Current and past winners and finalists
In all four categories, our winners and finalists have proven that they’re at the forefront of Canadian innovation. From improving the customer and citizen experience to developing new technologies that have an environmental impact, this year’s winners are challenging convention to turn their vision into a reality.
We’d like to thank all of the amazing applicants for participating and being part of Canada’s innovation community.
“High-tech, space-based, affordable”
“Safe, efficient, transformational”
“Empowering, credible, easy to use”
“Transformative, patient-centric, impactful”
“The Field Ready Electrochemical Detector (FRED) is a portable and incredibly simple to use water chemistry kit. Data can be obtained in less than an hour from a simple cartridge system that anyone can use. Driven by synthetic biology, FRED uses bacteria to sense chemicals in the environment
—David Lloyd, CEO and Co-Founder, FREDsense Technologies
Learn more about FREDsense's innovation.
“Our team has developed an innovative electrode design and fuel cell stack using a groundbreaking non-precious metal catalyst developed by our partner, Nisshinbo. This will accelerate the adoption of fuel cell technology for zero-emission power systems, including portable power, forklifts and heavy-duty vehicles (trucks, buses and trains).”
—Randy MacEwen, President and CEO, Ballard Power Systems
Learn more about Ballard Power System's innovation.
“PCL eliminated its data centre and moved it to a 21st century computing model that rests on four technology pillars: cloud computing, field mobility, enterprise-wide integration and data analytics. We now deliver field-focused solutions that save time and enable data-driven decisions about a project’s schedule, quality, safety and financial performance.”
—Mark Bryant, Chief Information Officer, PCL Construction
Learn more about PCL Construction's innovation.
“With the CRT’s technology, British Columbians now have 24/7 free online access to strata (condo) and small claims dispute resolution services, including self-help tools, triage services and legal information and guidance. The CRT process provides flexibility and collaboration to resolve disputes as early and inexpensively as possible.”
—Shannon Salter, Chair, BC Civil Resolution Tribunal
Learn more about BC Civil Resolution Tribunal's innovation.
“With Upbrella, high-rise construction starts with the roof and doesn't need a tower crane. The roof is equipped with lifting actuators, handling equipment and a protective enclosure. The workers, the building and the neighbours are fully protected all the time, allowing us to finish and deliver the first floors much faster.”
—Joey Larouche, CEO, Upbrella Construction
Learn more about Upbrella Construction's innovation.
“North America's first fully digital hospital that provides an environment where through thoughtful design and interoperability, processes are fully automated, and where environmental and patient monitoring coupled with significant improvement in communication and the development of new technologies ensure safer, higher quality, efficient care.”
—Barbara Collins, President and CEO, Humber River Hospital
Learn more about Humber River Hospital's innovation.
“RelayHealth allows patients to access their physician using their smartphone and gives them access to their complete health data so they can manage their own health.”
—David Mosher, Director, RelayHealth, McKesson Canada
Learn more about McKesson Canada's innovation.
Canadian Tire Corporation, Ltd., Ontario
“At Farmers Edge, we're committed to providing growers with the tools they need to sustainably increase yields through our fully integrated, precision agriculture platform. Ultimately, we're proving that both our platform and our approach to agriculture are globally scalable—capable of being tailored to new regions, with new crops and with disparate conditions—to sustainably feed the next 2 million.”
—Wade Barnes, President & CEO
“At Hydrogenics, we solve some of the world’s biggest problems with the smallest and most abundant molecule, hydrogen. Our Power-to-Gas technology is a cost-effective and true utility-scale energy storage solution that has been recognized as a real 'game changer' in the industry.”
—Daryl Wilson, President & CEO
“At Celestica, we are committed to leveraging our expertise in design, engineering, manufacturing and global supply chain to help our customers successfully launch products and improve their competitive advantage in their respective markets...We wanted to be more than just a solar panel manufacturer, and we set our sights on energy products, services, intellectual property (IP) and design—the elements that would lay the foundation to expand our energy offering globally.”
—John Nastasi, General Manager
Q4 Inc., Ontario
Rubikloud Technologies Inc., Ontario
Sensibill Inc., Ontario
Wealthsimple Financial Inc., Ontario
Hyperwallet, British Columbia
iQmetrix, British Columbia
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ontario
QHR Technologies Inc., Ontario
D+H Corporation, Ontario
Ontario Public Health Integrated Solutions Branch, Health Services I&IT Cluster, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario
NAV Canada, Ontario
TD Bank Financial Group, Ontario
Vision to Reality Awards team
, PwC Canada