The nominating institution Creative Destruction Lab on the breakthrough:

CDL operates 9 sites located in top-tier institutions that translate regional excellence in research and innovation into entrepreneurial and commercial success. The CDL program employs an objectives-based mentoring process to enhance the performance of technical founders who learn from the insights of experienced entrepreneurs, with the goal of maximizing equity-value creation. CDL’s specialty streams are developed regionally to leverage ecosystem strength (eg. CDL Energy in Calgary, AB).

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