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Cold Climate Innovation wins Startup Canada award

2016 Startup Canada awards

September 02, 2016

Yukon College's Cold Climate Innovation (CCI) has won the 2016 Entrepreneur Support award with Startup Canada in the region of B.C. and the North. CCI will be presented with the award during a red carpet event in Vancouver, B.C. on Monday, October 24th.

The Entrepreneur Support award is given to government organizations, not-for-profits, academic institutions and private for-profit businesses that demonstrate excellence in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship through their leadership, innovation and impact.

“Our team at Cold Climate Innovation and Technology Innovation are honored to be nationally recognized for supporting Yukon entrepreneurs”, said Stephen Mooney, Director, Cold Climate Innovation. “We are here to move ideas from concept towards commercialization to benefit the lives of northerners.”

The Startup Canada Awards can be likened to the Oscars for the Canadian entrepreneurship community - celebrating and recognizing the individuals, communities and institutions that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

“Startup Canada Award winners and runners-up are architects of a better future for Canada for entrepreneurs,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “As champions of the entrepreneurship movement, they deserve to be celebrated to the highest degree. Thank you and congratulations to all nominees and winners for elevating the efforts, ambitions, and standards of success for the entrepreneurship community across Canada.”

As a regional winner, Cold Climate Innovation will be pushed forward to the National Adjudication Committee and the national winners will be celebrated at the Startup Canada Awards Grand Finale in Toronto on Nov. 29.

The Startup Canada Awards ceremony for B.C. and the North is open to the public with tickets available online.

About Cold Climate Innovation:

Cold Climate Innovation and Technology Innovation offer support through funding, business mentoring, prototype development, project management, business planning, marketing and patent advice. CCI project areas include but are not limited to: alternative energy, building construction, climate-related research, environmental remediation, food security and mechanical innovation.

Cold Climate Innovation is one of six key programs that operate under the Yukon Research Centre at Yukon College. The others include: Biodiversity Monitoring, Northern Climate ExChange, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Mine Life Cycle, Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic, and Technology Innovation.

About the Startup Canada Awards:

The annual Startup Canada Awards are the hallmark event that celebrate and recognize those driving impact and demonstrating excellence in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community. The objectives of the Startup Canada Awards are to:
● Celebrate those working to advance entrepreneurship in Canada;
● Increase awareness of the importance of strengthening Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and culture; and,
● Incentivize efforts and elevate the ambitions of the Canadian entrepreneurial and innovation community.
The Startup Canada Awards are proudly supported by Intuit Canada, UPS Canada, Wolf Blass, MNP LLP, Scotiabank, Business Development Bank of Canada, East Valley Ventures, Freshdesk, and Centre for Social Innovation. The Startup Canada Awards are also supported by FluidReview by Survey Monkey. For more information, visit www.startupaward.ca.
About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is the leading national social enterprise supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, and partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country. For more information, visit www.startupcan.ca.