Who Will Be This Year's Vision to Reality Innovator of the Year?

by Knowlton Thomas

It's two weeks before nominations close for PwC's 2012 Vision to Reality awards program.

The awards, which honour technology companies with outstanding vision and leadership, strategic direction, and innovation, include the prestigious Innovator of the Year title, which acknowledges the company that has best demonstrated the commercialization of a unique, game-changing technology solution.

Last year, Burlington's EcoSynthetix won 2011 Innovator of the Year, while Ottawa's Protus won Exit of the Year after selling to j2 Global Communications for $213 million in December 2010. Runners up included Cavet Technologies, Calgary Scientific, and IntelliView Technologies.

This year, a host of well qualified industry veterans will form a new independent panel of judges. Among them are Howard Gwin of Omers Ventures, Daniel Klass of Klass Capital, and Daniel Pratt of RBC Royal Bank.

Public and private companies can both enter, so long as they are Canadian-controlled or headquartered in Canada. For a full list of details and to nominate a company, check out PwC's website.

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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