The 26th Project SOY (Sustainable Opportunities for You) Plus Competition took place on March 25, 2022. For 26 years it has been providing students with a chance to channel their innovative thinking into the development and marketing of plant-based products. Originally started in 1996 as Project SOY, participants were asked to put their minds together to innovate soybean-based products. The competition has now grown to include all plant-based products.
University of Guelph students from the diploma, undergraduate or graduate programs worked in groups with a faculty advisor to create scientifically sound new product concepts and marketing plans were presented on March 25th.
All entries were judged by industry representatives and prizes of $2,500, $1,000 and $500 were awarded to first, second and third place contestant winners in three categories: diploma, undergraduate and graduate.
Two groups of students from the BDDC participated in the competition, one at the undergraduate level and another at the graduate level. Our undergraduate students: Susan Debevc, Nicole Harder and Jeffery Lim presented their project which was entitled “A-maize-ing Bio-Blisters!” While our graduate group consisting of: Peter Zytner, Ehsan Pesaranhajiabbas , Aarsha Surendren and Fatemeh Jahangiri brought the “DropDeter: A Biodegradable Alternative for Shock Indicators.” Both of our teams won second place in the respective groups. Congratulations to our students!
To read more about the competition and the list of winners click here.