For the fifth year running, University of Alberta researchers took centre stage to celebrate the research and private partnerships that make our region a more innovative place.

As Jay Kumar, TEC Edmonton’s Vice-President of Technology Management put it, “securing intellectual property is never fast or easy, but it is one of the most crucial aspects of technology-based businesses and products. Without it, many of the technologies and spin-offs that impact our lives wouldn’t exist.”

Here’s to all the researchers that know the patenting process is a long, difficult road, but do it anyway. Congratulations to all award recipients this year!

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TEC Edmonton CEO, Chris Lumb

“Our goal at TEC Edmonton is to support researchers so they can focus on what they do best: create cutting-edge innovations,” said Chris. TEC Edmonton has one of the best technology management teams in the country to do just that.

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University of Alberta President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. David Turpin

“Fundamental research is critical to underpinning innovation, stimulating economic growth and improving quality of life in communities close to home and around the world,” explained Dr. Turpin.

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Patent awardee James Lin accepting on behalf of Dr. David Evans (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)

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Patent awardee Dr. Clover Bench (Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences)

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Patent awardee Dr. Walied Moussa (Faculty of Engineering)

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Keynote speaker Gilles Gagnon, CEO of Ceapro Inc., tells the story of Ceapro’s growth from a small, research-based private company to expanding, going public and collaborating with University of Alberta researchers on new innovations.

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Spin-off awardees representing WiDyne Technologies Inc.

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Thank you to all who helped us celebrate!