Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards 2017: Change Agent Entrepreneurs

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Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards 2017: Change Agent Entrepreneurs

This year’s Mitacs Entrepeneur Awards rewarded six up-and-coming Canadian entrepreneurs a total of $25,000 for their groundbreaking industry contributions. The award ceremony was held at the MaRs Discovery District in Toronto, the 8th of June.

From left to right, Ilyass Tabiai and Rolland Delorme (3D TRIP), Ashwaq Al-Hashedi (2D-Crystalab), Deb Matthews (Ontario minister of Advanced Education and Skills development) , Arash Samimi (Livelihood Project), Alejandro Adem (CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs), Asha Srinivasan (Boost Environmental Systems) and Yaser Roshan (Ophthalight Digital Solutions).

The challenge

Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards started in 2015 and celebrates start-up companies founded by outstanding former Mitacs interns, postdoctoral fellows, and training participants, who have gone on to lead their respective fields as independent business owners.
Applicants for the 2017 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards were evaluated according to their ability to demonstrate sound business planning, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to continued excellence in research and innovation.

“Mitacs is building on Canada’s strengthened commitment to technology and innovation by continuing to support up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Our programs equip researchers with the career skills they need to successfully transfer breakthrough technologies, community and educational improvements, and environmental solutions from the lab to the business world.”
Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs


3D TRIP: Change agent entrepreneurs

We are proud to be the recipients of the 2017 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards in the category Change Agent Entrepreneurs.

Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards 2017, Agent of change, Trophee

This award rewards our strategic plan and provides us with better credibility, visibility but also with more financial ressources. The prize money will be invested in R&D, in partnership with Polytechnique Montreal, to develop novel filaments for polymer 3D printing.


2017 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards / Prix des entrepreneurs Mitacs

Source and more information: Canadian entrepreneurs recognized for helping to solve critical health care, employment, and environmental issues

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