ONTARIO POWER GENERATION ANNOUNCES 2018 Ignite Competition for $25K Seed Funding Award

For the second straight year OPG has partnered with the Spark Centre – an innovation center – to host a pitch competition. The competition features the unique opportunity to collaborate with OPG and potentially win $25,000 of seed funding!

IRI 2018 Ignite Challenge:

Optimize the Health and Performance of Canada’s Power Generation Systems

Inspection & Reactor Innovation (IRI) at OPG is focused on ensuring optimal health and lifetime value of Canada’s reactor fleet, as well as performing inspection and maintenance services to energy systems across all sources and markets.  For this year’s Ignite, we are looking for solutions to the following challenges:

  • Reactor Face Safety
  • Fuel Channel Ultrasonic Inspections
  • Fuel Channel Inspections Data Handling/Processing
  • Foreign Material Detection on Tools
  • Automated Analysis of Visual Inspections on the Cloud
  • Electro Magnetic Interference and UAVs
  • Autonomous Cleaning of Underwater Structures
  • Water Sealing Materials

If you are interested in applying or simply want to learn more about the competition, please reach out to [email protected]    I’m more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

An Ignite 2018 Info Session will be hosted by OPG on September 10th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Darlington Site. More information can be found in the link  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/opg-ignite-2018-info-session-tickets-49494438197 

Applications for the competition open Monday, August 27 and more information is available on the Ignite website.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Bageerathan Logeswaran