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Winners Announced for DiscoveryX 2024 Pitch Competitions, each Receiving 10,000 Prize

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(Toronto, ON) April 22, 2024 – DiscoveryX, the premier conference for innovation and technology, is thrilled to announce the winners of two prestigious pitch competitions held during this year’s event. The winners, chosen from a pool of talented participants, have been awarded a prize of $10,000 each to support their innovative projects.

InnovateU: Pitch Competition, sponsored by Ontario Brain Institute winner: Pendium Health. Pendium Health impressed the judges with their groundbreaking pitch, showcasing their innovative approach to solving critical healthcare challenges. Their visionary ideas and commitment to revolutionizing the healthcare industry have earned them the top spot in this esteemed competition.

Where Next Showcase, sponsored by Intellectual Property Ontario winner: Professor and Clinical Microbiologist Prameet Sheth with Novel Protease Treatment from Queen’s University. Queen’s University’s Novel Protease Treatment stood out among the competition, demonstrating its potential to make significant advancements in the field of protease treatment. The judges were impressed by the project’s creativity, feasibility, and potential for real-world impact.

“We congratulate Pendium Health and Novel Protease Treatment from Queen’s University for their outstanding achievements in the pitch competitions,” said Claudia Krywiak, President and CEO at the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), which puts on the DiscoveryX Conference. “Their innovative ideas and dedication to driving progress exemplify the spirit of DiscoveryX and inspire us all to continue pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation.”

DiscoveryX extends its heartfelt congratulations to all participants who showcased their remarkable projects and ideas during the pitch competitions. Your contributions play a crucial role in shaping the future of technology and driving progress in our society.

For more information about DiscoveryX visit: https://www.discoveryxconference.ca/

About DiscoveryX: Put on by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), DiscoveryX is Canada’s leading conference dedicated to innovation, technology, and collaboration. Each year, it brings together thought leaders, innovators, and industry experts to explore cutting-edge advancements, foster collaboration, and drive positive change in the world.

About the Ontario Centre of Innovation:
The Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) brings industry, academic, and government partners together to invest in collaborative R&D, technology development, and commercialization opportunities that generate the highest return on innovation for Ontarians.
As an ecosystem connector, OCI initiates unparalleled partnership opportunities, develops and manages successful industry-academic collaborations, supports high-potential SMEs in commercializing ground-breaking research, and provides hands-on training and skills development opportunities for the next generation of highly-skilled talent.OCI drives economic growth and job creation through investments in the development, commercialization, and adoption of advanced technologies.
For more information: https://www.oc-innovation.ca

Media Contact:
Alicia Pereira, Director, Communications, Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)