The Fessenden initiatives to promote innovation are possible thanks to gifts by the family of Canadian inventor Reginald Fessenden.
Fessenden PRIZES recognize achievements in innovative research with commercialization potential by students, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and by professors.
Fessenden PROFESSORSHIPS promote the development of spin-off companies based on intellectually rigorous research. The objective is to enable further proof of principle within the university, to add value to the invention and to bring it closer to a commercial product. The resources provided will also allow the Fessenden Professor to engage in marketing-related activities.
For more information, please see the webpage for Fessenden prizes and professorships, located elsewhere in this site (in the Research Innnovation Office section).