Tech + The City


University of Toronto Mississauga UTM

3359 Mississauga Road N.
Mississauga, Ontario


Register your team by Wednesday Oct 18.

Join us for a day of innovation with hackers, designers, programmers, and citizens who want to help Mississauga build a connected and engaged city. The City of Mississauga has partnered with ICUBE UTMSheridan CollegeRIC CentreSOTI IncOnX, and Cisco to host our 2nd annual Hack event - Tech and the City!

Mississauga is the 6th largest and fastest growing Canadian city and home to over 729,000 multi-cultural residents. The city offers family-oriented sports, leisure & arts facilities with 11 community centres, over 480 parks and a vibrant downtown city centre with major retail, office, entertainment and residential living. Mississauga is a corporate capital with close to 86,000 businesses with key strengths in life sciences, advanced manufacturing, information communications technology and financial services.

In today’s digital age, we are challenged with connecting it all. We need your inspiration, ideas, and talent to build experiences which engage citizens, strengthen community, and improves quality of life within our city!

The Innovation Hack
Within teams of up to 5 individuals, you will conceptualize, design, and present a digital experience which addresses the theme of building a connected and engaged city. Select and design from three individual challenges for a chance to present and win several prizes including sponsored accelerator program enrolment (RIC Centre, ICUBE UTM, SOTI Inc) and one (1) Google Home unit per winning team member!


Teams must select ONE of the following challenges and develop a digital solution to address each problem. Teams must present their solution to a panel of judges (speed pitch) and use the designated presentation template for consideration. Your visual prototype must be shown during your team's presentation to illustrate the solution's UI and/or workflow.

  1. Connecting with the Environment
  2. Create a Business Exchange to support Business to Business (B2B) Connections
  3. Connecting Mississauga Communities

Please visit for additional submission guidelines


9:00AM - 10:00AM: Check-in, Breakfast
10:00AM - 10:30AM: Opening remarks and event guidelines
10:30AM - 2:00PM: Innovation Hack begins
12:00PM: Lunch available
2:00PM - 3:30: Speed-pitch sessions
4:00PM - 5:00PM: Final presentations (top teams selected)
5:00PM - 5:30PM: Deliberations (Judges to select winners, Networking and Refreshments)
5:30PM: Awards ceremony, Closing remarks

Ready to innovate? Simply register and join us for a day of innovation, collaboration, and fun building a connected and engaged city in Mississauga!

How do I enroll?

Click the Register button! You will be prompted to Create or Join an existing team.

Creating a team requires you to provide a team name and register as a team captain. Joining a team requires you to enter a password (created by your team captain). Teams must be a minimum of 2 individuals and a maximum of 5.


Partipants under the age of 18 must bring a completed Parental Consent form on event day. The form may be found by clicking here. The Contest Sponsor's elected officials, and the directors, officers, employees, suppliers, agents, sponsors, contractors, administrators, licensees, or other representatives of the Contest Sponsor, or of its advertising or promotional agencies, or any member of their immediate families or households, are not eligible to enter.

Please visit for full event details, guidelines and rules for the Innovation Hack.

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