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Design Expo Innovation Awards

Innovation is the transformation of discoveries and ideas into societal or economic value.  The process begins with an idea for a new product, process, or service but is not complete until an end-user or customer realizes value through improved quality of life. 

Husky Innovate and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization are co-sponsoring the Innovation Awards as part of Design Expo. The top three applicants will receive a cash award and certificate of recognition.  Applications will be evaluated based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate a) a clear value proposition for their proposed innovation, b) distinction of their innovation over alternative solutions, c) a defined and actionable plan for realizing economic or societal impact from their innovation, and d) the scale of that impact.  

The awards are open to all Senior Design and Enterprise teams participating in Design Expo. Eligible teams must be registered for Design Expo, and the innovation must be related to project work conducted within the team. In order to be eligible for the 2023 Design Expo Innovation Awards, you must submit the application by Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 11pm. Innovation Award winners will be announced on the day of Design Expo, April 18, 2023 at 3:30pm.


Design Expo Innovation Awards

Based on application

  • First Place - $250
  • Second Place - $150
  • Third Place - $100

Congratulations to the 2022 Design Expo Innovation Award Winners! 

2022 Award Winners

First Place

  • 234: MR Compatible Transseptal Needle with Integrated System for Confirming Left Atrial Access
  • Advised by: Hoda Hatoum and Jeremy Goldman, Biomedical Engineering

Second Place

  • 205: Britten Water Filtration System
  • Advised by: Tony Pinar, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Third Place

  • 219: High Availability Cybersecurity Kit
  • Advised by: Yu Cai, Applied Computing