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The TIAs celebrate outstanding companies and individuals who have made a significant impact on the BC tech industry.

Applications for #2024TIAs award categories are now closed

TIAs Top Tips Info Sessions

Attend an upcoming TIAs Top Tips session to learn more about the TIAs and how to put together a winning application:

Feb 6th, 12-1pm PT – Registration Closed.

Mar 5th, 4-5pm PT – Registration Closed.

Partnership Opportunities

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

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

Technology Impact Awards

Recognizing excellence for 30 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 CA Technologies, D-Wave, Global Relay, MDA, Microsemi, SAP, Sierra Wireless and more.

From BC Tech Pitch Night to Prime Time TV

Watch as #2022TIAs Finalist, Perfectly Snug, pitches their company on CBC's Dragon's Den!

2023 Winners

Company of the Year – Startup: Blanka

Company of the Year – Growth: Fatigue Science

Company of the Year – Scale: Aspect Biosystems

Company of the Year – Anchor: STEMCELL Technologies

Gamechanger – Climate Leadership: Svante

Excellence in Industry Innovation: AbCellera

Gamechanger – Diversity & Inclusion: CheckingIn

Excellence in Company Culture: Trulioo

Gamechanger – Ambition: Aspect Biosystems

2022 Winners

Spirit of BC Tech – Ambition: Dapper Labs
GameChanger – Climate Leadership: HTEC
GameChanger – Diversity & Inclusion: Hootsuite
Excellence in Industry Innovation: Vancouver Airport Authority
Excellence in Technology Innovation: MeetAmi Innovations
Excellence in Company Culture: Dapper Labs

Company of the Year – Startup: VodaSafe
Company of the Year – Growth: AOT Technologies
Company of the Year – Export: Advanced Cyclotron Systems
Company of the Year – Scale: Redlen Technologies
Company of the Year – Anchor: GeoComply
Person of the Year: Josh Nilson

2021 Winners

The Innovation Story
Excellence in Technology Innovation: Dapper Labs
Excellence in Technology – Adoption: Advanced Intelligent Systems.
Tech Culture of the Year: Klue
Spirit of BC Tech – Resilience: Traction On Demand

The Inspiration Story
Company of the Year – Growth: Launchpad
Company of the Year – Export: LMI Technologies
Company of the Year – Scale: Thinkific
GameChanger: Diversity & Inclusion: BroadbandTV
Person of the Year: Laurie Schultz
Company of the Year – Anchor: AbCellera

2020 Winners

The Origin Story
Spirit of BC Tech – Purpose: SkyHive
Excellence in Technology Innovation: Terramera
Company of the Year – Startup Success: NZ Technologies
Excellence in Technology Adoption: Finning

The Growth Story
Company of the Year – Growth Success: Klue
Company of the Year – Scale Success: Trulioo
Tech Culture of the Year: Copperleaf
Excellence in Global Export: AbCellera

The Legacy Story
GameChanger: Diversity and Inclusion: Unbounce
Person of the Year: Jack Newton
Company of the Year Anchor Success: Telus

2019 Winners

Company of the Year – Startup Success: Precision OS
Company of the Year – Growth Success: Freshworks Studio
Company of the Year – Scale Success: AbCellera
Company of the Year – Anchor Success: Clio
Excellence in Global Export: Galvanize
Spirit of BC Tech – True Grit: LightIntegra Technology
Tech Culture of the Year: SAP Vancouver
Excellence in Technology Adoption: Newmont Goldcorp
Excellence in Technology Innovation: Novarc Technologies
Person of the Year: Greg Malpass

2018 Winners

Company of the Year: ACL
Bill Thompson Award: Dr. Gerri Sinclair
Person of the Year: Judi Hess, Copperleaf
Startup of the Year: Klue
Growth Company of the Year: Buyatab
Excellence in Technology Adoption: Teck
Excellence in Technology Innovation: Finn AI
Tech Culture of the Year: Clio
Community Engagement: iQmetrix
Spirit of BC Tech: Ayogo
BC Tech Scholarship: Johanna Jucutan, Stephanie Nguyen, Kaylan Wang, Brianna Carrels, Kieran Halliday, and Giulia Mattia
Bill Tam Scholarship: Kaylan Wang and Giulia Mattia

2017 Winners

Company of the Year: STEMCELL Technologies
Bill Thompson Award: Dr. Alan Winter
Person of the Year: Shafin Tejani, Victory Square Labs
Emerging Company of the Year: Trulioo
Most Promising Startup: Semios
Adoption of Technology: Copperleaf & BC Government
Excellence in Product Innovation: Corvus Energy
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology: ARTMS Products
Team of the Year: Clio
Community Engagement: Allocadia
People’s Choice: Traction on Demand
BC Tech Scholarship: Cameron Hutchcroft, Hamza Kamal, Kittie Lam, Stanford Lin, Joshua Sam, Hannah Charnock, Kevin Zhang

2016 Winners

Company of the Year: Global Relay
Bill Thompson Award: Keith Spencer, Fasken Martineau
Person of the Year: Shahrzad Rafati, BroadbandTV
Emerging Company of the Year: Copperleaf Technologies
Most Promising Startup: Aspect Biosystems
Adoption of Technology: ResponseTek & Westminster Savings Credit Union
Excellence in Product Innovation: Freightera Logistics
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology: Ronin8 Technologies
Team of the Year: Traction on Demand
Community Engagement: Left
People’s Choice: Buyatab Online
BC Tech Scholarship: Abdelwahad-Bebo Elhosary, Vivien Hui, Ken Lin, Steven Richter, Sterling Smith, Ryan Wright, Maryam Mobini, Eva Yu

2015 Winners

Company of the Year: Sierra Wireless
Person of the Year: Jeff Booth
Emerging Company of the Year: Cooledge Lighting
Most Promising Startup: Optigo Networks
Excellence in Product Innovation: iQmetrix
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology: Axine Water Technologies
Adoption of Technology: Traction on Demand & Canlan Ice Sports
Team of the Year: ACL
Community Engagement: Left of the Dot Media
BC Tech Scholarship: Christopher Bolton, Nicholas Hu, Samia Kamal, Alice Zheng, Michelle H, Jessica Peare

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