Blog 8

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!


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.


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.


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


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


Patent awardee Dr. Walied Moussa (Faculty of Engineering)


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.


Spin-off awardees representing WiDyne Technologies Inc.


Thank you to all who helped us celebrate!