Build a solution for your local community. Learn what it takes to make it a reality. Compete for up to $10,000.

Program Timeline: Week of January 10th, 2023 – Week of May 1st, 2023.

Program time: Wednesdays 3-5pm

The Innovation Hub at Carleton University has returned with our Changemaker Challenge.

Open for students from every faculty on campus.

We want to give YOU the opportunity to create a BOLD and INNOVATIVE solution. Apply your academics. This dynamic and experiential learning environment will give you real-life tools and skills to stand in front of the world and prove your ideas are valuable.

This Changemaker Challenge will focus on producing community solutions (for Ontario, Ottawa, or Carleton University Campus) through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We also have an incredible prize purse for pitch competition winners.

Timeline and Student Journey:

Spanning an entire semester, our programming is flexible, caters to you, and earns you a credit. Our Changemaker sessions will run weekly on Wednesday’s from 3pm-5pm. This is your opportunity to learn from field/industry experts in real time.

We have an army of coaches and mentors to help you succeed. And don’t worry – this is not another classroom. These sessions offer some of the most unique and motivating ways to apply your academic learning in real-time

Phase 1 = Personal Development and Communication Skills

Phase 2 = Issue Identification, Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Solutions Scope

Phase 3 = Expert Support Phase and Solution Refinement

Phase 4 = Final Pitch Competition


  • The challenge is open to all Carleton University students.
  • Build a diverse team OR work as an individual. We recommend working in a team or participating with the intention of finding a team.
  • Participants may be asked to submit documents to prove eligibility prior to awarding any prizes (e.g. identity document, proof of residency, student card, etc.).

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 Carleton University’s Innovation Hub