The (virtual) red carpet is being rolled out for the 2021 BC Cleantech Awards. Foresight is pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition – join us for this unique event celebrating cleantech excellence in British Columbia on February 18 when we recognize the winners.

Congratulations to all our impressive finalists. You are fuelling the transition to a green economy!


Newcomer Award, Year 1 Startup

  • Macarena Cataldo, Viridis Research
  • Taylor McCarten, BinBreeze
  • Christopher Naismith, Audette
  • Sasan Pasha, SensoDrive

Industry Icon Award, Cleantech CEO

  • Julie Angus, Open Ocean Robotics
  • Manoj Singh, Acuva Technologies Inc.
  • Eric Tamm, This Fish
  • Wal van Lierop, Chrysalix Venture Capital

Connector Award, Industry

  • Christopher Bush, Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society
  • Mark Kirby, CHFCA
  • Shivam Kishore, Vancouver Economic Commission
  • Shayna Rector, 7 Generation Capital
  • Kendall Titchener, Green Bull Radio Podcast

Policy Maker Award, Government Champion

  • Selena Basi, Government of BC
  • Daniel Bustillo, Western Economic Diversification Canada
  • Stephen Bydon, – Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund
  • Diane Nicholls, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • Matt Zahynacz, BC Public Service (Clean BC)

Next Generation Award, Student Innovators

  • Javier Mojardin
  • James Round
  • Carol Wu

Top Educator Award, Professor

  • Ken Denman, University of Victoria
  • Elicia Maine, SFU
  • Madjid Mohseni, UBC
  • Hannah Wittman, UBC


Rising Star Award, SME (launch)

  • Barrelwise
  • Daanaa Resolutions
  • MarineLabs Data Systems
  • Winecrush Technology

Thriving Company Award, SME (grow)

  • Acuva Technologies
  • Avestec Technologies
  • BQE Water
  • Clir Renewables
  • Portable Electric

Transformation Advocate Award, Corporate (service provider)

  • Fortis BC
  • Lafarge Holcim
  • Sim
  • Translink
  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Community Impact Award, Association

  • City of Campbell River
  • City of Quesnel
  • Grasslands Conservation Council of BC
  • Green Spark Group
  • Stoddart Creek Water Services

Educational Institution Award, University

  • BCIT Applied Research
  • Okanagan College
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of British Columbia – Clean Energy Research Centre
  • University British Columbia Okanagan

Innovation Funder Award, Investor

  • Active Impact Investments
  • Chrysalix Venture Capital
  • Evok Innovations
  • Fort Capital

Learn more about this year’s finalists, and join us to celebrate the winners. Register today.

See the full list: 2021 Global 100 ranking.

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Michelle Zazulak

Michelle is an accomplished graphic designer, brand strategist and content creator. Throughout her career, she has worked with government, nonprofits and early-stage companies to discover their brand’s look and feel. She is passionate about developing a strong provincial technology sector and supporting a sustainable future.

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