2009 Technology Impact Award Finalists announced

Today the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) announced the finalists for the 2009 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Marking the award’s 15th year, the 2009 finalists reaffirm British Columbia’s status as a global leader in innovative software solutions, mobile communications, and energy conservation technologies.  

The TIAs are broken into three distinct groups: Technology Awards, Company Awards, and Personal Recognition Awards. This year’s finalists in the Technology and Company categories are:

Excellence in Product Innovation

  • Nokia
  • Sophos Inc.
  • Strangeloop Networks Inc.

Best Application of Technology

  • ACL Services Ltd.
  • Maximizer Software Inc.
  • Sempa Power Systems Ltd.

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology:

  • Heart Force Medical Inc.
  • MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates (MDA)
  • Switch Materials

Most Promising Start-Up

  • Energy Aware Technology Inc.
  • Pulse Energy Inc.
  • Strangeloop Networks Inc.

Emerging Company of the Year

  • Avigilon Corporation
  • Elastic Path Software Inc.
  • Nexterra Energy Corp.

Company of the Year

  • PEER 1
  • Sierra Wireless

Team of the Year

  • Mixpo

Winners will be announced on June 17th at the Technology Impact Awards Celebration, at the new state-of-the-art Vancouver Convention Centre, where more than 700 celebrants will extend well-deserved recognition and congratulations to the leaders who are helping to build and drive British Columbia’s economy.