The Mississauga Board of Trade recently hosted the 2009 Business Awards of Excellence. Presented annually, these awards honour the efforts of successful Mississauga businesses whose achievements have made important contributions to the economic well-being of Mississauga and its citizens.
RIC Centre was proud to be a part of the awards this year by sponsoring the Technology & Innovation award. This year’s winner was Covalon Technologies, an advanced medical biosystems company that has developed and patented advanced therapeutic biomaterials for wound care and surgical applications and coatings.
Judges Andrew Maxwell of the Canadian Innovation Centre, Fred Hausmann of the FRED Group, and Neil Mallard from the BDC, said Covalon exemplified a local business focused on fostering innovation not only within the company but within the community as well.
With Covalon CEO Frank DiCosmo away travelling on business, Val Ditizio, Covalon’s Chief Scientific Officer, did a wonderful job of representing Covalon and conveying their gratitude for being honoured with the award. The event was a huge success with a sold-out crowd, great dining, and fabulous entertainment and RIC looks forward to being involved again next year.
Pictured, Val Ditizio, CSO, Covalon is congratulated by Pam Banks, Director of Commercialization for RIC.