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CME and NRC-IRAP announce Canada’s most Innovative New Technology winners and finalists


December 30, 2010
By Alyssa Dalton

On December 7, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) announced the winners and finalists of the 2010 Regional Innovation Awards for new technology.

“On behalf of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and NRC-IRAP, we congratulate all winners and finalists on their achievements and successes realized by developing and implementing innovative new technologies into their products and processes,” said Diane de Jong, executive director of Innovation Insights, a joint program which aims to enhance the innovative and productive capabilities of the Canadian industry. “Turning innovative ideas into action will set our nation apart on the world stage. Through inspiration and innovation, these companies have challenged the status quo and succeeded.”

The regional awards recognize small and medium-sized enterprises across Canada for innovative excellence in the development and application of innovative new technologies. 

Below are the winners and finalists in the five geographic regions:

Atlantic/Nunavut
Winner: SHIFT Energy Inc., Saint John, NB
Finalist: Flakeboard Company Limited, St. Stephen, NB 
Finalist: Marport Canada Inc., St. John’s, NL

Quebec
Winner: Medicago, Quebec CityFinalist: Axium Inc., Montreal
Finalist: Manufacturier Minier CMAC-Thyssen Inc., Val d’Or
Finalist: Marquez Transtech, Montreal

Ontario
Winner: Cavet Technologies Inc., Toronto
Finalist: A.O Smith WPC Canada, Fergus
Finalist: Chinook Mobile Heating & Deicing Corporation, Smiths Falls

Western Canada
Winner: Boreal Laser Inc., Spruce Grove, AB
Finalist: Ground Effects Environmental Services Inc., Regina, SK
Finalist: Westward Industries, St. Francois Xavier, MB

BC/Yukon
Winner: Corvus Energy Ltd., Richmond
Finalist: Energy Aware Technology Inc., Vancouver
Finalist: Star Solutions International, Richmond

CME represents more than 10,000 companies in the manufacturing, global business and service-related industries nationwide. Click here for more information on the association.