Gold Leaf Awards

BIOTECanada’s Gold Leaf awards recognize both companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the biotech industry in Canada. The remarkable individuals and companies recognized through the Gold Leaf Awards are great examples of the core strengths of Canada’s biotech ecosystem.

Thank you to all who submitted nominations. The nomination period has now passed. Awards will be presented during BIONATION September 28-29, 2022.

Ecosystem Builder Award

Recognizing an organization or company who has distinguished itself through its contributions to Canadian biotech beyond sector business and economic impact, offering significant contributions to a global audience. 

The award recognizes a demonstrated leadership and partnership approach in one or more of the following areas: 

  • As a milestone collaboration
  • A noticeable licensing agreement 
  • As a technology application 
  • A new product discovery 

Promising Biotech Company of the Year Award (1. Ag/ Industrial and 1. Health) 

Small and mid-sized pre-commercial companies who have distinguished themselves from the competition. The award recognizes a company developing future solutions to existing challenges in one or more of the following areas:

  • Through technology advances 
  • Through business milestones 
  • Early indications of potential partnerships

Established Biotech Company of the Year Award

These companies have distinguished themselves from the competition. The award recognizes a company who has contributed to the Canadian biotech landscape with demonstrated effort in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Through technology advances 
  • Through business milestones 
  • A solid foundation for a strong and diverse pipeline 

Game Changing Industry Leadership Award

This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates exemplary vision in Canadian biotechnology through a global context.

This award recognizes nominees who have raised the bar in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Their commitment to promoting the growth of the biotech industry in Canada
  • Reached milestones such as discovery, investment, development, or a unique business model

Next Generation Leadership Award 

Research is the foundation for the solutions the biotech industry is developing. This award recognizes nominees in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Exceptional dedication at a university, research lab or in a pre-commercial SME
  • An emerging researcher under 30 years of age.

Nomination Form

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