The Rotman Business Design Club at the University of Toronto in partnership with SMBC Aviation Capital, is excited to invite graduate students to participate in the 2022 Rotman Design Challengeour flagship annual design and innovation case competition.

In little more than two decades, SMBC has been transformed into one of the world’s largest, most vibrant and professional aircraft lessors, with a clear focus on young commercial jet aircraft of the types most popular with our customers.

The competition will consist of

  • $8,500K in total prizes,
  • 3 Exclusive workshops in business design for the participants,
  • And an opportunity for students to connect and network with leaders in the design and innovation space

Team applications will open on January 15th and will close on January 28th.


Please feel free to reach out to us directly or email at for any questions you may have.