Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

December 07, 2010 14:36 ET

CME and NRC-IRAP Announce Canada's most Innovative New Technology Winners

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2010) - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) today announced the winners and finalists of the prestigious 2010 Regional Innovation Awards for new technology.

"On behalf of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and NRC-IRAP, we congratulate all winners and finalists on their achievements and successes realized by developing and implementing innovative new technologies into their products and processes," said Diane de Jong, executive director of CME's Innovation Insights program. "Turning innovative ideas into action will set our nation apart on the world stage. Through inspiration and innovation, these companies have challenged the status quo and succeeded."

The list of finalists and winners of the regional awards in the five geographic regions include:

Atlantic/Nunavut  
WINNER: SHIFT Energy Inc., Saint John, NB
Finalist: Flakeboard Company Limited, St. Stephen, NB
Finalist: Marport Canada Inc., St. John's, NL
   
Québec  
WINNER: Medicago, Québec City
Finalist: Axium Inc., Montréal
Finalist: Manufacturier Minier CMAC-Thyssen Inc., Val d'Or
Finalist: Marquez Transtech, Montréal
   
Ontario  
WINNER: Cavet Technologies Inc., Toronto
Finalist: A.O Smith WPC Canada, Fergus
Finalist: Chinook Mobile Heating & Deicing Corporation, Smiths Falls
   
Western Canada  
WINNER: Boreal Laser Inc., Spruce Grove, AB
Finalist: Ground Effects Environmental Services Inc., Regina, SK
Finalist: Westward Industries, St. François Xavier, MB
   
BC/Yukon  
WINNER: Corvus Energy Ltd., Richmond
Finalist: Energy Aware Technology Inc., Vancouver
Finalist: Star Solutions International, Richmond

The 2010 Regional Award for New Technology recognizes small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for their innovative excellence in the development and application of innovative new technologies across Canada. NRC-IRAP's Industrial Technology Advisors (ITAs) work with SMEs across Canada to help increase their innovative and technological capacity.

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada's leading trade and industry association and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. 

The association represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide. More than 85% of CME's members are small and medium-sized enterprises. As Canada's leading business network, CME, through various initiatives including the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, global business and service-related industries.

CME's membership network accounts for an estimated 82% of total manufacturing production and 90% of Canada's exports.

The Innovation Insights program is widely recognized throughout Canada's manufacturing community as high-value, with practical demonstrations of manufacturing best practices in technological and process management. The ultimate objective is to enhance the innovative and productive capabilities of Canadian industry.

Innovation Insights is delivered by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).

Contact Information

  • Diane de Jong
    Executive director of CME's Innovation Insights program
    1-800-999-4129 ext. 3260