The BC Tech Association (BC Tech) announced the 11 winners of the 2020 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) on November 5, 2020.


The awards and the winning companies highlight the provincial tech sector’s instrumental role in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting recovery.

Three companies with their origins at UBC received awards:

  • Terramera, Excellence in Technology Innovation.
    Presented in partnership with MDA, this award acknowledges a company whose technology clearly demonstrates next-level innovation and a breakthrough solution with significant market impact.  
    Terramera received funding from the UBC Seed Fund, which supports early stage UBC startups.
     
  • NZ Technologies, Company of the Year – Startup Success
    Presented in partnership with Microsoft, this award acknowledges an early-stage technology company that has brought something novel and impactful to the market, that is generating revenue, attracting team members and generating significant buzz in BC’s tech ecosystem. 
    NZ Technologies is a UBC spin-off company and entrepreneurship@UBC alumni company.
     
  • AbCellera, Excellence in Global Export
    Presented in partnership Export Development Canada, this award acknowledges a technology company that is succeeding on the world stage through the export of technology developed in BC.
    AbCellera is a UBC spin-off company.