Technology Impact Awards

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.

To learn more about the TIAs, email events@wearebctech.com.

Award Criteria

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, 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
2016: Freightera Logistics | 2015: iQmetrix | 2014: Cooledge Lighting

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology
2016: Ronin8 Technologies | 2015: Axine Water Technologies | 2014: UrtheCast

Most Promising Startup
2016: Aspect Biosystems | 2015: Optigo Networks | 2014: PHEMI Health Systems

Emerging Company of the Year
2016: Copperleaf Technologies | 2015: Coolede Lighting | 2014: QuickMobile

Company of the Year
2016: Global Relay | 2015: Sierra Wireless | 2014: Fortinet

Community Engagement
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
2016: Sharzhad Rafati, BBTV | 2015: Jeff Booth, BuildDirect | 2014: David Demers, Wesport Innovation

Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award
2016: Keith Spencer | 2011: Mark Betteridge | 2009: James Topham

Apply & Nominate

Applications and Nominations for 2016 are now closed.

Stay tuned for details on the opening of applications & nominations for 2017!

TIAs Partners

The Technology Impact Awards are made possible thanks to our incredible partners.

2016 Platinum Partners: CIBC and TELUS  2016 Gold Partners: KPMG and Sierra Wireless

To see a complete list of TIAs Partners, visit our BC Tech Partners page.

If you are interested in a TIAs Partnership, email partnership@wearebctech.com.

Tomorrow's Titans Program

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, "Tomorrow's Titans". 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 connecting them to our 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 partnership@wearebctech.com.

To see our 2016 Tomorrow's Titans Partners, click here.

To see a full list of past Tomorrow's Titans Partners, click here.

Winner's Circle

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.