The 2018 awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at Rideau Hall. It will be held during the very first Canadian Innovation Week (May 22 to 31). The ceremony will be presided by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. Established in 2016, the Governor General’s Innovation Awards (GGIA) inspire Canadians to embrace innovation and emulate innovative, entrepreneurial risk-takers who have developed new or better ways of creating value and who are having a meaningful impact on our quality of life. Awarded annually in May, the awards recognize and celebrate trailblazers who help shape our society and our future, and who inspire the next generation of innovators. Learn more about the GGIA at innovation.gg.ca.