Meet the Finalists for ‘Excellence in Technology Innovation’

The Finalists for the “Excellence in Technology Innovation” award at the 2022 TIAs are developing breakthrough technology solutions that are significantly impacting markets and clearly demonstrating next-level innovation. This award is presented in partnership with MDA.

Elevated Signals

This Vancouver-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company digitally transforms agriculture  companies by using data science to improve supply chain visibility, operational productivity, and yield optimization. Originally designed for the cannabis industry – the most regulated, operationally intense and precision-critical segment of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) – Elevated Signals’ platform combines inventory tracking, quality compliance and environmental planning monitoring for some of the largest cannabis producers in North America.

Key stat: Before implementing Elevated Signals’ tech, a large B.C.-based cannabis producer was going to hire eight new members of its Quality Assurance team. The software meant the company didn’t need to do this, saving at least half a million dollars in the first year alone.


ForwardAI technology streamlines the client intake process for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and makes it simple for banks, credit unions, alternative lenders and fintechs to onboard and provide comprehensive financial services to their clients. Using the Vancouver company’s Precise application programming interface, Access partner portal, and Predict client-facing cash flow forecasting and planning tool, banks, lenders and fintechs have improved access to aggregated accounting, financial, and business data that is historical, real-time and predictive.

 Key stat: ForwardAI’s Precise API is powering ten live and upcoming integrations, while its Predict cash flow forecasting app has over 870 connected businesses worldwide.

MeetAmi Innovations

Based in Vancouver, MeetAmi Innovations Inc. helps wealth management firms and advisors navigate the world of Digital Assets on behalf of their clients. MeetAmi bridges the gap between traditional finance and the Digital Asset ecosystem. The company’s family of products and services empowers advisors to confidently invest in Digital Assets, starting with learning (AmiLearn) to help them understand and navigate these new assets. MeetAmi also provides the investment tools (AmiPro SMA Interface, integration, reports to traditional systems, portfolio tools, and much more) for them to invest in Digital Asset including cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and the growing world of tokenized investments.

Key stat: MeetAmi’s technology is enabling wealth management advisors to access the $2-trillion Digital Asset market and the $13-trillion tokenization and web3 opportunities.

Transoft Solutions

This Richmond, B.C.-based company develops advanced and highly specialized software solutions for aviation, civil infrastructure, transportation and operational professionals. TrafxSAFE, Transoft’s automated video-based road safety solution, assists in proactively solving road safety issues by focusing on the causes of collisions before they happen. TrafxSAFE’s patented video analytics technology helps practitioners predict, diagnose and address today’s road safety challenges without the need to wait for crash data.

Key stat: TrafxSAFE has been deployed in hundreds of projects across 20 countries in over 80 cities. Transoft’s entire portfolio of solutions are used in over 150 countries, serving more than 50,000 customers.