2018 KIRA Finalists Announced

April 13, 2018

News Release



For Immediate Release: April 13

2018 KIRA Finalists Announced

FREDERICTON, N.B. – The organizing committee for KIRA (The Knowledge and Innovation Recognition Awards) are pleased to announce the finalists in the running for the 2018 KIRA Awards. Awards will be delivered in four categories. The finalists are:

Innovation Champion:
East Valley Ventures
Les Productions FUSION Productions

Most Innovative Product or Service:
Beauceron Security
Blue Roof Distillers
Stash Energy

Most Innovative Start-up:
Chinova Bioworks
Knalysis Technologies, Inc.
SomaDetect Inc.

Premier’s Award for Innovation:
Alongside Inc.
Family Medicine New Brunswick
Treasury Board, Government of New Brunswick

A fifth award, the KIRA People’s Choice Award, will be selected on the evening of the KIRA gala by those in attendance. This year marks KIRA’s 20th anniversary and the event will be held on Thursday, May 3, at the Fredericton Convention Centre beginning at 5:30 p.m..Tickets for the gala awards are on sale now. Tickets are 140 per person (+HST) or $1,120 per table of 8 (+HST) and can be purchased here. The event is hosted by Knowledge Park and is supported by ONB, the Atlantic Opportunities Agency and the Province of New Brunswick. KIRA 2018 is proudly presented by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF).

About KIRA
KIRA celebrates excellence in technological, social and economic innovation across all sectors and industries in New Brunswick. The awards recognize companies, organizations, and individuals in New Brunswick for their role in the development and / or application of innovative products, processes, services, technologies, or business models. KIRA seeks to encourage and foster a culture of knowledge and innovation in New Brunswick. Created in 1998 as a means to recognize the knowledge industry in Fredericton, the event has broadened its scope to showcase and honour innovation in all sectors and industries across New Brunswick. KIRA is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018.

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