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Women in Cleantech Challenge

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$115,000 a year for living and travel expenses for each finalist

$300,000 a year worth of expert advice and support from MaRS Discovery District for each finalist

Up to $250,000 in value for federal labs to work closely with each of the finalists to test their initiative and move it toward commercialization

To continue building their business, a $1 million grand prize will be awarded to the venture that has advanced the most during the Challenge

Challenge details

To apply you must be

  • A woman
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • The main innovator/individual leading the project

Key dates

  • Deadline to apply: July 13, 2018
  • Grand Prize Winner announced: November 30, 2021


  • Six Winners received $115,000 per year for 3 years for living and travel expenses
  • $300,000 in business incubation support, and up to $250,000 for Federal Laboratory research support
  • One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1 million to continue building her business

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