Brilliant Blue Challenge 2024 is happening October 25th and 26th!

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Brilliant Blue 2024

Are you ready to dive back into the blue economy? Brilliant Blue is coming back for the 2024-2025 school year in fall of 2024! For the second year of Brilliant Blue it will use a hybrid event style. Students will be able to present in Yarmouth Nova Scotia, while still allowing for teams that can't make it to present virtually.

We are taking the feedback from last year and working hard to make this years Brilliant Blue challenge even better in the coming months.

Join us October 25 & 26th virtually or in person at the Nova Scotia Community College Burridge Campus in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia!

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Students working on their invention for the 2023 Brilliant Blue challenge

What is Brilliant Blue?

Brilliant Blue is an exhilarating competition that invites you to explore the world of ocean innovation. Seize the opportunity to unleash your innovative ideas, protect our ocean, and propel the blue economy forward. Brilliant Blue is a STEM Education program empowering youth, supporting employers, and fostering economic growth in the blue economy. The 2024 competition will come to a finish with a hybrid event on October 25th and 26th.

Why Blue Economy?

The blue economy is of utmost importance for our planet's well-being. By promoting sustainable use and conservation of ocean resources, it ensures the preservation of marine ecosystems and biodiversity. The blue economy also plays a crucial role in mitigating climate change, as the ocean acts as a carbon sink and contributes to regulating the Earth's climate. Additionally, it provides livelihoods and food security for millions of people worldwide, particularly in coastal communities. By supporting the blue economy, we can protect our planet's health, foster resilience against environmental challenges, and secure a sustainable future for generations to come with the potential to create millions of jobs around the world.


Explore real-world pressing challenges with the Brilliant Blue competition, connect with industry professionals, discover opportunities in the blue economy, and get ready to take your innovative ideas to the next level!

Thank you for your tremendous support of the 2023 Brilliant Blue competition. In total we had 22 teams from 14 countries, including Nigeria, Indonesia, and Senegal.

Here were our 11 winning teams:

  • A clean ocean: Team Royal Robotics
  • A healthy and resilient ocean: Reef Guardians Hungary
  • A productive ocean: Micro Sea Solution
  • A predicted ocean: AQUATECS
  • A safe ocean: iBot
  • An inspiring and engaging ocean: Team TENG
  • An Accessible Ocean: Team PhPals
  • Marine Autonomous Systems Theme Award: Catra -Eels
  • Marine Renewable Energy Theme Award: Team Teal
  • Healthy Marine Life Theme Award: Aqua Current Innovations
  • Ecosystem Excellence Award: Senegal Sea Savers
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Want to learn more? Watch this video to see the judges feedback for each team!

Teams from 2023:

How to Participate?

  1. Create a team consisting of 2-5 students ages 12-18, and 2 advisors, then register!
  2. Choose from our three competition categories:
    • Marine Renewable Energy
    • Teams will conceptualize a power generator that is environmentally friendly

    • Marine Autonomous Systems
    • Teams will create a system that helps explore the depths of the ocean

    • Healthy Marine life
    • Teams will develop a technology that improves the quality of the ocean water

  3. Design a solution and develop a prototype
  4. Compete virtually or in-person in Atlatnic Canada on an international stage and innovate for the oceans in fall 2024
Learn more about how to participate

Thank you 2023 Brilliant Blue Funders

Thank you to Brilliant Blue Challenge funders The National Research Council Of Canada and CanCode; sponsors: Cooke and InnovaSea; our official partners & supporters Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS), Marine Environmental Observation Prediction & Response Network (MEOPAR), Cloud & More; Endorsed by UN Ocean Decade; Media and Public Relations Partner amPR inc.

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Omar Hussein

Brilliant Blue Director

" Together, let's protect our oceans, advance the blue economy, and make a difference! "

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