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Innovator to win $60K Yukon Innovation Prize

Second annual Yukon Innovation Prize

June 27, 2016

Please join us as we announce the 2016 winner of the Yukon Innovation Prize (YIP).

Cold Climate Innovation, of the Yukon Research Centre, and Government of Yukon have chosen a winning innovation that will be moved towards commercialization with benefits to the local economy.

The celebration will outline the winning product with opportunities to speak to the Yukon Innovation Prize winner, Minister Currie Dixon who will be standing in on behalf of Minister of Economic Development Stacey Hassard, as well as representatives from Cold Climate Innovation.

The second annual Yukon Innovation Prize attracted 29 submissions, each evaluated for their market and commercialization potential in agriculture or food security. In April, four finalists were chosen and each given $10,000 to further develop their ideas and compete for the grand prize of $60,000.

When:    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where:   Yukon College Pit, Ayamdigut Campus, Yukon College, Whitehorse
Who:      Winner, Yukon Innovation Prize 2016
              The Honourable Currie Dixon, Government of Yukon
              Steve Rose, Assistant Deputy Minister of Operations, Department of Economic Development, Government of Yukon
              Janet Moodie, Interim President and Vice Chancellor, Yukon College
              Stephen Mooney, Director, Cold Climate Innovation, Yukon Research Centre
   
The Yukon Research Centre is funded by Government of Yukon’s Department of Education with funding for Cold Climate Innovation from Economic Development.