Innovation Awards

What are the Innovation Awards?

Since 2013, the Innovation Awards (formerly known as Innovation Makes Sense) 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 UAlberta), the Innovation Awards feature 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 UAlberta’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.

  • Dr. David Bundle, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
    Team: Julie Guiard, Laurence Howells, John McGiven, Vijaya Ganesh Narayanaswamy
  • Dr. David Collins, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation
    Team: Gail Forrest, Susan Harkema
  • Dr. Ratmir Derda, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
    Team: Maribel Elizabeth Fu Huacca, Simon Ng, Katrina Tjhung
  • Dr. Michael Doschak, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Team: Krishna Bhandari, Yang Yang
  • Dr. Steven Kuznicki, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Dr. Raymond Lai, Dr. Todd McMullen, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology & Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Surgery
  • Dr. Zhi Li, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering
    Team: Chris Holt, Li Zhang, Dr. David Mitlin
  • Dr. David Olson, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Team: Nardhy Gomez-Lopez
  • Dr. Michael Weinfeld, Dr. Dennis Hall, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Oncology & Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
    Team: Feridoun Karimi-Busheri, Gary Freschauf, Todd Mereniuk
  • 48Hour Discovery Inc.
  • Amplicet Inc.
  • BioImmuno Designs, Inc.
  • DenSonics Imaging Inc.
  • Electronic Medical Procedure Reporting Systems Inc.
  • illumiSonics Inc.
  • Molecular You Corporation
  • Nanolog Audio Inc.
  • OMx Personal Health Analytics (DrugBank)
  • Sensing Insights
  • Wellness Rx Inc.

Past Innovation Awards

  • Dr. Clover Bench | Dr. Al Schaefer (Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences)
  • Dr. Robert Campbell | Dr. Jed Harrison (Faculty of Science)
    Team: Yongxin Zhao, Adam Cohen, Daniel Hochbaum, Peng Zou, Samouil Farhi
  • Dr. David Evans (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry)
    Team: Don Gammon
  • Dr. Gino Fallone (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry)
    Team: Brad Murray, Tony Tadic
  • Dr. Mario Feldman (Faculty of Science)
    Team: Amirreza Faridmoayer
  • Dr. Michael Houghton | Dr. Lorne Tyrrell | Dr. Amir Landi (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry)
    Team: Michael Manns, Tim Lankisch, Tobias Weismueller
  • Dr. David Mitlin (Faculty of Engineering)
    Team: Chris Holt, Zhi Li, Huanlei Wang, Zhanwei Xu
  • Dr. Walied Moussa (Faculty of Engineering)
    Team: Dr. David Benfield
  • Dr. Feral Temelli (Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences)
    Team: Bernhard Seifried
  • Dr. Robert Wolkow (Faculty of Science)
    Team: Gino Dilabio, Jason Pitters, Paul Piva
  • MMHG
  • PFM Scheduling Services
  • Verte Track
  • WiDyne Technologies Inc.
  • Dr. Alexey Atrazhev (Oncology) and Dr. Jason Acker (Laboratory Medicine & Pathology)
  • Dr. Steven Bergens (Chemistry)
  • Dr. David Bressler (Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science) and Dr. Phillip Choi (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
  • Dr. David Bressler (Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science)
  • Dr. Jonathon Curtis (Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science)
  • Dr. Raymond DeCorby (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
  • Dr. Ing Swie Goping (Biochemistry), Dr. John Mackey (Oncology) and Dr. Alan Underhill (Oncology)
  • Dr. Greg Kawchuk (Physical Therapy)
  • Dr. Piyush Kumar (Oncology), Dr. Leonard Wiebe (Oncology), Dr. Alexander McEwan (Oncology)
  • Dr. Afsaneh Lavasanifar (Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Dr. Chris Le (Laboratory Medicine & Pathology), Hongquan Zhang (Laboratory Medicine & Pathology) and Dr. Xing-Fang Li (Laboratory Medicine & Pathology)
  • Dr. Xing-Fang Li (Laboratory Medicine & Pathology)
  • Dr. Richard McCreery (Chemistry)
  • Dr. Locksley McGann (Laboratory Medicine & Pathology) and Dr. Janet Elliot (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
  • Dr. David Mitlin (Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Clarkson University; formerly Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical & Materials, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Jason Olfert (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Dr. Simonetta Sipione (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry)
  • Dr. Christine Szymanski (Faculty of Science)
  • Dr. Michael Weinfeld (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) and Dr. Dennis Hall (Faculty of Science)Dr. Lori West (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry)
  • Dr. Robert Wolkow (Faculty of 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)
  • 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)

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10 Pi Corp (Alberta Innovates Centre for Machine Learning)

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AltaCarbon Inc.

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Quantum Silicon Inc. (QSi)

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