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CBC program broadcast in 2007 that asked viewers to vote for the greatest Canadian invention. The winner was synthetic insulin, which was patented by Frederick Banting, Charles Best, and James Collip in 1923.
Established in 1982, the Manning Innovation Award recognizes Canadian innovators who have developed and successfully marketed a new concept, product, process or procedure. Approximately 120 Canadians have received the award.
First awarded in 1985, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation recognizes individuals, teams (up to four individuals), companies or divisions of companies for their successful development and commercialization of technological products, processes and concepts.