The Premier's Catalyst Awards help build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Ontario by recognizing excellence and leadership in innovation. The Catalyst Awards provide five awards of $200,000 for developing a commercially successful new, or significantly improved, product or service based on a breakthrough technology. Innovations must have the potential to impact Ontario's economy, society and/or sustainable development.
There are five categories: The Best Young Innovator Award; The Innovator of the Year Award; The Lifetime Achievement in Innovation Award; The Start-up Company with the Best Innovation Award; and The Company with the Best Innovation Award.
Cameron Piron *Best Young Innovator*
BASc 1998, Systems Design Engineering
Steve Hengsperger *Innovator of the Year*
BASc 1991, Mechanical Engineering (with Management Sciences option)
Savvas Chamberlain *Lifetime Achievement in Innovation*
Honorary DEng 2007
Retired Faculty, Electrical & Computer Engineering
En-Hui Yang *Innovator of the Year*
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering