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A global annual competition to explore groundbreaking technologies to sustainably advance the blue economy.


Registeration for this challenge has closed! Get ready for the challenge to wrap up on December 16th 2023

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What is Brilliant Blue?

Brilliant Blue, is an exhilarating virtual 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 Canadian blue economy. Join us for the inaugural competition on December 16th, 2023!

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 inaugural 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 support

With funding from

Federal government of Canada logo
Province of New Brunswick logo
Province of Newfoundland and Labrador logo
Province of Nova Scotia logo

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 on an international stage and innovate for the oceans on December 16th
Learn more about how to participate
Youth working with pieces of marine technology.

The BRILLIANT BLUE challenge is endorsed by

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Picture of Omar Hussein, the Brilliant Blue Director at Brilliant Labs

Omar Hussein

Brilliant Blue Director

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

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Thinking globally, and acting locally in Atlantic Canada

Brilliant Labs is fully committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global initiative to end poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change by 2030.

We empower youth to learn and make an impact by engaging them with these issues in their schools and communities.

Our Commitment

We are here to help teachers, youth, and communities innovate and develop a sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurial spirit.

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