2020 Innovation Challenge
*NOTE: This event has been postponed until further notice as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19.
Updates will be provided as they become available.
Road safety of pedestrians is of great importance to city transportation officials. The City of Ottawa recently approved the 2020-2024 Road Safety Action Plan, which is an integrated, comprehensive and proactive strategy for making roads safer for all users.
The Ottawa PEO Innovation team is hosting the fourth challenge to engineers and engineering students in Ottawa to develop new innovative technologies or concepts to address pedestrian safety at road intersections from transportation (trucks, buses, cars and motorcycles). The selected innovators will present to an expert panel of judges and scored on both the details of their technical and business proposal. Monetary awards will be made to the first, second and third place winners.
We look forward to you joining us for this tremendous event.
Tapan Das, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC
Director, Ottawa PEO Innovation/Entrepreneurship Program
2020 Student Papers Night
*NOTE: This event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19.
Not only is the Annual Student Papers Night is a friendly competition held between the Engineering undergraduates from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, it is an occasion where we can experience how today’s students find innovative solutions to both old and new engineering challenges using leading-edge technology. Two groups of students from each university present technical papers on subjects of their own choice, which are adjudicated by three judges. Last year, more than $2,000 of prize money was awarded to the competing teams.
The Student Papers Night has grown into a significant tradition in the Ottawa engineering community. The evening shows engineers what is going on in our universities and allows for interaction between the profession and students. There is always lots of networking and of course the ever-popular door prizes!
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