Innovation Makes Sense

 Event details coming soon

What is Innovation Makes Sense?

Since 2013, Innovation Makes Sense (IMS) has honoured the University of Alberta researchers, their groundbreaking technologies and the commercialization community that has helped bring their innovations from out of the lab and into the world.

Hosted by TEC Edmonton (the commercialization agent for the U of A), IMS features an awards ceremony that presents awards to those researchers who successfully received a patent for their technology that year, and who successfully created a spin-off company from the university.

The event showcases some of the U of A’s best and brightest innovators, and their achievements that are poised to improve our quality of life and build a strong economic future for Alberta.

2015 Patent Award Recipients

2015 Spin-off Achievement Award Recipients

  • Dr. Burim Ametaj (Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences)
  • Dr. Tayfun Babadagli (Engineering)
  • Dr. Carol E. Cass (Medicine & Dentistry) and Dr. James D. Young (Medicine & Dentistry)
  • Dr. Jonathan J. Dennis (Science) and Dr. Warren H. Finlay (Engineering)
  • Dr. Michael Doschak (Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Dr. David Evans (Medicine & Dentistry)
  • Dr. Dennis Hall (Science)
  • Dr. James Harynuk (Science)
  • Dr. Usha Hemraz (Formerly Postdoctoral Research Fellow) and Dr. Hicham Fenniri (Formerly Faculty of Science)
  • Dr. Nadr Jomha (Medicine & Dentistry), Dr. Locksley McGann (Medicine & Dentistry) and Dr. Janet Elliott (Engineering)
  • Dr. Dileepan Joseph (Engineering)
  • Dr. Steven Kuznicki (Engineering)
  • Dr. Richard McCreery (Science)
  • Dr. Vivian Mushahwar (Medicine & Dentistry)
  • Dr. Luis Schang (Medicine & Dentistry)
  • Dr. Robert Wolkow (Science)

10 Pi Corp (Alberta Innovates Centre for Machine Learning)


AltaCarbon Inc.

Quantum Silicon Inc. (QSi)