Travis McDonough

Travis McDonough

Tickets are now available for the reception honouring the Atlantic Canadian nominees for the 2019 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards, which present cash prizes totalling $145,000 to winners.

The Manning Awards are among the most prestigious competitions for innovation companies in Canada because of the size of the prize package and the rigorous selection process across the country.  

The Atlantic Canadian reception, which will feature a keynote address by Emera CEO Scott Balfour, will be held Oct. 28th from 5 to 7 pm at Emera Place in Halifax. You can register for free tickets here

The Manning nominees from Atlantic Canada are:

  • Tony Chedrawy, President and CEO of MetOcean Telematics, Dartmouth – MetOcean Telematics develops state-of-the-art data acquisition and end-to-end telematics solutions. Telematics is the segment of IT that deals with the long-distance transmission of computerized information.
  • Travis McDonough, Founder and CEO of Kinduct Technologies, Halifax – Kinduct’s Athlete Management System is used by well over 100 professional and elite sports organizations to gain information on the human body and specific athletes. The software helps these organizations collect, organize, share and analyze data on one centralized platform, leading to more informed decisions. 
  • Jordan Kyriakidis, Founder and CEO of QRA Corp., Halifax – QRA has developed design verification technology that helps manufacturers identify problems with sophisticated machinery while still in the design phase. The company builds solutions for manufacturers and engineers that analyze complex systems and requirements at crucial stages of development. 
  • Bethany Deshpande and Nicholas Clermont, Co-Founders of SomaDetect, Fredericton and Buffalo, N.Y. – Just a little more than two years old, SomaDetect provides dairy farms with hardware and software that can scan a cow’s milk and provide instant data regarding the cow's health. Currently, farmers rely on monthly data to make management decisions.

Past Atlantic Canadian winners of Manning Awards include Robert Niven, Founder and CEO of Dartmouth-based CarbonCure Technologies, and Glenn Cox, Founder of Charlottetown-based Rupture Seal. They won Innovation Awards in 2016 and 2014 respectively.