Campbell River Tech Competition Awarding $200,000 in Prizes

Calling all innovative entrepreneurs with ideas to solve real-life problems for people and businesses. The City of Campbell River Economic Development and Campbell River Angel Group (CRAG) are launching four NexStream challenges with awards ranging from $45,000-$100,000. The challenges are a marine wildlife monitor, portable renewable energy pod, a bladeless oyster shucker, and “Wildcard”.

“There are many uses for portable sources of power, including logging and fishing camps, in-field video production and off-grid residences. Currently, the majority of these are primarily fossil-fuel based. We believe a strong case can be made for a portable energy pod based primarily on renewable energy sources,” says Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight, supporting businesses developing clean technology solutions.

Individuals, academic institutions and businesses with ideas at all stages of development are encouraged to explore the challenge statements and submit an expression of interest by October 31. Successful contestants will be considered for seed capital investment and CRAG advisory support and mentorship.