Moment Energy and Invest Vancouver among 50 BC Cleantech Award nominees for 2023
This year's finalists span categories including startups, scaling ventures, funders, corporate pioneers and ecosystem supporters.
The nominees for the 4th annual BC Cleantech Awards have been released. The 50 finalists span categories such as startups, ecosystem pioneers, corporate partners and funders.
Chosen from over 200 submissions, they are innovators, industry leaders, investors, government officials, and academics driving cleantech innovation and adoption across the province and setting an example for what is possible on the path to net zero.
Here are the finalists organized by category:
Startup of the Year
An emerging cleantech venture actively growing and already creating impact in their field
Scaling Venture of the Year
A cleantech venture positioned to take a leadership role on the global innovation stage
Community Advocate of the Year
A mentor offering invaluable guidance, advice, or support to cleantech entrepreneurs
Ecosystem Supporter of the Year
An organization championing the growth and development of cleantech in BC through programs, ecosystem development, thought leadership, and community building
BC Pulp and Paper BioAlliance
Corporate Pioneer of the Year
A large organization or company adopting, championing, or leading sustainable practices in their industry
Investor of the Year
An angel investor or VC championing a net zero economy by investing in cleantech ventures
Fred Gilowski, Okanagan Aggregates
Funder of the Year
An organization or individual offering capital support or funding to support cleantech ventures as they grow and scale
Training Institution of the Year
An educational institution leading or championing research, programming, and upskilling that will enable a net zero future
Climate Venture Studio at entrepreneurship@UBC
Interior Universities Research Coalition
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
University of Northern British Columbia – NALS
Educator of the Year
A professor, academic leader, or post-secondary instructor taking an innovative approach to education for the net zero economy
Government Champion of the Year
A local or provincial government official using policy, advocacy, or funding to move the province towards net zero
Nancy Norris, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, Government of British Columbia
“Myself and the team at Foresight are consistently inspired by what… [our] collaborators are accomplishing as we lead Canada to a greener future,” said Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight Canada, in a statement. “It is a pleasure to recognize just some of the amazing individuals, ventures, and organizations that are making an impact on Canadian cleantech innovation and demonstrating what is possible on the path to net zero.”
With Vancouver Tech Journal as the official media sponsor, the winners will be celebrated at a live event in Vancouver, B.C. on March 30, 2023.
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The 2023 BC Cleantech Awards are presented by Foresight and KPMG, with support from MLT Aikins, Osler and TransLink.