Celebrating the achievements of BC's tech industry.
Founded in 1994 by the BC Tech Association, the Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) celebrate the successes of our industry and the companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia on the map. The TIAs are the longest-running and largest technology award program in BC, presented in June in front of an audience of more than 1,000 technology leaders and industry supporters.
Each year, applications are received from across the province from tech companies of all sizes, representing every sector. With ten award categories, ranging from Most Promising Startup to Community Engagement, there's something for every company to apply for.
Applications are now open! To submit an application, click here.
To learn more about the TIAs, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With 10 award categories, there's something for every company to apply for.
Each year, applications are received from across the province from tech companies of all sizes, representing every sector. Applications are free, so companies are encouraged to apply to multiple categories. Past Winners and Finalists are encouraged to apply year-over-year as well.
Benefits to applying:
Applications for 2017 are now open!
To submit an application, select the award that interests you from the 'Award Criteria' dropdown below. Read through the instructions and requirements carefully, then click 'Apply now'!
Please note that nominations for the 2017 TIAs are now closed.
Do you have what it takes to win? Apply to find out!
The Technology Impact Awards honour companies and individuals in ten categories divided amongst three distinct groups: Technology, People and Company. To learn more about each of the awards, and to apply, click on the links below.
Adoption of Technology
2016: ResponseTek & Westminster Savings Credit Union | 2015: Traction on Demand & Canlan Ice Sports | 2014: FCV Technologies & WorkBC
Excellence in Product Innovation | Sponsored by MDA
2016: Freightera Logistics | 2015: iQmetrix | 2014: Cooledge Lighting
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology | Sponsored by Harper Grey LLP
2016: Ronin8 Technologies | 2015: Axine Water Technologies | 2014: UrtheCast
Most Promising Startup | Sponsored by Microsoft
2016: Aspect Biosystems | 2015: Optigo Networks | 2014: PHEMI Health Systems
Emerging Company of the Year | Sponsored by Schneider Electric
2016: Copperleaf Technologies | 2015: Coolede Lighting | 2014: QuickMobile
Company of the Year | Sponsored by EY
2016: Global Relay | 2015: Sierra Wireless | 2014: Fortinet
Community Engagement | Sponsored by SAP
2016: Left | 2015: Left | 2014: Traction on Demand
Team of the Year
2016: Traction on Demand | 2015: ACL | 2014: Schneider Electric
Person of the Year | Sponsored by BuildDirect
2016: Sharzhad Rafati, BBTV | 2015: Jeff Booth, BuildDirect | 2014: David Demers, Wesport Innovation
Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award | Sponsored by BCSC
2016: Keith Spencer | 2011: Mark Betteridge | 2009: James Topham
The Technology Impact Awards are made possible thanks to our incredible partners.
2017 Platinum Partners: CIBC and TELUS
2017 Gold Partners: KPMG and Sierra Wireless
To see a complete list of TIAs Partners, click here.
If you are interested in a TIAs Partnership, email email@example.com.
Paying it forward to BC's startup community
The TIAs are a very special evening, bringing together the best and brightest from our local tech community. Unfortunately, not all companies are able to attend this incredible event, especially early-stage tech companies, or as we like to think of them, "the titans of tomorrow". To help with this, we've developed the Tomorrow's Titans Partner Program, and invite established companies (both tech and professional services) to host early-stage entrepreneurs at the Technology Impact Awards, helping to expand their networks and connect them to the local tech community.
"It was amazing to get a chance to attend the TIAs through this unique Titans program. We were inspired by the stories and speeches of the award winners and the event was immediately very useful for all the great connections we created. It's great to see successful BC companies support the startups in their midst!"
-- Dr. Alexandra T. Greenhill, Co-founder & CEO, myBestHelper
To learn more, or to become a partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see a full list of Tomorrow's Titans Partners, click here.
Recognizing excellence for more than 20 years.
The TIAs have a rich history of celebrating cutting-edge technology, and the companies, people and innovation that put British Columbia on the map. Past winners include BC tech giants like MDA, Sierra Wireless, PMC (now Microsemi), D-Wave, Layer7 (now CA Technologies), Avigilon, Global Relay and more.
To see a complete list of winners from 1994 till now, visit the Winner's Circle.
Team of the Year
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology
Excellence in Product Innovation
Adoption of Technology
Most Promising Startup
Emerging Company of the Year
Company of the Year
Person of the Year