CURRENT MaRS COMPETITIONS

MaRS and CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge

Created by MaRS and CIBC, the Inclusive Design Challenge aims to identify and overcome the most pressing employment barriers faced by persons with disabilities. Run through a series of crowdsourced competitions, the challenge invites members of the disability and innovation communities to propose and develop solutions to these barriers. The first innovation challenge in this series seeks solutions to support accessible career entry for persons with disabilities.

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Lung Cancer Innovation Challenge

Asking Ontario-based innovators to identify, implement and scale solutions that can reduce the length of time between diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer patients, and enable improved treatment outcomes, especially for priority patient groups, such as rural and lower socioeconomic populations in Ontario. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $100,000, while the runner-up will receive $50,000.

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Spinal Cord Rehab Innovation Challenge

Winners of this challenge have been announced! These organizations impressed the judges with tools to measure rehabilitation activities and their impact on function in individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI). The grand prize winner, The Kite Research Institute, was awarded $100,000, with two additional submissions receiving $50,000.

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