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Fessenden prizes and professorships

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. One award (sometimes shared) is available each calendar year to an appropriate candidate from each of the three categories. See Poster: Fessenden Prizes in Science Innovation [.pdf].

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.

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