Finalists Announced for 2022 BC Cleantech Awards

February 14, 2022

And the winners are…..going to be announced at our awards ceremony on March 24. In the meantime, we are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2022 BC Cleantech Awards. Chosen from more than 140 nominations, these individuals and organizations reflect the best of BC cleantech. Cleantech innovation starts here!

The BC Cleantech Awards ceremony, hosted by William Johnson of Vancouver Tech Journal, is a hybrid event, with finalists and program partners gathering in downtown Vancouver, and everyone in the broader cleantech community invited to join virtually. Register here.

The 2022 BC Cleantech Awards are presented by Foresight in partnership with Osler, with support from FaskenFort CapitalInnovate BCProcurement Assistance Canada, IDEaS, BDCEvok InnovationsKPMGSimon Fraser UniversityVancouver Economic CommissionCHFCASensodrive, and Vancity. Media sponsor: Vancouver Tech Journal.

Congratulations to our 2022 BC Cleantech Awards finalists:

Industry Icon
Cleantech Leader
Someone who has made a significant impact and is changing the world of cleantech.

  • Gareth Brown, Clir
  • Stuart Lombard, Ecobee
  • Karn Manhas, Terramera
  • Ben Nyland, Loop Energy
  • Anna Stukas, Carbon Engineering

Ecosystem Builder
Industry / Association
An influential connector who lifts up others through introductions and networking.

  • Sarah Applebaum, Pangaea Ventures
  • Elisabeth Charmley, Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate (VMCC)
  • Tomica Divic, Innovate BC
  • Dave Schick, Canadian Fuels Association
  • Chih Ting Lo, EELO Solutions

Policy Maker
Government Champion
A self proclaimed leader in government who’s working hard to move us forward on the path to net zero.

  • Adriane Carr, City of Vancouver
  • Adria Fradley, Climate Action Secretariat, Province of B.C.
  • Bruce Ralston, Government of BC
  • Gerri Sinclair, Province of British Columbia
  • Jonathan Wilkinson, Government of Canada

Top Educator
Professor or Instructor
Someone who is taking an innovative and leading approach to education in cleantech.

  • Majid Bahrami, Simon Fraser University
  • Hassan Farhangi, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Patrick Kirchen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC
  • Basma Majerbi, University of Victoria
  • Jack Saddler, University of British Columbia

Rising Star
SME Early Stage
An emerging cleantech company on the move, making things happen.

  • Ekona Power
  • Hydra Energy
  • MarineLabs
  • Moment Energy
  • Solaires Entreprises Inc
  • Viridis Research

Thriving Company
SME Later Stage
A growing cleantech venture that is connecting with customers and contributing climate solutions.

  • HTEC
  • Ionomr
  • Loop Energy
  • Novarc Technologies Inc.
  • Okos Smart Homes

Transformation Advocate
An early-adopting organization that uses their power and influence to move the province toward a sustainable future.

  • Fortis BC
  • ICE Fund
  • Southern Railway of BC
  • Teck Resources
  • TransLink
  • Vancouver Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU)

Community Impact
An organization that is contributing to the region’s liveability through their support of cleantech.

  • BC Centre for Innovation & Clean Energy (CICE)
  • BC Sustainable Energy Association
  • City of Quesnel
  • Kanaka Bar Indian Band
  • Squamish Nation
  • Student Energy

Educational Institution
A powerhouse of educational excellence that is championing the cleantech future.

  • entrepreneurship@UBC
  • Okanagan College
  • Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of British Columbia - Okanagan

Innovation Funder
An impact investor or funder that is making a difference by investing in the clean economy.

  • Active Impact Investments
  • National Bank Financial
  • Raven Indigenous Capital
  • VANTEC Angel Network

We hope you'll join us at the BC Cleantech Awards ceremony on March 24. Register.