Federal Partners in Technology Transfer

Federal Partners in Technology Transfer

June 12, 2007 16:30 ET

FPTT Awards Gala Honours Excellence in Technology Transfer

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - More than 100 of Canada's distinguished federal scientists and technology transfer experts, government officials and members of the business community gathered at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront for the annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner of the Federal Partners in Technology Transfer.

The FPTT Awards honour excellence in the transfer of technology from federal laboratories that has had a significant economic or social impact on Canada in the areas of health, safety, environment or defence. Winners this year are

- National Research Council Canada's Institute for Biodiagnostics (Winnipeg, MB) and IMRIS Inc. for the "successful development, transfer and commercialization of a mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system for neurosurgical operations".

- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Food Research and Development Centre (Saint-Hyacinthe, QC) and Caldwell Bio Fermentation Canada Inc. for the "successful development, transfer and commercialization of unique natural stabilization and lactic fermentation technologies for processed organic vegetables".

- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Lethbridge Research Centre (Lethbridge, AB) and Philom Bios Inc. for the "successful development and commercialization of natural phosphate efficiency inoculants that produce higher yields of cereal, oilseeds and legumes".

Photos of the event are available upon request. For more information on the 2007 FPTT award winners, please consult the Backgrounder on the FPTT website under "What's New."


About FPTT

The Federal Partners in Technology Transfer (FPTT) is a network of technology transfer professionals from federal science-based departments and agencies dedicated to building technology transfer capacity in the public sector. The FPTT network strives to ensure that technologies developed in federal labs find their way to those who can exploit them, thus contributing to an increase in Canada's collective wealth.

Contact Information

  • To arrange interviews with the winners
    to discuss their unique technologies
    Federal Partners in Technology Transfer
    Morna Paterson, Executive Director