Shift your perspective. Challenge your ideas.

The Ideathon of a Lifetime

PIVOT is an event this upcoming February 2019, where undergraduate students from local universities leverage digital and information technology to solve a community-wide issue that impacts our everyday lives. Throughout the event, students are assembled into teams to collaborate and connect with industry innovation specialists, as they learn how to apply themselves to spark life-changing ideas. Will your team become the next PIVOT 2019 Champions?

An Action-Packed Day

To Foster Collaboration

& Build Connections

PIVOT’s schedule is carefully crafted to provide a wide range of learning opportunities that will assist your team in developing a solution, while also building meaningful connections with industry professionals. Visit our website soon to find out about the exciting sessions we have planned this year for PIVOT participants

Case
Release

PIVOT begins with a jam-packed session for participants to register, form their team, receive the official PIVOT case, and network with industry professionals.

Interactive
Panel Discussion

Each industry panelist will provide their perspective on the intersection of information technology and renewable energy, within the context of the PIVOT case challenge.

Interactive
Workshops

Two interactive workshops led by PIVOT’s sponsor organizations–BCLC and Traction on Demand–will equip you with new tools for ideation and solution generation.

Ideation
Sessions

Ideation Sessions provide a platform to collaborate with your diverse team members, Industry TechMentors, and Workshop Facilitators, as you build your solution to the PIVOT challenge.

Tech
Buffet

During lunch, engage in thought-provoking conversations, mingle with local tech enthusiasts, and interact with the latest technology and gadgetry in AR, VR, and more!

FinalPresentations

Showcase your solution to the PIVOT challenge with a captivating 3-minute presentation to a panel of industry experts, as you strive to become the PIVOT 2018 Champions!

How do I get Involved?

Students

Look out for applications to register for PIVOT 2019 this upcoming January (and don’t forget to tell your friends all about it!) Also, keep checking our website for updates about event sponsors and the exciting structure PIVOT will have to offer this year.

Potential Sponsor

Carefully crafted to provide optimal value to our prospective sponsors, PIVOT provides a wide range of opportunities that includes: TechBuffet booth sponsors, TechMentors, judges, and in-kind contributions. We are incredibly gracious for your interest in sponsoring PIVOT 2019, and would gladly set up a meeting to further discuss such an opportunity. Please contact us at caseit_sp@sfu.ca

Tech Mentor

This is an absolutely amazing opportunity to interact with local undergraduate students and work with them on a path of innovation as they come up with a winning solution. Meet the generation of tomorrow and be their mentor! Ask us how at caseit_sp@sfu.ca.