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​Mayor’s Innovation Awards

We're honouring individuals and businesses in Barrie who are bringing innovation to work. Nominees have just been announced and winners will be acknowledged at the Xcelerate Summit on October 23, 2019.

Annual Awards Recognizes Innovation in the City

Innovation is the engine that drives growth for our businesses and economy. Organizations across Barrie are competing globally and being recognized around the world for their innovative processes, products, and services.

2019 Mayor's Innovation Award nominees:

Innovative Startup Award

These Barrie-based ventures have achieved a huge milestone through an innovative (aka genius) product or service.

Innovative Business Award

Geared to established companies who are determined to grow! Open to any Barrie business who is using a new technology, process, partnership, or business model to increase their overall footprint.

Innovative Institution Award

Public institution who are pushing the envelope and shattering stereotypes in a traditional field. They may be long-established, but they’re embracing innovation across the board – with awesome results.

Shift Disturber Award

They’re bold, ambitious, and tackle challenges head-on. They have a vision, and are moving mountains to make it happen.

  • Chris Adams
  • Iain Moggach
  • Suzie Addison-Toor
  • Sara Bentham
  • Chad Ballantyne

Innovative Non-profit/Social Venture Award

Designed for the ‘do-gooder’ organizations with a big heart and creative mindset. Nominated for a break-through program, resource or tool.

2018 Winners

These awards recognize Barrie organizations and individuals who have embraced creative problem solving and made an impact in their community, industry, or organization. Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 awards:

Startup Innovation Award Winner: TandemPark

Innovative Business Award Winner: Innovative Automation

Innovative Institution Award Winner: Georgian College Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre

Shift Disturber Award Winner: Robert Tigwell

Innovative Non-Profit/Social Enterprise Award Winner: TandemPark


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