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Northern ventures nominated for innovation awards


By: Northern Ontario Business staff

A trio of Northern Ontario companies has been nominated for Manning Awards.

Nominees include Symboticware of Sudbury, which standardized information-based technology that enhances the productivity of mobile mining equipment and mining processes; Dura 21, also of Sudbury, a technology company with patented processes and parts designed to extend the lifecycle and increase the performance of wear parts; and Tap Track, of Sault Ste. Marie, which makes a low-cost wireless vacuum monitoring system for the maple syrup industry.

The prestigious awards recognize innovation across Canada: Principal Award ($100,000); David E. Mitchell Award of Distinction ($25,000); two Innovation Awards ($10,000 each); and four Manning Young Canadian Innovation Awards ($4,000 each).

“The fact that these companies have made it this far is an extremely remarkable accomplishment. There are hundreds of companies across Canada that apply each year and only a handful make it through to this round,” said NORCAT CEO Don Duval, who also chairs the Manning Northern Ontario chapter, in a news release. “We are exceptionally proud and honoured to have such exemplary representation within Northern Ontario.”

This year’s winners will be announced at an Oct. 22 gala in Ottawa.

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