Royal Roads Design Thinking Challenge

RRU Design Thinking Challenge

Timezone: PDT

Virtual event


Royal Roads University has reimagined the standard case competition to focus on innovating solutions to real-world challenges, using design thinking. In a world where leaders must navigate increased complexity, design thinking provides a structured approach for bringing new, yet-unimagined futures into being. 


The challenge will be launched on January 31st, 2022.

You and your team will have 4 weeks to prepare a video response to the preliminary challenge. 

  • Round 1: Feb 20th, 2022
  • Round 2: March 4, 5, 6, and 7th, 2022

This four-day virtual event will run from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Pacific time daily.


  • 1 team coach 
  • 1 assistance coach (optional)
  • Minimum 3 students, up to 5 students maximum

Coaches and assistant coaches are exempt from the registration fees. 


  • First place: CAD$6,000
  • Second place: CAD$3,000
  • Insight award: CAD$1,000

How to register

To secure your spot in the next RRDTC, you must pay the registration fee for a minimum of 3 teammates.

If other students join your team after you have registered, you can register new teammates by paying their registration fees.

Visit the event site to register. 

Event information and registration

Visit the official event page to learn more about the event, past challenges, and how to register.