Organized by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the Awards of Excellence is Guelph’s premier appreciation event of the year where we, at Innovation Guelph, get to celebrate our clients’ growth and achievement!

Each year, we recognize six of our amazing clients from startups to small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs). From these companies, we choose one Start Up of the Year and one Small to Medium-sized Enterprise of the Year. They, along with the runners up in each category, are recognized and honoured at the Gala.

2019 Innovation Guelph Award Recipients

Startup of the Year Award Winner Rillea Tech

Rillea Technologies is an Ontario-based company providing cloud solutions for organizations interested in proactive chemicals management. Its platform, SDS RiskAssist™, digitizes WHMIS 2015 safety data sheets and reorganizes the data using algorithms developed by experts with over 60 years experience in chemical safety. The platform instantly prioritizes chemical hazards so that busy safety managers can assess and build clear one-page summaries for managing high and medium-risk chemicals. Employees can access these work instructions via mobile or desktop devices as often as needed, from anywhere in the world. SDS RiskAssist™ has been the recipient of the 2018 Readers’s Choice Awards by Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine and has been nominated again in 2019.

SME of the Year Award Winner UT Comp

UTComp is a global leader in Composite Asset Intelligence, offering a full spectrum of composite engineering and inspection services. Since 2008, they have been dedicated to improving the performance and safety of equipment made of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and other composite materials. Their non-destructive, non-intrusive technology provides data for proactive service-life forecasting while keeping operations running and workers safe.

UTComp serves leading clients around the world in the chemical processing, mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, food processing, amusement park and other industries. With two patents and a new in-line quality control inspection system for composite manufacturers, UTComp is continuously evolving and advancing the composite industry.

We are so proud of all six of our nominees! Congratulations everyone!

Learn more about all of this year’s nominees