10 BC Cleantech Champions Honored Through BC Cleantech Awards

March 24, 2022

March 24, 2022. At a time when climate concerns are reaching all-time highs in our province, it’s never been more important to recognize and celebrate the British Columbians championing a green future. So, we did exactly that!

The BC Cleantech Awards recognized the innovators, educators, associations, and companies that are having the biggest impact on our province’s growing green economy.

“We are honoured to recognize the many change-makers in British Columbia who are leading the fight against climate change through innovation, investments, and collaboration,” said Foresight CEO, Jeanette Jackson. “To all of the nominees and finalists, your hard work did not go unnoticed. Thank you for your tireless dedication to ushering in a green, sustainable future, and congratulations to the winners of the 2022 BC Cleantech Awards.”

2022 BC Cleantech Awards Winners:

  • Industry Icon: Karn Manhas, Terramera
    Someone who has made a significant impact and is changing the world of cleantech.
  • Ecosystem Builder: Sarah Applebaum, Pangaea Ventures
    An influential connector who lifts up others through introductions and networking.
  • Policy Maker: Jonathan Wilkinson, Government of Canada
    A self proclaimed leader in government who’s working hard to move us forward on the path to net zero.
  • Top Educator: Hassan Farhangi, British Columbia Institute of Technology
    Someone who is taking an innovative and leading approach to education in cleantech.
  • Rising Star: Ekona Power
    An emerging cleantech company on the move, making things happen.
  • Thriving Company: HTEC
    A growing cleantech venture that is connecting with customers and contributing climate solutions.
  • Transformation Advocate: TransLink
    An early-adopting organization that uses their power and influence to move the province toward a sustainable future.
  • Community Impact: Kanaka Bar Indian Band
    An organization that is contributing to the region’s liveability through their support of cleantech.
  • Educational Institution: entrepreneurship@UBC
    A powerhouse of educational excellence that is championing the cleantech future.
  • Innovation Funder: Active Impact Investments
    An impact investor or funder that is making a difference by investing in the clean economy.

We also presented the Sustainability Champion award to cleantech community member, Anitra Paris. Anitra was a passionate and dedicated sustainability advocate, eager to create a low-carbon future through climate action and renewable energy.

The BC Cleantech Awards would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

The 2022 BC Cleantech Awards were presented by Foresight in partnership with Osler, with support from Fasken, Fort Capital, Innovate BC, Procurement Assistance Canada, IDEaS, BDC, Evok Innovations, KPMG, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Economic Commission, CHFCA, Sensodrive, and Vancity. Media sponsor: Vancouver Tech Journal.

About Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Foresight is Canada’s cleantech accelerator. Foresight supports the identification and validation of cleantech opportunities and the successful commercialization of solutions. We bring together industry, government, academia, investors, and innovators to address today’s most urgent climate issues and support a global transition to a green economy. Find out more at www.foresightcac.com. Follow on Twitter @ForesightCAC.

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