Research Innovation Office: Nominations open for the Innovation of the Year Award 2023


Research Innovation Office


The Research Innovation Office is pleased to invite nominations for the Innovation of the Year Award – 2023.

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 in Canada and beyond.

Since the award was initiated in 2016, twelve innovations have been recognized, representing work conducted by researchers across campus. Those innovations continue to achieve impact in diverse areas including animal health, food packaging, the environment, and human wellness.

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

How to Apply: Nominations can be made by anyone, including self-nominations. Each nomination can be submitted using the web form at the web link below, which will ask for the following information:

  • Name of nominated innovation
  • Name of researcher/team
  • A brief description of the innovation
  • A description of the impact made by the innovation to society, health, the environment or economic development

Award Nomination Process: Nominations should be submitted by Monday, July 31 at noon.

Submit your nominations


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

Internal Deadline

How to Apply

2023 Innovation of the Year Nominations website

For More Information

Kelly Ziegler, Project Coordinator, New Venture Creation
Research Innovation Office
519-824-4120 x58289

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