Technology Impact Awards

Technology Impact Awards

Celebrating the achievements of BC’s tech industry.

Founded in 1994 by the BC Tech Association, the Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) celebrate the successes of our industry and the companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia on the map. The TIAs are the longest-running and largest technology award program in BC, presented in June in front of an audience of more than 1,000 technology leaders and industry supporters.

Each year, applications are received from across the province from tech companies of all sizes, representing every sector. With ten award categories, ranging from Most Promising Startup to Community Engagement, there’s something for every company to apply for.

Congratulations to all #2017TIAs Winners!

Why Apply?


With 10 award categories, there’s something for every company to apply for.

Each year, applications are received from across the province from tech companies of all sizes, representing every sector. Applications are free, so companies are encouraged to apply to multiple categories. Past Winners and Finalists are encouraged to apply year-over-year as well.

Benefits to applying:

  • Receive local, national and international media exposure;
  • Be recognized as a leading technology company that demonstrates excellence;
  • Set yourself apart from your competition;
  • Participate in exclusive opportunities to showcase your company, such as BC Tech’s TechBrew;
  • Take part in year-round B2B marketing initiatives;
  • Join the ranks of BC’s top companies, recognized throughout the TIAs 20+ year history.

Applications and Nominations

Applications for the 2018 TIAs will open in January. Stay tuned!

TIAs Partners

The Technology Impact Awards are made possible thanks to our incredible partners.

2017 Platinum Partners: CIBC and TELUS
2017 Gold Partners: KPMG, Sierra Wireless, and Freeman Audio Visual

To see a complete list of TIAs Partners, click here.

If you are interested in a TIAs Partnership, email

Tomorrow’s Titans Program

Paying it forward to BC’s startup community

The TIAs are a very special evening, bringing together the best and brightest from our local tech community. Unfortunately, not all companies are able to attend this incredible event, especially early-stage tech companies, or as we like to think of them, “the titans of tomorrow”. To help with this, we’ve developed the Tomorrow’s Titans Partner Program, and invite established companies (both tech and professional services) to host early-stage entrepreneurs at the Technology Impact Awards, helping to expand their networks and connect them to the local tech community.
To see a full list of Tomorrow’s Titans Partners, click here.

“It was amazing to get a chance to attend the TIAs through this unique Titans program. We were inspired by the stories and speeches of the award winners and the event was immediately very useful for all the great connections we created. It’s great to see successful BC companies support the startups in their midst!”
— Dr. Alexandra T. Greenhill, Co-founder & CEO, myBestHelper

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Winner’s Circle

Recognizing excellence for more than 20 years.

The TIAs have a rich history of celebrating cutting-edge technology, and the companies, people and innovation that put British Columbia on the map. Past winners include BC tech giants like MDA, Sierra Wireless, PMC (now Microsemi), D-Wave, Layer7 (now CA Technologies), Avigilon, Global Relay and more.

Past Winners


Company of the Year: STEMCELL Technologies
Bill Thompson Award: Dr. Alan Winter
Person of the Year: Shafin Tejani, Victory Square Labs
Emerging Company of the Year: Trulioo
Most Promising Startup: Semios
Adoption of Technology: Copperleaf & BC Government
Excellence in Product Innovation: Corvus Energy
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology: ARTMS Products
Team of the Year: Clio
Community Engagement: Allocadia
People’s Choice: Traction on Demand
BC Tech Scholarship: Cameron Hutchcroft, Hamza Kamal, Kittie Lam, Stanford Lin, Joshua Sam, Hannah Charnock, Kevin Zhang


Company of the Year: Global Relay
Bill Thompson Award: Keith Spencer, Fasken Martineau
Person of the Year: Shahrzad Rafati, BroadbandTV
Emerging Company of the Year: Copperleaf Technologies
Most Promising Startup: Aspect Biosystems
Adoption of Technology: ResponseTek & Westminster Savings Credit Union
Excellence in Product Innovation: Freightera Logistics
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology: Ronin8 Technologies
Team of the Year: Traction on Demand
Community Engagement: Left
People’s Choice: Buyatab Online
BC Tech Scholarship: Abdelwahad-Bebo Elhosary, Vivien Hui, Ken Lin, Steven Richter, Sterling Smith, Ryan Wright, Maryam Mobini, Eva Yu


Company of the Year: Sierra Wireless
Person of the Year: Jeff Booth
Emerging Company of the Year: Cooledge Lighting
Most Promising Startup: Optigo Networks
Excellence in Product Innovation: iQmetric
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology: Axine Water Technologies
Adoption of Technology: Traction on Demand & Canlan Ice Sports
Team of the Year: ACL
Community Engagement: Left of the Dot Media
BC Tech Scholarship: Christopher Bolton, Nicholas Hu, Samia Kamal, Alice Zheng, Michelle H, Jessica Peare

TIAs Finalists Videos