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Arthritis Ideator Awards

Arthritis Ideator Awards

Putting innovative ideas into action

Call for applications
Deadline: December 21, 2022

The Arthritis Ideator AwardsTM are an integral part of Arthritis Society Canada’s bold innovation strategy. We are committed to uncovering and partnering with bright entrepreneurial talent as they invent and tailor practical solutions that could transform the lives of people living with arthritis.

We invite ideators, entrepreneurs and start-ups across Canada to submit innovative ideas for this year’s competition that will help us fight the fire of arthritis.

Ideas and innovations might include, for example:

  • assistive devices for aiding mobility or making the activities of daily living easier for people with arthritis

  • technology that can help manage the disease better

  • an application that helps people monitor symptoms

Our expert panels will select eight finalists from among the applications to present their innovative ideas to a five-person panel of judges comprised of one Arthritis Society Canada representative and four VIP representatives. 

The top three projects selected by the panel at our Arthritis Ideation AwardsTM will each receive a $50,000 prize. A People’s Choice Award of $50,000 will also be selected from among the remaining finalists. 

Learn about the inaugural Arthritis Ideator AwardsTM event and award winners from April 2022.

Key Dates

December 21, 2022 – Submissions close 
March 3, 2023 – 8 finalists announced
April 10, 2023 – People’s Choice Award voting begins
April 20, 2023 – Arthritis Ideator AwardsTM

Learn about the application process and selection criteria.