Rocket 2017

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 with his winning concept on display at the Design Exchange.

Alireza Saeedi with his winning concept on display at the Design Exchange.

 

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.

View Infinitium by Alireza Saeedi here >

 
 Alireza Saeedi with his entry at Rocket 2017.

Alireza Saeedi with his entry at Rocket 2017.

 Alireza Saeedi having his named announced as the 2017 Rocket Winner.

Alireza Saeedi having his named announced as the 2017 Rocket Winner.

 Alireza Saeedi accepting the Rocket Award from ACIDO President Jonathan Loudon.

Alireza Saeedi accepting the Rocket Award from ACIDO President Jonathan Loudon.


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.  

View Primo by Richard Revie here >

 
 Primo by Richard Revie on display at Rocket 2017.

Primo by Richard Revie on display at Rocket 2017.

 
 Richard Revie with his entry at Rocket 2017. 

Richard Revie with his entry at Rocket 2017. 

 Primo on display at the Design Exchange. 

Primo on display at the Design Exchange. 

 Richard Revie accepting the Sport & Play Awards from Paul Reynolds of Spin Master. 

Richard Revie accepting the Sport & Play Awards from Paul Reynolds of Spin Master. 


 KITT by Cameron Veenstra on display at Rocket 2017. 

KITT by Cameron Veenstra on display at Rocket 2017. 

 

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.

View KITT by Cameron Veenstra here >

 
 Cameron Veenstra accepting the accepting the Swave Studios Consumer Product Award from ACIDO President Jonathan Loudon. 

Cameron Veenstra accepting the accepting the Swave Studios Consumer Product Award from ACIDO President Jonathan Loudon. 

 KITT on display at the Design Exchange. 

KITT on display at the Design Exchange. 

 KITT on display at Rocket 2017. 

KITT on display at Rocket 2017. 


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.

View Azalea by Samantha Van Veen here >

 
 Azalea by Samantha Van Veen at the Design Exchange.

Azalea by Samantha Van Veen at the Design Exchange.

 
 Azalea on display at Rocket 2017.

Azalea on display at Rocket 2017.

 Samantha Van Veen accepting the Shepp ID Health & Wellness Award. 

Samantha Van Veen accepting the Shepp ID Health & Wellness Award. 

 Azalea on display at Rocket 2017.

Azalea on display at Rocket 2017.


 Earthbound by Meagan Louie on display at the Design Exchange.

Earthbound by Meagan Louie on display at the Design Exchange.

 

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.

View Earthbound by Meagan Louie here >

 
 Earthbound on display at Rocket 2017.

Earthbound on display at Rocket 2017.

 Meagan Louie accepting the Array Social Awareness & Sustainability Award from James Hind of Array.

Meagan Louie accepting the Array Social Awareness & Sustainability Award from James Hind of Array.

 Earthbound on display at the Design Exchange.

Earthbound on display at the Design Exchange.


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.

View The Last Mile by Jack Morris here >

 
 The Last Mile by Jack Morris on display at Rocket 2017.

The Last Mile by Jack Morris on display at Rocket 2017.

 
 Jack Morris accepting the Inertia Innovation Award from Randy Yang at Inertia.

Jack Morris accepting the Inertia Innovation Award from Randy Yang at Inertia.

 Jack Morris with his entry at Rocket 2017.

Jack Morris with his entry at Rocket 2017.

 Jack Morris with his Humber classmates.

Jack Morris with his Humber classmates.


 Maternal Care by Caroline Smeek on display at Rocket 2017.

Maternal Care by Caroline Smeek on display at Rocket 2017.

 

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.

View Maternal Care by Caroline Smeek here >

 
 Caroline Smeek accepting the Cortex Design User Experience Award from Dylan Horvath.

Caroline Smeek accepting the Cortex Design User Experience Award from Dylan Horvath.

 Caroline Smeek with her Carleton classmates.

Caroline Smeek with her Carleton classmates.

 Maternal Care on display at Rocket 2017.

Maternal Care on display at Rocket 2017.


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.

View Nunu by Ana Carpio here >

 Ana Carpio with her Umbra Shift Coiled Stool.

Ana Carpio with her Umbra Shift Coiled Stool.

 Ana Carpio with her Humber classmates.

Ana Carpio with her Humber classmates.


Rocket Social 2017

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