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Recipes for Innovation: the McMaster Innovation Showcase

focusing on health, nutrition and water related technologies and research with commercial implications

recipe boxWe have posted the McMaster Innovator Award winners and the poster competion winners.


Health, nutrition and water can have a tremendous impact on our health. As we begin to better understand the subtle connections between diet and health, new opportunities are emerging for academic knowledge to crossover into the commercial sector. For example, the growing interest in functional foods calls out for academic-industry partnerships. Similarly, in both abundance and scarcity, water remains an ongoing concern. Whether ensuring a potable supply, cleaning wastewater, or managing flooding, water issues need the combined attention of both academic researchers and industry.

The McMaster Innovation Showcase 2012 will give innovators the tools and knowledge they need to nourish the potential of their discoveries and inventions. Specifically this year’s event will feature:

Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham

  • Keynote address by Maple Leaf Foods’ Chief Marketing Officer, Stephen Graham, (ranked the #1 global marketer by Advertising Age magazine) who will discuss the company's investment in healthier foods and in the City of Hamilton.
  • Technology presentations about McMaster’s health, nutrition and water related research
  • Poster competition, containing inventions and discoveries with commercial potential
  • Industry panels highlighting the trends in health, nutrition and water research, as well as innovation models that can enhance collaborations between the university and industry
  • Opportunities to network with entrepreneurs, industry representatives and academic researchers who are developing and commercializing new technologies
  • Closing reception featuring the McMaster Innovator Awards
  • See the agenda for further details


Thank you to our sponsors whose generous support makes McMaster Innovation Showcase possible.

Silver Sponsors

Ontario Centres of Excellence

Bronze Sponsors


Bereskin & Parr


City of Hamilton

McMaster Credit Union

Clancy + Brion Raffoul

Connect Canada

Ross & McBride


McMaster Innovation Showcase is organized by The Office of the Vice-President, Research and International Affairs and the McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO)