Nominations are now open for Foresight’s BC Cleantech Awards

January 15, 2024

Do you know a climate champion who’s leading the way to a net zero future in British Columbia? 

Nominations are now open for Foresight Canada’s fifth annual BC Cleantech Awards, recognizing the innovators, industry leaders, investors, academics, government officials, and community builders that are driving our province toward a sustainable future. 

With climate-related disasters like floods, fires, and heat domes becoming increasingly prevalent across BC, it’s never been more important to highlight the people and organizations that are rolling up their sleeves and developing critical solutions to combat the catastrophic effects of climate change. 

To celebrate these cleantech game-changers, an in-person event will be held in Vancouver on March 27, 2024, bringing the provincial cleantech community together to shine a light on those solving the world’s most urgent climate challenges and accelerating cleantech innovation across a variety of categories. 

Nominate Your Champion 

Nominations will be open until February 20, 2024
. If you know of a deserving candidate within the BC cleantech ecosystem, nominate them today. Self-nominations are also welcome. 

Canada is a hotbed of cleantech innovation. In British Columbia, and all across the country, we are making a name for ourselves on the global innovation stage. From international leadership in the forest bioeconomy, to incredible advancements in water technology, mining, and transportation, the Foresight Canada team is continuously impressed by what climate leaders in each province are able to accomplish and we can’t wait to recognize just some of these inspiring groups and individuals at this year’s BC Cleantech Awards.

Jeanette Jackson CEO, Foresight Canada
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BC Cleantech Awards
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BC Cleantech Awards Categories

Nominate Now


Startup of the Year (Group)

An emerging cleantech venture actively growing and already creating impact in their field (suggested TRL 1-6).


Scaling Venture of the Year (Group)

A cleantech venture positioned to take a leadership role on the global innovation stage (suggested TRL 7-9).


Community Advocate of the Year (Individual)

A mentor offering invaluable guidance, advice, or support to cleantech entrepreneurs.


Ecosystem Supporter of the Year (Group)

An organization championing the growth and development of cleantech in BC through programs, ecosystem development, thought leadership, and community building.


Corporate Pioneer of the Year (Group)

A large organization or company adopting, championing, or leading sustainable practices in their industry.


Investor of the Year (Individual)

An angel investor or VC championing a net zero economy by investing in cleantech ventures.


Funder of the Year (Group)

An organization or individual offering capital support or funding to support cleantech ventures as they grow and scale.


Training Institution of the Year (Group)

An educational institution leading or championing research, programming, and upskilling that will enable a net zero future.


Educator of the Year (Individual)

A professor, academic leader, or post-secondary instructor taking an innovative approach to education for the climate economy.


Government Champion of the Year (Individual)

A local or provincial government official using policy, advocacy, or funding to move the province towards net zero.

About the BC Cleantech Awards

Since 2020, Foresight has been working with partners across the province to celebrate the impact of BC-based cleantech entrepreneurs and champions through the BC Cleantech Awards. This yearly event is an opportunity to bring British Columbia’s thriving cleantech ecosystem together to connect and inspire innovation and leadership on the path to net zero.

From innovative cleantech ventures, to professors and policymakers, the BC Cleantech Awards aim to shine a light on a wide variety of climate leaders throughout BC.

Previous winners include: Kanaka Bar Indian Band for their outstanding community impact, TELUS Pollinator Fund for its continued investment into a sustainable future, the BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy for its commitment to growing the province’s cleantech ecosystem, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, for his leadership towards Canada’s green transition, as well as HTEC, Svante, Moment Energy, and many other inspiring startup and scaling ventures that are moving the needle to net zero. 

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The 2024 BC Cleantech Awards are presented by Foresight Canada and the BC Net Zero Innovation Network, with support from Backstretch Recruitment Group, BFL Canada, Bonsai Growth, and Fasken.

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