Nanomaterials Virtual Pitch Contest

July 30, 2021

Nanomaterials Virtual Pitch Contest is an online innovation competition open to small and medium sized companies operating within Ontario, Canada.


Applicants must be Ontario-based start-ups or small or medium enterprises. Entries must be for the use of a nanomaterial to create or to improve a commercial product. This is a virtual pitch contest, each company will be allocated 10 minutes to speak and presenting 10 slides to a panel of judges to determine two winners.


Application Due DateVirtual Pitch Contest DeadlineAnnouncement of the winners
June 30, 2021

July 21, 12pm

(The recorded pitches will be uploaded and shared through cloud (onedrive, dropbox) with awards@nanoontario.ca by Wenesday July 21st, 12 pm)

July 30, 2021


A judging panel will judge the pitches on a scale of 1 to 5 for:

  • Clarity of pitch
  • Size of market
  • Benefit to Ontario
  • Expertise of team
  • Financial model of the business

Plus any other criteria the judging panel may decide.


Two winners receive a $10,000 prize plus a 1-year of access to CMC Microsystem’s Virtual Incubator Environment (VIE) Program for Start-ups in Canada. There are zero conditions as to the use of the prize money. The judging panel will review the winning companies progress in 6 months time and will award a further $10,000 to the company with the most progress.

Applications are now closed

Have a question?

Send an email to awards@nanoontario.ca

About CMC

CMC provides 10,000 researchers and entrepreneurs with the tools and technologies to design, build, and test their ideas. CMC powers research and training in areas of strategic importance to Canada’s digital economy. From sensor technology, to artificial intelligence, CMC keeps Canada on the leading edge of advanced technology. www.cmc.ca 

About NanoOntario

NanoOntario is a not-for-profit corporation representing the interests of academic, industrial, government and financial community members in the development of Nanotechnologies in Ontario. NanoOntario members work together to raise the profile, increase the research, build the investment and drive economic returns from nanotechnology in the province and across Canada. www.nanoontario.ca

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