The Canada Confederation of Shenzhen Associations (CCSA) and the Sino-Canada International Innovation Centre (Sci Innovation Centre) have announced the launch of The Second China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition, Toronto Division, on March 24, 2018. Initiated by the Municipality of Shenzhen, the international competition is sponsored globally by local governments in Toronto, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Boston, Tel Aviv, London, Stockholm, and Berlin. The divisional competition in Toronto offers prize awards totalling C$2.09 million. A venture capital pool of C$4 billion has been set up by 34 investment institutions for all the nine global divisions. The 2018 Sci Innovation Competition in Toronto will feature 20 finalists from Canada who will pitch ideas to a panel of high-profile judges and First, Second, and Third place prizes will be awarded. Ten of them will be qualified for the final Second China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition in Shenzhen in April 2018. This year, the Sci Innovation Competition is partnering with Toronto-based MaRS Discovery District, one of the world's largest urban innovation hubs supporting innovators and entrepreneurs, which will host the competition at its downtown Toronto facility. Click here for more information or to register for the competition.