100% Digital    |    100% human    |   100% pan-canadian

100% Digital

100% Human

100% Pan-canadian

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2020 Teaser
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2020 Teaser
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Cooperathon
in 60 seconds

2019
Recap

2018
Recap

Cooperathon: what and why?

Cooperathon is the largest Open Innovation challenge in Canada. Our mission is to connect citizens, communities, entrepreneurs, researchers, academics & large institutions to develop, together, a socially responsible future.

New to Cooperathon?
Watch these videos to learn more.
Download the Cooperathon 2020 Edition Overview.

+ 15 M


PEOPLE
joined on social media

+ 4,600


PARTICIPANTS
citizens & experts
from all fields

+ 100


PARTNER
ORGANIZATIONS

+ 400


MENTORS &
VOLUNTEERS

+ 390


INSPIRING
STORIES

The 5th edition of Cooperathon reinvents itself in 2020 and becomes 100% digital!

In these turbulent times, we believe that social innovation plays an even more crucial role.

We are proud to announce the Cooperathon Global platform which will support participants on their 2020 digital journey. It will offer collaborative spaces for teams, training programs (full-size MOOC), personal profiles, events like webinars and workshops, and many more features all in one place!

With over $ 100,000 in prizes, one of a kind training and a community that has been growing strong for the last 5 years, Cooperathon is a unique opportunity to transform your ideas into impactful innovations!

All across

Canada

+ $100,000

in prizes

10 socio-economic

challenges

1 goal:

Social Impact

Let the adventure begin!

Transform your ideas into impactful innovations!

More than $100,000 are awaiting the winners!

For this 5th edition of Cooperathon, we have completely revamped the prize structure. In fact, we have doubled the cash amount of the Cooperathon Grand Prize, going from $ 15,000 to $ 30,000, plus accompaniment! In addition, prizes by track are now Organizational Challenges, for which each winning team will be awarded $ 5,000.

New in 2020! Transversal awards: 3 prizes of $ 10,000 each will be awarded to the Best Social-Economic Solution, the Most Responsible Solution Towards The Environment and the Best Tech Solution.

Cooperathon 2020
Grand prize

$ 30,000

+ 8 month
incubation

10
Organizational Challenge
Awards

$ 5,000 ea.

Best
Social-Economic Solution
Award

$ 10,000

Most Responsible
Solution Towards the Environment
Award

$ 10,000

Best
Tech Solution
Award

$ 10,000

$ 30,000

+ 8 month
incubation

$ 5,000 EA.

$ 10,000

$ 10,000

$ 10,000

New for 2020!
The first open & social innovation platform

The Global platform brings together collaborative spaces for Teams, Training Modules, Management of Events and Challenges, Personal Profiles, Gamification Modules and much more!

Beta available Soon

Watch the cooperathon.global video teaser
Collaboration Zones
Forums
Watch the cooperathon.global video teaser
Personal Page
Training Modules

Discover now some features of the Global platform. Watch the videos we have prepared for you.

Let the adventure begin!

Transform your ideas into impactful innovations!

A month of competition
Endless possibilities

An immersive experience over five sprints where participants engage in a month-long marathon (part time) that consists of training and teamwork on Saturdays, as well as specialized workshops during the week, dozens of hours of training hours worth more than $ 5,000

Competition Timeline

  • 2020 EDITION UNVEILING

    MONDAY, MAY 25

    This is a great  opportunity to learn about the upcoming edition of Coopérathon.

  • KICK-OFF & SPRINT 0: UNITE

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

    First sprint: UNITE. The goal is to complete your team by recruiting new members into your community.

     

    KICK-OFF & SPRINT 0: UNITE

  • SPRINT 1: UNDERSTAND

     

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

    Sprint 1: dedicated to deepening your understanding of the problem and starting the ideation phase in order to find the solution that has the most impact.

  • SPRINT 2: DESIGN

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

    Sprint 3: Design stage to build the business model and design sustainable solutions with maximum social impact.

     

    SPRINT 2: DESIGN

  • SPRINT 3 : BUILD

     

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

    Deadline to register for the competition (11:59 PM EST)

    Sprint for shaping solutions through prototype development that demonstrates the viability of your ideas in concrete terms

  • SPRINT 4: CONVINCE

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

    The last sprint! Now is the time to prepare your pitch and submit your project for the semi-finals…

     

    SPRINT 4: CONVINCE

  • PROJECTS SUBMISSION

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th

    You have until 11:59 PM (EST) to submit:

    • • Completed “Prototype Description and Pitch Participation” Form (link available soon)
    • • Pitch video
    • • Pitch Presentation Deck (optional)
  • SEMI-FINALS

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st

    It’s time to convince the Jury with your efforts. You will have little time to get their attention. It’s show time: impress them!

    SEMI-FINALS

  • GRAND FINALE

     

    WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18

    It’s the culmination of one great journey. The tension is palpable. Who will be crowned the winner of the 2020 Cooperathon Grand Prize?

Let the adventure begin!

Transform your ideas into impactful innovations!

A significant experience

While we eagerly await to count you among our alumni of 2020, we invite you to discover the 2019 Alumni Booklet.

Without our partners and sponsors, there would be no Cooperathon .
We are looking for industry leaders who share our passion, values and vision
to make the 2020 edition the most impactful yet.

Have a look at our Cooperathon 2020 Edition Overview.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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Imagined & Produced by

Desjardins

COMPETITION PARTNER

TECH4GOOD PARTNER

Open Innovation PARTNER

CHALLENGE PARTNERS

With the support of

Let the adventure begin!

Transform your ideas into impactful innovations!

Register now for the competition

And let the adventure begin to transform your ideas into impactful innovations!

We connect passion and talent, communities and academics. Together we develop a socially responsible future.

“Cooperathon” is a Trademark of the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec.

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We connect passion and talent, communities and academics. Together we develop a socially responsible future.

“Cooperathon” is a Trademark of the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec.

Cooperathon @ FacebookCooperathon @ InstagramCooperathon @ TwitterCooperathon @ YouTubeCooperathon @ Linkedin