Thinking Outside The Box - Open Retail

The future of retail

Walmart is seeking how they can transform how, why, and where people shop.

Application Deadline
December 6th, 2022
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We’re intentional at Walmart Canada about helping people save money and live better through our commitments to creating opportunity, prioritizing environmental sustainability, and lifting up the communities we serve.

Established in 2021, Blue Labs sits at the edge of Walmart Canada to transform the future of retail. We actively collaborate with Canadian and global innovation ecosystems to incubate disruptive and radical innovation, transforming the future of how, why and where people shop.

If you are interested in creating the retail experience of tomorrow, or want to stay connected with new announcements and events, follow Blue Labs on LinkedIn and Twitter.


At Walmart, we are pushing the envelope of innovation and looking at ways to launch new and disruptive products and services that make a meaningful difference in how we serve our customers and associates.

Do you want to be a part of transforming how, why, and where people shop?

If you have a product, technology, or service that doesn’t fit within the identified themes of our other challenges: Save Time, Save Money, Live Better, or Regeneration. We would still love to hear from you! Connect with us through our Open Innovation Challenge and help shape the future of retail.  

Please review all challenges and only apply to the one most relevant to you.

As a global innovation challenge, Walmart Canada and Blue Labs is open to collaborations with individuals, academia, and organizations of any size and scope.

What's in it for you?

By partnering with Walmart Canada’s new innovation team Blue Labs, you can fundamentally change the retail, e-commerce and omni-channel experience for the better. All while ensuring that customers are at the centre of all that we do.

A successful collaboration could mean anything from partnering in the co-development of an Innovation launch, to providing Walmart Canada and Blue Labs with a technology or service that supports our innovation efforts.

By participating in this Challenge, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to the Terms & Conditions.