Meet 10 tech leaders and innovators who are helping our province clean up its act

The latest edition of BC Cleantech Awards celebrates winners from business, academia and government.

Foresight CAC BC Cleantech Awards

Credit: Foresight CAC

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, CHFCAEvok Innovations, Fasken, Fort Capital, IDEaS, Innovate BC, KPMGProcurement Assistance CanadaSensodriveSFUVancity and the Vancouver Economic Commission.

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“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