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Deadline for technology and process innovation awards is Aug. 27

Ottawa -- July 9, 2001 -- The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters association has issued a call for applications for...


Ottawa — July 9, 2001 — The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters association has issued a call for applications for its second annual Canadian Innovation Awards, to be presented at the 2001 CME Annual Convention in Montreal Sept. 23-25. The deadline for applications is August 27, 2001.

In 2001, CME will present two awards recognizing Canadian companies that have demonstrated innovative excellence and celebrating their success. They are:

The Canadian Innovation Award for New Technology — sponsored by BDC, this award recognizes innovative excellence in the development of new technology or the adoption and application of new technology in process or new product development; and

The Canadian Innovation Award for Process Efficiencies — sponsored by Canada Post, this award recognizes innovative excellence for the achievement of process efficiencies through the application of lean manufacturing principles.

“Innovation is the key to success in today’s global economy,” said Perrin Beatty, president & CEO of CME. “Just as improving a company’s competitive position is driven by constant innovation and productivity improvements, the competitiveness of Canada as a nation hinges on its ability to encourage innovation. CME’s Canadian Innovation Awards recognize success and highlight best practices as a means to encourage more innovation and improve the competitiveness of Canadian industry.”

The judging panel for the award consists of some of Canada’s leading science and technology experts under the chairmanship of Trevor Cornell, chief operating officer, Industrial Technology Centre, Winnipeg, and chair of CME’s Science and Technology Network.

For details on the program, contact CME’s Ottawa office at 613-238-8888.