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To learn more about the Global Technovation Challenge, please visit

To learn more about Technovation Waterloo, please visit the program information page.


Registration is now open.

To register as a student or mentor in the Technovation Challenge, please register on the Global Technovation Challenge website. Deadline for team registration, including all consent forms, is March 7, 2018.

Waterloo Workshops

  • Ideation Workshop — Sunday, January 14, 2018
    The ideation workshop was held at the University of Waterloo. The workshop introduced the Technovation Challenge and the MIT App Inventor — enough to give a sense of what coding will be like. In the afternoon, an ideation workshop was held to help participants explore their ideas for what their app might be about.
  • MIT App Inventor Workshop — Sunday, February 11, 2018
    The MIT App Inventor workshop will held at the University of Waterloo. In the morning and early afternoon, the workshop will cover several features of the MIT App Inventor. In the mid afternoon, a session on paper prototyping will be held for fast thinking about app design. Also, there will be some one-on-one mentoring of teams and their early thinking about the problem they are working on.
  • UX Workshop — Sunday, March 4, 2018

    In the morning, the senior division teams will have a session on business planning. In the afternoon, all teams will have sessions on planning their pitch videos, user testing of paper prototypes, and some advice on creating nice user interfaces in the MIT App Inventor.

    The UX Workshop is sponsored by SAP. Registration for this workshop is open only to students who are members of registered Technovation teams.

  • Pitch Workshop — Sunday, April 8, 2018
    The Pitch Workshop is sponsored by Shopify. Registration for this workshop is not yet open.

  • Waterloo Regional Pitch Event — Saturday, May 12, 2018
    The Waterloo Regional Pitch Event is sponsored by Google. Registration for this workshop is not yet open.

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Technovation deadlines

  • App Submission Deadline — April 25, 2018
  • World Pitch Summit — July 30 to August 3, 2018