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Thunder bay recognizes the best in innovation.



The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre hosted its annual RBC RBC red blood cell.

RBC or rbc
abbr.
red blood cell


RBC,
n See red blood cell count.


RBC

red blood cells; red blood (cell) count (see blood count).
 Innovation Awards luncheon at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay, April 10.

Among the winners were Barb Courte of North Star and Cobra Drilling who was the recipient in the Innovation Hero of the Year category.

Courte is recognized as one of the top women in the Canadian mining industry and has earned a reputation for employee loyalty and her company's charitable contributions in the communities they operate in.

The Meaglow Semiconductor Research Reactor was the recipient in the Innovation Project of the Year category. The privately held company privately held company

A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly.
 opened a lab in a leading edge semiconductor research laboratory at Lakehead University last year. The company focuses on developing new technology for the light-emitting diodes (LED) industry.

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The Innovative Company of the Year Award went to Global Hydration hydration /hy·dra·tion/ (hi-dra´shun) the absorption of or combination with water.

hy·dra·tion
n.
1. The addition of water to a chemical molecule without hydrolysis.

2.
, a fast-growing company that recently initiated a pilot program with First Nation communities in rural Manitoba to provide water purification equipment and training. The company sells water treatment systems and solutions around the world.

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Publication:Northern Ontario Business
Date:May 1, 2012
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