May 4, 2017, FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK - Tonight was not just the celebration of 19 years of a tremendously successful Awards, but it was another night of recognizing New Brunswick’s tremendous skills when it comes to Innovation in New Brunswick. Five organizations and one individual walked away with the coveted KIRA Award.
With less than a month left before the 18th Annual KIRA Awards, it’s clear that New Brunswick’s innovation and entrepreneurial spirit is stronger than ever. A record 118 nominations were submitted this year for the Awards’ seven categories. The finalists in each category are diverse, unique and proudly New Brunswick.
Fredericton, N.B. - – As a part of Innovation Week, New Brunswick innovators were out in full force in Fredericton last night to celebrate New Brunswick’s vibrant innovative spirit and business successes at the 18th Annual KIRA Awards.
“If there is one thing for certain in New Brunswick, it’s that innovation in New Brunswick is thriving,” stated Lori MacMullen KIRA Awards Co-Chair. “Not only do we continue to see truly amazing and talented companies emerge through our Most Promising Start-up Award, but the talent and accomplishments across the board is exciting! And of course this night would not be possible without the support of our sponsors!”
And the KIRA Awards go to:
This Isn’t Your Father’s KIRA Awards
Fredericton, N.B. - – Like business in general, the KIRA Awards is shaking things up. This years finalists are indeed different than most would expect. Expanding its focus beyond the Knowledge Industry, the KIRA Awards are focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship in New Brunswick.
“In business we know that “knowledge” is a fundamental component of how we operate,” stated Heather MacLean, 2016 KIRA Awards Co-chair. “As the KIRA Awards mature, it only make sense for us to recognize that we need to celebrate innovation and all that it brings to our province, region and country as a whole. We are fortunate to have tremendous world class talent right here at home.”
And the KIRA Finalists are: