The new Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design will be awarded this year to upper year engineering projects.
Fifteen outstanding design projects, shortlisted from all engineering departments during the 2014 Capstone Design Symposia, will be chosen to compete for funding, based on the degree of project innovation and the merit of their business model. The finalists will be announced on March 28.
Following a pitch competition, a minimum of six team awards will be presented on April 4. The awards range from $5,000 to $10,000 each, for a total of $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 event takes place April 4 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Engineering 5's Sedra Student Design Centre. The Sedra People’s Choice Award for the Best Capstone Design as voted by students will also be presented on April 4. For further information, contact Conrad@uwaterloo.ca.