Will you nominate someone this year? The time is right and the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development wants to hear from you. They will accept your nominations for the 2012 Export and Innovation Awards until Friday, May 4th, 2012. Click here for access to detailed brochures on the awards and to access applications.

The Awards celebrate the achievements of those who are raising Newfoundland and Labrador to new heights. There are three distinct awards to celebrate excellence in export and innovation:

The Exporter of the Year Award acknowledges the outstanding success of local entrepreneurs and businesses that have achieved commercial export success. The recipient of this award has significantly contributed to the province’s economic growth and has excelled at competing and succeeding in the global marketplace.

The Innovation in Business Award recognizes a company for its outstanding achievement in creating new opportunities to advance its business through innovation. The recipient will have successfully launched an innovative product, process, or service through its strategic risk-taking. This approach has positively impacted the company’s growth and market potential.

The Distinction in Innovation Award recognizes an individual or group that makes an outstanding contribution towards Newfoundland and Labrador’s innovative culture. The recipient is a leader who is enthusiastic about fostering new ideas that have positively impacted the province and its people. The recipient has created or identified successful opportunities for industry by collaborating and building partnerships.

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For more information, please contact: Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development

2nd Floor, Confederation Building, West Block,P.O. Box 8700,St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
Tel: (709) 729-7000Fax: (709) 729-5124 Toll Free: (800) 563-2299E-mail: awards@gov.nl.ca