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What is « Les 24h de l’innovation » ?

Les 24h de l’innovation is a competition that is held twice a year, in spring and autumn. The autumn event is organized by École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées (ESTIA) in France and held in that country only.

The spring competition is organized by École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montreal and is international in scope.

The international competition organized by ÉTS is an event that brings together teams made up of players from all sectors of the community (schools, associations, business, public and para-public institutions, the business community, and others) in an effort to find innovative solutions to challenges submitted by businesses. Teams must present their innovative solution is a video not longer than 2 minutes posted on YouTube.

Solutions entered into the competition are judged by local juries and, later, if selected, by an international jury based in Montreal. Local juries select local winners, and the international in Montreal selects the grand prizewinners from among local winners.

What kinds of challenges are submitted?

All sorts. While the word “innovation” brings to mind state-of-the-art technology Les 24h de l’innovation is not restricted to challenges in science or technology. The competition is open to challenges in all areas of interest to the community, including social, societal, environmental, organizational, artistic, logistical, and other types of challenges.

What can we win?

There are many prizes to be won, including local prizes, prizes by continent, ecoresponsibility prizes, and international prizes. Players also have the opportunity to work on their solutions beyond the competition’s 24-hour window. In addition, players may earn themselves industry internships from participating companies.

Who organizes Les 24h de l’innovation?

The autumn event is organized by École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées (ESTIA) in France.

The spring competition is organized by École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montreal and is international in scope. Les 24h de l’innovation is part of C2MTL’s program. Accordingly, part of the competition is held on site at C2MTL’s location.

Who can take part in Les 24h de l’innovation?

Companies as partners of the event and players as competitors in the event. The competition is open to everyone: citizens, professionals, elementary and high-school students as well as college and university students in all disciplines.

Why should we take part in Les 24h de l’innovation?

We invite you to take part in the event in order to promote research into effective solutions to societal problems and issues. Le 24h de l’innovation fosters crowdsourcing, which is the practice of seeking useful contributions – including services, ideas, and content – from online communities. Crowdsourcing is an effective way of stimulating ideas and creativity.

This competition provides an enriching individual and group experience.

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