Science innovation showcase

Science Spark 3K Pitch Competition

April 27, 2023

At this event, we will spotlight research innovations and inventions in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Science with Science teams pitching their ideas and technologies to compete for the grand prize. This event will facilitate connections between the Faculty of Science and the innovation ecosystem, the business community, funders and partners.

See below for this year's finalists:


Primary applicant: Ahmed Ahmed

Discovering novel microbial enzymes to detoxify DON contaminated grains

Primary applicant: Brian Harrison

Solid state radio wave frequency source

Primary applicant: Chenyang Lu

Lower the odour - Realizing industrial-scale applications of soybean peroxidase

Primary applicant: Daniel Heschuk


Primary applicant: Huy Luu

Turban page

Primary applicant: Isham Behl

A non-antibiotic approach to treat the outbreak of Vibrio cholerae

Primary applicant: Rana Ahmed

Syphilis testing has never been so sweet: A glucose-based point of care syphilis test

Primary applicant: Laura Los

POCET-DS: Point-of-Care Electrochemical Test for Drug Susceptibility

Primary applicant: Dhesmon Lima 

Polypyrrole-carboxymethyl cellulose: An environmentally friendly binder for batteries

Primary applicant: Mariam Odetallah

Blockchain-based health management system

Primary applicant: Mehrnaz Sadroleslami

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