Nominees are now being accepted for the 2016 Manning Innovation Awards.
Founded in 1982, the awards recognize innovators across disciplines in four categories: the Principal Award ($100,000), the David E. Mitchell Award ($25,000), the Innovation Award (two awards worth $10,000 each), and the Youth Innovation Award (four awards worth $4,000 each).
Nominees will be eligible for “current, successful specific innovations in any sector,” but submissions that focus on lifetime achievement, multiple projects, or innovative work not yet proven in the intended marketplace will not be accepted for evaluation, according to the website.
Northern Ontario companies have been nominated for Manning Awards in recent years:
-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 deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Dec. 1.