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Ten leading U of T researchers recognized with Connaught Innovation Awards

March 29, 2021

Ten University of Toronto researchers are receiving Connaught Innovation Awards to help them accelerate the development and commercialization of their promising technologies.

The winning projects were selected for their strong socio-economic and commercial potential and are expected to make a positive impact on society. 

“One hundred years ago the world-changing discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto sparked a century of health innovation and advances by U of T researchers,” said University Professor Ted Sargent, U of T's vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives. “That legacy continues through programs such as the Connaught Innovation Awards – and the transformative research these fund today.

“From medical devices that allow us to better study the gut microbiome, to advances in sustainability that will make our planet a healthier place to live, this year’s winners are making important contributions locally and globally through their research – and I look forward to seeing the impact of their work.”

The winners are: