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FIRST LEGO League – Ontario Innovation Celebration

February 25 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


FIRST Robotics Canada, in partnership with ventureLABIBM, and Seneca, and sponsored by Markham, York Region, Markham Small Business CentreRichmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre, York Small Business Enterprise Centre, and Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre, is hosting the 3rd annual Ontario Innovation Celebration. The focus of this event will be to bring 18 of the most innovative solutions to this year’s Hydro Dynamics theme together in one location, to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.  The judges will then select the three (3) most innovative solutions to represent Ontario in the Global Innovation Award competition, the winner of which will receive $20,000 to make their innovation a reality!


Workshop #1: Customer Discovery

Date: Tuesday, January 30th, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5813694507016125954

Webinar recording can be found here.


Workshop #2: Value Proposition

Date: Thursday, February 1st, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7425500488010256898

Webinar recording can be found here.


Workshop #3: Story Telling

Date: Tuesday, February 6th, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4424828802204930306

Webinar recording can be found here.


Leading up to our Ontario event, teams will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching from industry experts in innovation, will be trained in how to make a professional sales pitch, and then will share their ideas in their official pitch to the judges.

Teams for the event will be selected for this event from three sources:

  • 7 teams from the East Ontario Championships, ranked by the judges in the Innovation portion of the project rubric
  • 7 teams from the West Ontario Championships, ranked by the judges in the Innovation portion of the project rubric
  • 4 teams (representing “wild cards”) from the FLL Qualifying system.  These 4 teams will be selected after being nominated by their qualifying tournament judges, submitting the form below, and being selected by a panel of judges to be one of the four “wild card” spots for the event on February 24th.



Teams will be invited by e-mail to register.


8 The Seneca Way, Markham, ON, L3R 5Y1



This experience will be slightly different than a typical FIRST LEGO League event.  We have prepared the following Presentation Guidelines for you to help you prepare/augment/adjust your FIRST LEGO League Project skit as needed. Remember, the rubric will be driving the assessment of your team so focus on those areas.



Source Team # Team Name
East Provincials 458 The WALKING LEAD
East Provincials 1948 Comet Warriors
East Provincials 26746 MacMillan Firestorms
East Provincials 26747 Team Poseidon
East Provincials 30939 Talos
East Provincials 30993 Stembotics
East Provincials 32460 Komet
West Provincials 192 Royal Thunder Robotics
West Provincials 341 AgriFlow
West Provincials 347 Cool It!
West Provincials 3436 The Hydro HAULks
West Provincials 23981 Wave Riders
West Provincials 26487 Rain Regents
West Provincials 34131 Hawkbots
Wildcard 1274 Goupibots
Wildcard 11410 Robotics Elite Designers
Wildcard 23798 B Cubed
Wildcard 35760 Team QWERTY Bayview Glen

Please see our FAQ page to see the answers to some of the common questions around this event.



January 12: Deadline for “wild card teams” to submit their online form for consideration

January 13: East Provincial Championships (7 teams selected to attend the OIC)

January 26: Wild Card teams notified of acceptance to the Ontario Innovation Celebration event (4 teams selected for OIC)

January 28: West Provincial Championships (7 teams selected to attend the OIC)

January 30: Training webinar: Customer Discovery (Register here)

February 1: Training webinar: Value Proposition (Register here)

February 6: Training webinar: Storytelling (Register here)


February 25th:  Ontario Innovation Celebration





February 25
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


FIRST Robotics Canada


Seneca College, Markham Campus
8 The Seneca Way
Markham, ON L3R 5Y1 Canada
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