On February 8, 2012, over 250 Nova Scotians celebrated innovation and entrepreneurship in the province at the World Trade and Convention Centre in downtown Halifax. That evening, Innovacorp announced DeNovaMed Inc. as the provincial winner of the I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition, and celebrated the 1st and 2nd place award winners from the competition's five provincial zones. Check out the sights from the evening.

To learn more about the provincial winner announcement, visit HTTP://INNOVACORP.CA/NEWS/I-3-COMPETITION-PROVINCIAL-WINNER-2012.

All photos: (c) 2012 Craig Buckley

DeNovaMed Inc.
DeNovaMed Inc., Halifax (2011-2012 I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition provincial winner and 1st place, Zone 4)  - (L-R) Donald Weaver, David Byers, Christopher McMaster and Chris Barden

Mike Cowie and the Big Night Out Band entertain the crowd.

The nibblies and company were splendid.

Standing-room-only event!

Innovacorp president and CEO, Clifford M. Gross

Innovacorp board chair, Jacquelyn Scott
 Water Drills International Inc.
Water Drills International Inc., New Glasgow (1st place, Zone 1) - Jim Proudfoot and Lynn Christie

Ventgrid Inc.
Ventgrid Inc., Chester (1st place, Zone 2) - (L-R) Andre Veinotte, Anthony Smith and Gord McPherson

The Bait Savour and Nova Ergonomic Tool Technologies Inc.
Nova Ergonomic Tool Technologies Inc., Comeauville (2nd place, Zone 3) - Eric Bourque; The Bait Savour, Meteghan Centre (1st place, Zone 3) - Vince Stuart

J&K Scientific Inc., Edwardsville (1st place, Zone 5) - Krishnat Naikwadi and John Aylward (Partner, Venture Solutions Inc.)

Van Dyk Specialty Freezing Innovations, Caledonia (2nd place, Zone 2) - (L-R) Charles Van Dyk and Peter Van Dyk

The Bait Savour, Meteghan Centre (1st place, Zone 3) - (L-R) Vince Stuart and Alain Belliveau

znanja, New Glasgow (2nd place, Zone 1) - Tim Houston

Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism

A large and attentive crowd at the 2012 I-3 awards event. Congratulations, Nova Scotia!