The Premier’s Catalyst Awards (PCA) is a new program that recognizes both individuals and companies that have demonstrated excellence in innovation. The goal of the PCA is to help build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Ontario.
The PCA provides five annual awards of $200,000 each to individuals and companies that have championed a commercially successful new, or significantly improved, product or service based on a breakthrough technology.
One award is given in each of five categories. For individuals: Best Young Innovator, Innovator of the Year and Lifetime Achievement in Innovation. For companies: Start-up Company with the Best Innovation and Company with the Best Innovation.
The Catalyst Awards have been discontinued for 2011
Please visit http://www.mri.gov.on.ca/english/programs/pca/program.asp for details.