Research Innovation Office
University of Guelph - Innovation of the Year Award
The Research Innovation Office is pleased to invite nominations for the Innovation of the Year Award - 2021.
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, eight innovations have been recognized, representing work conducted by researchers across campus, and those innovations continue to achieve impact in diverse areas including animal health, food packaging, the environment and human wellness.
Nominations will be accepted from Monday, May 10 through to Friday, July 30 at 12pm (noon).
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.
Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply
Innovations may be nominated by anyone, including the inventors. Each nomination can be submitted using the short nomination form available online, 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
For More Information
For more information, please contact the Research Innovation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.