Previous Vision to Reality Awards winners and finalists

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2017 award recipients

Small organization or start-up

Upbrella Construction

“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

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Mid-market organization

Humber River Hospital

“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

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Large enterprise

McKesson Canada

“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

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2017 award finalists

Small organization or start-up

Borrowell, Ontario

Law Scout, Ontario

Rover Parking, Ontario

Trulioo, Ontario


Club Coffee, Ontario

ScribbleLive, Ontario

Targray, Ontario

Zafin, Ontario

2016 award recipients

Small organization or start-up

Farmers Edge Inc.

“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

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Mid-market organization

Hydrogenics Corporation

“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

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Large enterprise

Celestica Inc.

“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

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2016 award finalists

Small organization or start-up

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

Large enterprise

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

Previous Vision to Reality Awards winners

2014 winner

Thalmic Labs

Thalmic Labs

2013 winner

Frank & Oaks team

Frank & Oak

2012 winner


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