The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) announced the finalists for the 2012 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) at last evening’s soldout TechBrew event. Under the awards theme of ‘BC’s Mark on the World’, the 2012 finalists reaffirm British Columbia’s status as innovators in a cross-section of technologies including enterprise software, consumer electronics and medical devices.
The breadth of technologies being developed, and the markets that they serve, illustrate the strength and diversity of the BC Technology Industry. Solutions include a variety of hardware and software technologies, and in many cases include a blend of both.
“Many of the companies profiled in the 2012 TIAs are already making their mark, selling to and partnering with some of the largest and most well-known global players,” stated BCTIA President Bill Tam. “Collectively, the 2012 finalists are serving virtually every market around the world,” Tam added. “They represent millions of dollars of investment into British Columbia’s economy and collectively generate tens of millions of dollars in annual export revenues.”
Each year, the Technology Impact Awards are broken into three groups: Technology Awards, Company Awards, and Personal Recognition Awards. This year’s finalists are:
Excellence in Product Innovation
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology
Most Promising Start-Up
Emerging Company of the Year
Company of the Year
Other awards to be presented at the Technology Impact Awards Dinner include:
Adoption of Technology: Acknowledges a BC-based company or organization that has adopted BCbased technology and as a result has realized significant improvements in productivity, competitiveness or profitability.
Team of the Year: Acknowledges a team of individuals, working at a non-executive level, who have made a significant contribution to the overall success of their organization during the past year.
Person of the Year: Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the BC technology industry during the year. This contribution may be through paid or volunteer activities.
Winners will be announced on June 14th at the Technology Impact Awards Dinner, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre-West Building.