The 2017 Rocket Awards were held at 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Competition judging took place during the day with our social and awards ceremony in the evening.
Alireza Saeedi announced 2017 Rocket Winner -
The 2017 Rocket Winner was Alireza Saeedi of Carleton University for his asphalt recycling unit Infinitium. The Rocket Award represents the best of all entries with a deep understanding across the design process. Alireza Saeedi’s Infinitium was also presented the Commercial Equipment Award.
Richard Revie wins Sport & Play Award -
Richard Revie of OCAD University was presented the Sport & Play Award for his skateboard system Primo along with the Designforce Market Ready Award.
Cameron Veenstra wins Consumer Product -
The Swave Studios Consumer Product Award went to Cameron Veenstra of Humber College for his maker culture urban workshop KITT.
Samantha Van Veen wins Health & Wellness Award -
Samantha Van Veen of OCAD University was granted the Shepp ID Health & Wellness Award for her reusable incontinence briefs Azalea.
Meagan Louie wins Social Awareness & Sustainability Award -
The Array Social Awareness & Sustainability Award was presented to Meagan Louie of Carleton University for her soil scanning toolkit Earthbound.
Jack Morris wins the Innovation Award -
The Inertia Innovation Award was granted to Jack Morris of Humber College for his all-terrain immunization vehicle The Last Mile.
Caroline Smeek wins User Experience -
The Cortex Design User Experience Award was presented to Caroline Smeek of Carleton University for her Maternal Care for preeclampsia in rural Canada.
Ana Carpio wins People's Choice -
The Umbra People's Choice Award, along with an Umbra Shift Coiled Stool, went to Ana Carpio of Humber College for her mobile neonatal device Nunu.