Back for its fourth year, TechLife returns bigger and better than ever! Featuring video & tabletop gaming competitions, exhibitors and a chance to really get inside electronic equipment, this attraction will also serve host for the very first Edmonton CNE Innovation Garage Competition.

Edmonton CNE Innovation Garage Competition

Northlands, in conjunction with CNE, are proud to host the first ever Edmonton CNE Innovation Garage Competition – July 21 – 23, 2017. If you are an entrepreneur or inventor and have a cutting edge invention, suitable for one of the below categories, enter now for your chance to win $5,000!

Thank you to all those who applied, application is now closed.

Northlands will be sending the top two finalists to Toronto, Ontario to compete in the CNE National Finals Competition with a grand prize of $25,000!

Edmonton’s CNE Innovation Garage Competition will feature the following Alberta Pitch Competition Categories:
Lifestyle Innovation July 21 This category is a broad overview of any and all innovations that make a mark on everyday life such as automated vehicles and wearable technology.


Social Innovation July 21 This category will explore innovations in education, philanthropy and culture.


Agri-Tech and Food Tech July 22 This category focuses on advancements in the agriculture field, including everything from farm to table.


Virtual/Augmenting Reality Innovation July 22 This category features innovations that utilize virtual or augmented reality.


The winner in each of the above categories will win a $5,000 cash prize and will compete in the Alberta semi-finals on Sunday, July 23.

The two winners of the Alberta semi-finals will be sent to compete in the National Finals in Toronto, Ontario, on August 20 for a chance to win the top prize of $25,000.

For more information and the contest Terms and Conditions, visit CNE’s website. Applicants will have to fill out their form as well as submit a two-minute video.

Hall C

Location: Edmonton EXPO Centre
Hours: Daily noon to 9 p.m.

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