The Enterprise Program

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 2021 Design Expo Innovation Awards, you must submit the application by Friday, April 08, 2021 at 5pm. Innovation Award winners will be virtually announced on the day of Design Expo.

Design Expo Innovation Awards

Based on application

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

Congratulations to the 2020 Design Expo Innovation Award Winners! 


1st place: Increasing the Young's Modulus of Cast Aluminum for Stiffness-Limited Applications (MSE)

2nd place: Phase V Transcatheter Sign Ventricle Device (BME)

3rd place: Innovative Global Solutions (IGS)