The Federal Government recently recognized Victoria-based companies Triton Logging and AXYS Technologies as Canadian Innovation Leaders. The work of both companies links scientific research to commercialization, jobs, and economic growth.
The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State for Sport, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology). (National Research Council of Canada's press release here.)
According to the press release, a Canadian Innovation Leader is "a small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME) that demonstrates specific advances in research and development within its industrial sector. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) created the Canadian Innovation Leader Certificate Program to recognize Canadian firms that have successfully developed and applied innovative technologies."
Further details about Triton and AXYS:
Triton Logging researches, develops, and commercializes innovative technologies to recover millions of trees flooded by hydro dams around the world. It is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of underwater logging equipment, management of large-scale reservoir harvest projects and marketing of certified eco-wood products.
AXYS Technologies designs, manufactures, and maintains remote environmental monitoring systems capable of measuring weather, water quality, renewable energy assessments, and other environmental data. It is currently developing an offshore wind-resource assessment buoy capable of gathering accurate data to determine the best places for constructing wind farms. (source)
See also the page for Canada's Economic Action Plan to learn more about NRC-IRAP support for innovative Canadian firms.