September 14-15, 2019

Toronto, Boston, London, Sydney

A case competition for problem solvers, innovators, designers and developers in the building construction, structural engineering and architecture sectors.

Join us September 14 – 15, 2019 to test your talent and compete for cash prizes of up to $3,000 USD.

Oxford Properties is a global real estate owner, investor, developer and property management company. As a group passionate about innovation in construction, architecture and building design, they are inviting 500 of the best minds to gather in 4 cities around the world to develop solutions for some of the most pressing challenges in the sector today.

The global construction industry is projected to exceed $15.5 trillion by 2030. With that massive scale comes a massive opportunity to innovate, and Oxford Properties challenges you to help transform the way we plan, design and construct buildings.

How can you challenge the status quo, innovate and optimize the design, documentation, or construction phases of the building development process?


Registration & Breakfast

Opening Remarks & Challenge Kickoff






Venue Closes

Venue Open & Breakfast



Expo Setup

Expo Judging

Top 5 Pitches

Judges Deliberation

Awards & Celebrations

Event Ends

$20,000 in prizes to be won!


There are two judging phases to ensure the best solutions rise to the top. In both phases, participants will have five (5) minutes to pitch and a three-minute Q&A with judges. Both phases will be evaluated using the same judging criteria.


The expo is the first round of judging for the teams. The expo will mimic a science fair where teams present their solutions simultaneously to a number of judges. All teams will have five minutes to pitch their solution and three minutes for Q&A with the judges. Three different judges will see each team and evaluate their pitch using a set judging criteria.


The top five teams from the expo will move on to a Dragon’s Den-style finale. The top five teams will be called up from the crowd live, to present on stage to a roundtable of judges who will decide on first, second, and third place. The winning teams will be awarded prizes of $3,000 USD, $1,500 USD and $500 USD respectively.

Judging Criteria

  • Desirability – How impactful will the solution be to end-users? What proof points are available to demonstrate that the solution is meaningful for users?
  • Feasibility – How feasible is the solution in the context of the built environment, considering existing and future infrastructure and processes?
  • Viability – To what extent is the solution a viable option for the challenge?
  • Pitch – How well does the team articulate the challenge and solution they are proposing? Is the innovation clearly described and easy to understand?


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