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What does innovation mean to our 2012 Top Innovators in B.C. Awards winners, plus the sights and sounds from the Innovators gala.

After four years of naming the province's top innovators, we were afraid of what would happen when we burned through the obvious choices. But this year’s nominees put our fears to rest. With 56 nominations submitted online and another dozen or so brought to the table by our panel of innovation experts, we faced an embarrassment of riches.

Each of the 20 companies profiled in our full list of winners has put a new idea into practice that has had a profound impact in its field. Large and small, they're shaping British Columbia with the power of one brilliant idea after another.

This video was collected and edited by Lisa Nakamura Nguyen on March 29, 2011. Would you like to be considered for next year's Top Innovators of B.C. Awards? Don't hesistate to get in touch.