BC's innovation ecosystem celebrated at the 2021 Technology Impact Awards

Here are the winners recognized across a range of categories including technology adoption, resilience and diversity and inclusion.

Live from Science World in Downtown Vancouver, the BC Tech Association (BC Tech) announced the winners for its 2021 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs):

EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARD 

Finalists: Canexia Health, Dapper Labs, FORM & TraceSafe 

Winner: Dapper Labs 

COMPANY OF THE YEAR – STARTUP AWARD 

Finalists: ehsAI, Ideon, Live It Earth & Matidor 

Winner: Matidor 

EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AWARD 

Finalists: Advanced Intelligent Systems, Boast.ai, HSBC Canada & Limage Media Group

Winner: Advanced Intelligent Systems 

TECH CULTURE OF THE YEAR AWARD 

Finalists: Freightera, Klue, Lumen5 & Rival 

Winner: Klue 

SPIRIT OF BC TECH – RESILIENCE AWARD 

Finalists: Copperleaf, PressReader, Seaspan Shipyards, Thrive Health & Traction on Demand

Winner: Traction on Demand 

COMPANY OF THE YEAR – GROWTH AWARD 

Finalists: Acuva, Launchpad, PrecisionOS & Riipen 

Winner: Launchpad 

COMPANY OF THE YEAR – EXPORT AWARD 

Finalists: Boast.ai, GeoComply Solutions, Invinity Energy Systems & LMI Technologies

Winner: LMI Technologies 

COMPANY OF THE YEAR – SCALE AWARD 

Finalists: Canalyst, East Side Games, Jane Software & Thinkific 

Winner: Thinkific 

GAMECHANGER - DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD 

Finalists: Broadband TV, Clio, East Side Games & STEMCELL Technologies

Winner: Broadband TV 

PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD 

Finalists: Dr. Carl Hansen, Laurie Schultz & Hamed Shahbazi 

Winner: Laurie Schultz 

COMPANY OF THE YEAR – ANCHOR AWARD 

Finalists: AbCellera, Absolute Software, Cymax Group & WELL Health 

Winner: AbCellera

During the show, BC Tech also announced a new “Gamechanger – Climate Solutions” award for the 2022 TIAs in partnership with Vancity. The Honourable George Heyman, Minister of  Environment and Climate Change Strategy, led the announcement. “The Technology Impact Awards are a great opportunity to highlight innovation in B.C.’s tech sector that helps solve problems and creates new opportunities for people and business across our province,” Minster Heyman remarked. “Finding technology solutions to the climate crisis is increasingly the focus of businesses and governments around the world.”

Science World seemed a fitting location for the event. “Many great innovators in the tech sector started their journeys by walking through our doors, and it was wonderful to be a part of the TIAs and to celebrate such impressive B.C. individuals and  companies in tech,” Tracy Redies, Science World’s CEO, said.  

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