The City of Kingston is calling out all Queen’s University, Royal Military College and St. Lawrence students who have a winning innovative solution to a community challenge.
The Mayor’s Innovation Challenge welcomes teams of current and recently graduated students from those post-secondary institutions to submit their proposals for addressing a Kingston challenge.
The winning team will receive a $10,000 implementation budget along with a four-month paid City internship for each team member to implement their idea.
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“We have Canada’s best and brightest young minds here and this is a great way to have them apply their talents to benefit Kingston and launch their careers,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson in a release. “I’m excited to see the fresh, innovative, collaborative ideas they will present.”
Teams of up to four members are invited to submit proposals in one of these three categories:
- Cultivating creative public spaces
- Strengthening municipal service delivery
- Enhancing local attraction for youth
Proposals are due January 22, 2018 and teams with the top six ideas will be invited to a pitch competition on February 9, 2018.
Students can get more information about the Mayor’s Innovative Challenge at workshops scheduled for October 30 and November 8.
Visit CityofKingston.ca/MIC for more eligibility and competition details, as well as to register to attend the workshops. Future news about the Challenge will be posted on social media using the hashtag #MIC18.