2020 UofG Innovation of the Year Nominations


Research Innovation Office


University of Guelph - Innovation of the Year Award


The Research Innovation Office is pleased to invite nominations for the 2020 Innovation of the Year Award.

The University of Guelph has a long history of innovative research that improves life, and encourages creativity, innovation, and translation of knowledge for the greatest possible benefit of society. This includes the development of products or services from innovations created at the University.

The Innovation of the Year Award has been developed to recognize and celebrate Guelph innovations that have made, or have the potential to make, significant socioeconomic impacts to Canada and beyond.

Since the award was initiated in 2016, six innovations have been recognized, and those innovations continue to achieve impact in diverse areas including animal health, food packaging, environment and human wellness.


To be eligible for the award, innovations must have been made by faculty, staff, students and/or trainees engaged in research while at University of Guelph. Nominated innovations should also have generated social or economic impact within the past five years.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

How to Apply

The nomination process is simple - nominations can be made by anyone, including self-nominations. Each nomination can be submitted using the nomination web form, which will ask for the following information:

  • Name of nominee(s)
  • Name of nominated innovation
  • A brief description of the innovation
  • A description of the impact made by the innovation to society, health, the environment or economic development

​Web form URL: https://www.uoguelph.ca/research/innovation/content/webform/2020-innovation-year-nominations

For More Information

For more information contact the Research Innovation Office.

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