The 20 Most Innovative Companies in B.C. 2010

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The Top 20 Innovators in B.C. 2010. Sometimes it's the big idea that infiltrates the tiny reaches of our quotidian lifes. And sometimes it's the small idea that has a big impact. In this year's survey of innovation in B.C., we look at 20 organizations, large and small, from a wide variety of fields, that are shaking up their industries, British Columbia, and the world. (Glimpse the future, too, with B.C.'s Most Innovative Companies of 2011.)

Westbank Projects

Using Woodward's to reimagine downtown Vancouver.

Style | Social Good

Macdonald Dettwiler and Associates

Building B.C.'s most impressive machines.

Research | Finance & Investing

Vision Critical

Serving the research needs of many of the world’s top brands.

Research | Politics & Policy

Teradici Corp.

Solving problems in the computer industry.

Research | Entrepreneurs

Invoke Media / HootSuite

Mining gold from the Twittersphere.

Entrepreneurs | Digital

BuildDirect Technologies

Renovating the building-materials supply chain.

Import & Export | Entrepreneurs

Westport Innovations

Making heavy-truck engines run on natural gas, not diesel.

Sustainability | Travel

Ritchie Bros.

Turning local markets for heavy equipment into worldwide ones.

Research | Finance & Investing

Tantalus Systems

Constructing the power grid of the future.

Finance & Investing | Politics & Policy


Reshaping the way we consume media.

Research | Start Ups

Renewal Partners

Bringing a social mission to venture capitalism.

Finance & Investing | Politics & Policy

Day4 Energy

Driving down the cost of the kilowatt-hour.

Research | Sustainability

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals

Smacking down disease-forming proteins.

Research | Finance & Investing

Lululemon Athletica

Empowering managers to make independent decisions.

Politics & Policy | Style

Elastic Path Software

Basing e-commerce on open-source platforms.

Small Business | Start Ups

Nurse Next Door

Applying "lean thinking" philosophy to health care.

Politics & Policy | Small Business

Light-Based Technologies

Revolutionizing the pulse-width-modulation system.

Small Business | Start Ups

Coastal Contacts

Taking out the optical middleman, using the Internet.

Start Ups | Entrepreneurs

Quic Financial Technologies

Helping financial institutions calculate investment risk.

Research | Finance & Investing

The Innovators Experts Panel

Who chose this year's innovators, and why? Say hello to our judges.

Small Business | Research | Entrepreneurs

The 20 Most Innovative Companies in B.C. 2011

Twenty organizations shaping the province with the power of one good idea.

Small Business | Research | Entrepreneurs

Video from the 2010 Innovation Gala

B.C.'s top leaders define innovation.

Small Business | Entrepreneurs | Events

Video: Live from the 2011 Innovators Gala

Awards, sights and sounds, plus thoughtful interviews with winners.

Small Business | Entrepreneurs | Events
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