2016 Esch Pitch Competition

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

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Fifteen outstanding design projects, short-listed from over 40 applicants representing all engineering departments, will be chosen to compete for $60,000 in funding. The Esch Awards support creative and entrepreneurial students in the pursuit of research and development and its commercialization for the benefit of Canada.

The Sedra People's Choice Award

Come out and vote for your favourite team! The winner of the Sedra People's Choice Award will receive an additional $3,000 in funding. 

Event Partners

The Esch Foundation                                                                       Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre

About The Esch Foundation and Norman Esch

The Esch Foundation was established in November 2004 by Norman Esch to support the development of students receiving training in the interdisciplinary applications of engineering sciences.  After serving with the navy during the Second World War, Esch became  involved with lithography.  In 1950, he invested his total savings of $5,000 and started his own company.  The founder of Graphic Litho-Plate, the owner of Roto-tone Gravure and many other related companies, he was a highly-regarded business leader and a driving force behind the printing industry in Toronto. Esch died on August 25, 2010 at Sunnybrook Hospital at the age of 92.