The 20 Most Innovative Companies in B.C. 2011. Just how much innovation can you find in B.C.? After three years of searching, we've found the answer. "Innovation," says soothsayer Steve Jobs, "distinguishes leader from followers." And so we present you twenty organizations, large and small, that are remaking British Columbia with the power of one good idea. (Glimpse over your shoulder, at the 20 Most Innovative Companies in B.C. in 2010.)
The city with an open-data initiative that floored the panel.
Looking at the company's "secret sauce” that put them at the top of our list.
The core innovation behind the fastest-growing tech company in Western Canada.
The local company whose innovation comes with a good cause.
The innovative product that responds to a real need.
Providing the raw ingredients of legal services without the cost of actual lawyers.
Growing ideas that have a business plan encoded in their DNA.
One of only two developers on the planet of a rare and useful material.
Local entrepreneurs offer custom-made duds in the click of a mouse.
Expansion and development land Hootsuite on our list for a second time.
A new era of market surveys with an impressive high-end research service.
Zymeworks' digital simulations could help fuel important medical discoveries.
Vivonet's cloud-based point-of-sale system for the food-service industry wins big.
Turning the system on its head by bringing independent consultants together in a rewarding way.
Why does Modo give away their proprietary software that manages booking and billings?
Catering to the non-dairy crowd with an astonishing (read: good) vegan cheese.
Changing the lives of women around the world with sustainability and outreach.
Making pay parking simpler, one pay station at a time.
Though they're not transforming fundamentals, they're certainly breaking new ground.
Pop-up retail store reimagines the traditional bricks and mortar model.
Meet the industry panel and find out how they selected the top 20 innovators.
Notable companies from past iterations of the Top 20 Innovators.
Awards, sights and sounds, plus thoughtful interviews with winners.
B.C.'s top leaders define innovation.