The Synergy Awards for Innovation honour outstanding research and development (R&D) partnerships between a university or a college, and industry, in the natural sciences and engineering. Since 1995, the Awards have showcased the benefits of pooling university and industry resources to make the most of Canadian research excellence and Canadian industrial expertise.
In addition to the three categories for universities, the Awards include a category for colleges, to highlight the impact and lasting benefits of their applied R&D collaborations with industrial partners.
Winners of the Synergy Awards show effective use of human, technical and financial resources, leading to tangible commercial benefits with their industrial collaborators. Universities must demonstrate a sustained partnership while colleges may focus on the impact of near-term applied research.
The Synergy Awards are your opportunity to show the world what Canadian ingenuity and collaboration can accomplish.