B.C.'s cleantech elite: Elicia Maine, Julie Angus and Carol Wu among innovators recognized at awards ceremony

12 local change-makers honoured in total at the online ceremony.

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre announced the winners of the 2021 BC Cleantech Awards at a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday (February 18). 12 individuals and organizations were recognized for their contribution to British Columbia’s thriving cleantech community. The individual winners were:

  • Newcomer Award: Sasan Pasha, SensoDrive 

  • Industry Icon Award: Julie Angus, Open Ocean Robotics 

  • Connector Award: Mark Kirby, CHFCA

  • Policy Maker Award: Matt Zahynacz, Clean BC 

  • Next Generation Award: Carol Wu

  • Top Educator Award: Elicia Maine, Simon Fraser University 

The companies recognized included:

  • Rising Star Award: Winecrush Technology

  • Thriving Company Award: Clir Renewables 

  • Transformation Advocate Award (Corporate): Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

  • Community Impact Award: Stoddart Creek Water Services Inc

  • Educational Institution Award: Simon Fraser University

  • Innovation Funder Award: Evok Innovations 

“We continue to be so impressed by the dedication, enthusiasm, and innovative spirit that is alive and well in BC despite the challenges of the past year,” said Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight, in a statement. “It’s our honour to recognize people who are making a difference as we work to transition to a green economy.” 

The awards were presented in partnership with CORE BC and Osler, and with the support of BDC, Innovate BC, SFU Innovates and IDEaS.