Biotech wins big at the Technology Impact Awards 2023
Nine companies were awarded trophies at the event, and eight individuals were added to the Innovators Hall of Fame.
BC Tech Announces the Winners of the 2023 Technology Impact Awards (CNW Group/BC Tech)
Friday night marked the 30th anniversary of one of the jewels of the local trophy season: the Technology Impact Awards.
The competition — one of the tech calendar’s most prestigious — covers nine different categories, and highlights the companies and individuals that have achieved exceptional success in the past year.
There were a number of standout moments during the gala, including a live pitch from companies Blanka, VoxCell BioInnovation, and Wiibid to clinch the prize for Startup of the Year; DarkVision and Aspect Biosystems’ notable nominations in multiple categories; and a very strong showing from local biotech businesses on the podium.
Amid ice sculptures, champagne, and golden mascots, the milestone show announced nine award winners during the celebration at the packed house at Parq Vancouver, as well as eight inductees to the Innovators Hall of Fame.
"BC Tech is proud to have played a part in the journey of so many B.C. tech icons and success stories across our 30-year history," shared Jill Tipping, CEO of BC Tech. "Tonight we were honoured to celebrate the achievements of our Hall of Fame inductees and the 2023 TIAs award winners, showcasing the key role of innovation to BC's economy."
Innovators Hall of Fame – 2023 Inductees
Presented in partnership with the Province of BC
Shannon Rogers Roy (1968-2023)
William (Bill) H. Thompson (1922-1986)
Company of the Year – Startup
Presented in partnership with Microsoft
Company of the Year – Growth
Presented in partnership with Osler
Company of the Year – Scale
Presented in partnership with Clio
Company of the Year – Anchor
Presented in partnership with Blakes
Gamechanger – Climate Leadership
Presented in partnership with MDA
Excellence in Industry Innovation
Presented in partnership with Accenture
Gamechanger – Diversity & Inclusion
Presented in partnership with PwC
Excellence in Company Culture
Presented in partnership with SAP
Gamechanger – Ambition
Presented in partnership with AbCellera
BC Tech Scholarship
High School Scholarship recipients
Ari Mesrob Cholakian
University Scholarship Recipients