Nominations are now open for Foresight’s BC Cleantech Awards

January 24, 2023

Foresight Canada is excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 4th annual BC Cleantech Awards, recognizing inspiring change-makers from across the province that are helping lead the charge towards a net zero economy.

To celebrate, an in-person event will be held in Vancouver on March 30, 2023, bringing the provincial cleantech community together to shine a light on individuals and organizations across our Helix 5TM — innovators, industry, investors, government, and academia — that are solving the world’s most urgent climate challenges and accelerating cleantech innovation across a variety of categories. 

“Myself and the team at Foresight are consistently inspired by what Helix 5TM collaborators are accomplishing as we lead Canada to a greener future. It is a pleasure to recognize just some of the amazing individuals, ventures, and organizations that are making an impact on Canadian cleantech innovation and demonstrating what is possible on the path to net zero.” — Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight Canada

Nominations will be open from January 23 to February 24, 2023. If you know of a deserving candidate within the BC cleantech ecosystem, nominate them today. Self nominations are also welcome. 

BC Cleantech Awards Categories

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 net zero 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, Sarah Applebaum of Pangaea Ventures for her continued investment into a sustainable future, Simon Fraser University for its commitment to educating the future of cleantech, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, for his leadership towards Canada’s green transition, as well as HTEC, Ekona Energy, and many other inspiring startup and scaling ventures that are moving the needle to net zero. 

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About Foresight Canada

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 Follow on Twitter @ForesightCAC.