Excellence in Product Innovation

Award sponsored by:   MDA

This award acknowledges a unique solution or product that clearly demonstrates next-level innovation and a breakthrough development in technology.

Who Should Apply?

This award is open to companies that are:

  • At any stage of the company lifecycle; startup, growth-stage, established, etc.
  • Technology-focused (not open to Professional Service firms)
  • In market. The featured product or solution must be commercialized
  • BC-based (head office and/or full-time presence in BC)

Evaluation Criteria

The application process will require that the following questions are answered. Please use the information below to help prepare your application prior to submission.  

  1. Company Description - A summary of the company, similar to what would be used at the end of a press release. 100 words maximum. 
  2. Company History - Describe the origin and founding of the company, including key dates. 300 words maximum.
  3. Company Impact - Describe the impact your organization has made on your customers and employees, the community where you are located, and/or the BC economy in general. 500 words maximum.
  4. Product Overview (500 words maximum)
    • Describe the breakthrough innovation.
    • Is it a new product or an extension of an existing product?
    • Does it require the support of other commercially available or emerging technologies? 
  5. Differentiation (500 words maximum)
    • What makes the product unique?
    • How does it differ from other competitive products?
  6. Commercialization Success (500 words maximum)
    • What indicators support the commercialization success of this product?
    • What is the sustainable competitive advantage for this product?
  7. Value proposition (500 words maximum)
    • What problem does this product solve and what are the expected benefits to the adopter?
    • What are the forecasted revenues to be generated by this product?

All information provided in the application is kept confidential.

Preparing Your Application

To apply for this award, please fill out our online application form. 

Applications cannot be saved. All sections must be completed in one sitting. Refreshing the page mid-application will cause your data to be lost. 

We recommended preparing your responses ahead of time using the Evaluation Criteria outlined above, then copy & paste them into the form.


Applications for the 2017 TIAs are now closed.

Finalists will be announced at TechBrew on May 4th, and winners will be announced at the Technology Impact Awards Gala on June 22nd.


Nominations for the 2017 TIAs are now closed.

Please note that nominations are not required. All companies can apply for all awards without a nomination.

Questions about the Technology Impact Awards? Email events@wearebctech.com.