Canadian Innovators/Entrepreneurs: $30,000 USD Prize all-expense paid tuition for 10 week Graduate Studies Program

Debra Chandra | Singularity University Ambassador | Feb 14, 2014

Singularity University1 - Canadian Innovators/Entrepreneurs:  $30,000 USD Prize all-expense paid tuition for 10 week Graduate Studies Program

Guelph, Ontario, February, 11, 2014 - Seeking intellectual and creative ideas utilizing technology to improve lives in Healthcare, Resource Management, Food, Community Development or Education for the first ever Canadian Global Impact Competition.  The formal challenge is: “How can we improve the standard of living — health, education, development, environment and food — of 1 million people, in the next 5 years, in Canada, through the use of technology?”

The prize is admission into the 2014 Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University located at the NASA Ames Center, California (next door to the Google campus).  The application deadline is February 28th, 2014 to be in the finals:   (

The Global Impact Competition (GIC) happens every year in over a dozen countries: this is Canada’s first. “The spirit of the competition is to bring together academics, scientists, and entrepreneurs from across Canada who are ready to transform their big ideas into reality,” said Dr. Adam Little, GIC Canada, Chairman.

“Linkages into the most dynamic ecosystem are important for our next generation to succeed in the global marketplace,” said Debra Chanda, Singularity University, Ambassador, Canada. “10-week experiential learning experience in the Valley gathers 80 of the best and brightest from around the world to collaborate and make their disruptive ideas a business reality.”

Apply now deadline February 28th, 2014.

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About Global Impact Competition:

A global program created by Singularity University (, co-founded by Dr. Ray Kurzweil, Chief Google Architect and Dr. Peter Diamandis to impact the world through Global Impact Competitions. These competitions take place all over the world and applicants compete for the prize of attending the 10 week  GIC with their tuition fully covered by their home nations. The competitions acts as a platform to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers who propose the most innovative project to positively impact one million people in their country or region over the next 3-5 years.


Adam Little           (519) 760 1580