Record nine nominees from southern Alberta up for national $100,000 Manning Innovation Award

Southern Alberta is sending off the largest slate of nominees ever to the country'€™s largest innovation prize, the Manning Innovation Awards. The $100,000 top purse, plus $25,000 and $10,000 awards, are given each year to individuals in Canada who have demonstrated recent innovative talent and successfully marketed their innovations.

The southern Alberta nominees were recognized at a reception hosted by Cybera, the Alberta sponsor of the Manning Innovation Awards. Photos from the event can be found on the Cybera Facebook page.

The nine nominees are:

Wael Badawy: IntelliView Technologies

Michael Loh: iConnectivity

Daniel Pomerleau: FP Marangoni Inc.

Marvin Fritzler: University of Calgary

Howard MalmREM Technologies

John Remmers: University of Calgary

Jacob Halldorson: Aqua-Pure Ventures Inc

J Scott Moore: Precise Transcript Management Ltd

DJ Sures: EZ-Robot

Winners will be announced at the awards gala in Ottawa on October 17, 2012.