The latest edition of BC Cleantech Awards celebrates winners from business, academia and government
As the climate crisis accelerates toward a boiling point, local innovators are harnessing technology to help build a greener provincial economy. The 2022 BC Cleantech Awards recognize their efforts.
Cleantech accelerator Foresight CAC, which has offices in B.C. and Alberta, presented the awards with business law firm Osler. Other organizations lending their support included BDC, CHFCA, Evok Innovations, Fasken, Fort Capital, IDEaS, Innovate BC, KPMG, Procurement Assistance Canada, Sensodrive, SFU, Vancity and the Vancouver Economic Commission.
“We are honoured to recognize the many change makers in British Columbia who are leading the fight against climate change through innovation, investments and collaboration,” Foresight CEO Jeanette Jackson said in a release. “To all of the nominees and finalists, your hard work did not go unnoticed.”
The third annual BC Cleantech Awards received more than 140 nominations. From a field of 53 finalists, here are the 10 winners.
Industry Icon: Karn Manhas, Terramera
Ecosystem Builder: Sarah Applebaum, Pangaea Ventures
Policy Maker: Jonathan Wilkinson, Government of Canada
Top Educator: Hassan Farhangi, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Rising Star: Ekona Power
Thriving Company: HTEC
Transformation Advocate: TransLink
Community Impact: Kanaka Bar Indian Band
Educational Institution: entrepreneurship@UBC
Innovation Funder: Active Impact Investments