovation Challenge

An international opportunity for students to utilize data and analytics to develop solutions to one of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Up for the challenge? Please complete the form below

Big Data. Big Change.

The Queen’s International Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for post-secondary students currently registered in an academic program to learn how to make decisions in this era of big data and digital transformation.

Learn about food security and what it means to your own community. Develop an aptitude for corporate and social responsibility while using your unique skill with data analysis to researching a specific problem and discover alternative, groundbreaking solutions.

Learn more about the challenge

“In a world of plenty, no one, not a single person, should go hungry. But almost 1 billion still do not have enough to eat.”

Ban Ki-moon,
United Nations Secretary-General

Competition Details

  • All team members must be enrolled in an academic program throughout the entire challenge
  • Submissions must be in English
  • Launch Event: October 6, 2017
  • Submission Deadline:
    October 27, 2017 at 11pm EDT
  • Recorded 10 minute video presentation
  • Slide deck
  • Supporting documentation including references and data sources

The top 5 teams will be invited to the finale in Toronto on November 24. Team travel bursaries are available for teams outside of Ontario.

  • 1st: $20,000 CDN
  • 2nd: $10,000 CDN
  • 3rd: $5,000 CDN
  • 4th: $3,000 CDN
  • 5th: $2,000 CDN

Create your team

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Sponsorship Opportunities


  • One judge at finale
  • Logo prominently displayed on the competition website
  • Full page advertisement in the program
  • Opportunity to distribute swag to the student participants
  • 10 tickets to the opening on October 4, 2017
  • HR attendance (10 tickets) at finale
  • Resume book of registered competitors
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