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Alpha Contest 2017: Innovation Award

18 January 2017

Do you have the chance to win the INNOVATION Award?

 

 

BDC, EDC, Investissement Québec, Royal Bank and DESTL are joining together under the Groupe Accès-Succès banner to present the 2017 Innovation Award, as part of the ALPHA contest, organized by the Saint-Laurent–Mont-Royal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 

For more than 30 years now, the Alpha Gala has celebrated the excellence and dynamism of businesses in Saint-Laurent, Mont-Royal and Cartierville. This year’s Gala will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Montreal Airport hotel.

 

Businesses in the manufacturing, business services and distribution sectors are invited to submit their application before March 10, 2017, 5 p.m.

 

Eligibility criteria
  • Sales of $2 million or more
  • Financial viability (submit financial statements)
  • A project involving one of four types of innovation:
    1. Product innovation:  Introduction of a new product or service. This includes substantial improvements in technical specifications, components and materials, integrated software, user-friendliness or other functional features.
    2. Process innovation:  Implementation of a new or substantially improved production or distribution method. This implies significant changes in techniques, hardware and/or software.
    3. Marketing innovation:  Implementation of a new marketing method involving significant changes in the design or packaging, placement, promotion or pricing of a product.
    4. Organizational innovation:  Implementation of a new organizational method in the firm’s practices, workplace organization or external relations.

 

WHY APPLY FOR THE innovation AWARD?
  • To achieve excellent visibility for you, your company and your team among your partners and your clients.
  • To network with more than 400 businesspeople at the gala evening.
  • Because the ALPHA contest is well established and has been recognized in the business community for more than 30 years.

 

VISIBILITY FOR THE FINALISTS
  • On Saint-Laurent–Mont-Royal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and DESTL websites.
  • In an email sent to all members of the Saint-Laurent–Mont-Royal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • In the DESTL newsletter.
  • On the big screens at the gala evening.
  • In the Alpha special magazine distributed at the gala evening and inserted in local TC Media newspapers.

 

VISIBILITY FOR THE WINNER
  • On Saint-Laurent–Mont-Royal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and DESTL websites.
  • In an email sent to all members of the Saint-Laurent–Mont-Royal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • In the DESTL newsletter.
  • In a press release sent to the local media.
  • In the member directory sent to all members of the Saint-Laurent–Mont-Royal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
 
INTERESTED IN RAISING YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY? APPLY!
  • The company must meet the eligibility criteria.
  • The company must complete the 2017 Innovation Award submission form.
  • The company must be available on May 25, 2017, for the 2017 Innovation Award presentation at the ALPHA Gala.

 

initial presrequisites
  • The company has decision-making authority for market development and has a place of business in Saint-Laurent.
  • Public companies (listed on the stock exchange) are eligible.

 

SELECTION PROCEDURE 
  1. A selection committee, composed of the members of Groupe Accès-Succès, will analyze the submissions. Five finalists will be chosen.
  2. The finalists will be assessed during a meeting with the selection committee, that will choose the winning company.
  3. The winner will be announced at the ALPHA Gala of the Saint-Laurent–Mont-Royal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on May 25, 2017. 

 

Interested in applying? Fill out this submission form before March 10, 2017, 5 p.m.

 

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