Future of Energy

The energy sector continues to be under considerable pressure to change and new technology and processes are a crucial part of that change. While new developments continue to revolutionize the way the energy industry operates, they also present many complex challenges.

Participate in the Energy Future Challenge and tackle the critical challenges facing the energy industry today and be part of crucial innovation – identifying the best solutions and making a difference in the energy industry.

Future of Energy

The energy sector continues to be under considerable pressure to change and new technology and processes are a crucial part of that change. While new developments continue to revolutionize the way the energy industry operates, they also present many complex challenges.

Participate in the Energy Future Challenge and tackle the critical challenges facing the energy industry today and be part of crucial innovation – identifying the best solutions and making a difference in the energy industry.

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Why Get Involved

Disruptive technologies have the potential to change every aspect of industry and present critical new opportunities. These changes also impact the skills employers want and need. This Challenge works to not only open up new opportunities for organizations of every size, but for students and graduates as well.

Innovators

Awesome prizes & incentives to take your idea to market

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Build your portfolio & discover digital career pathways

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Create social impact

Problem Solvers

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Empower students to become innovative problem solvers

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Create remote work-integrated learning experience

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Connect with bright new talent

Assessment Process

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Step 1

Initial Assessment & Semi-Final Selection

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Step 2

Selection of Finalists

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Step 3

Selection of Winners

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Step 4

Competition winners carry out idea

Prize Pool

Prize announcements pending; stay tuned!

Explore Industry Future Challenge Verticals

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Cybersecurity

Organizations within the energy industry face persistent threats and ransomware

  • In 2018, the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre handled 1594 incidents with critical infrastructure organizations.
  • Power grids are quickly becoming digital jungles with plenty of vulnerabilities.
  • Cybersecurity is needed to detect threats before they can become a crisis.
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Smart Cities

Smart cities can be designed to consume less energy, even while supporting large populations

  • By 2060, it is estimated that 60% of people will live in cities
  • Population dense cities can consume up to 2/3s of global energy production
  • It is essential to integrate renewable energy to reduce a cities impact on the environment
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AI/ML

The Energy Industry is on its way to being changed by AI

  • AI can be used to create better efficiency in energy storage – adding greater resilience.
  • AI allows for every second of data to be captured including weather, consumption, and even energy loss.
  • AI can be used to generate forecasts for both energy production and demand.

Build the Future, Today

Our goal is to create meaningful exchanges between public and private sector organizations. Interested in being part of the conversation? Get involved by joining a Challenge or be part of the change by supporting the initiative as a sponsor.

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