The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) announced the finalists for the 2009 Technology Impact Awards today. Marking the award’s 15th year, the 2009 finalists reaffirm British Columbia’s status as a global leader in innovative software solutions, mobile communications, and energy conservation technologies.
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Among the nominees is 2006 New Ventures BC competitor and finalist Energy Aware Technology Inc. in the “Most Promising Startup” category.

The TIAs are broken into three distinct groups: Technology Awards, Company Awards, and Personal Recognition Awards. This year’s finalists in the Technology and Company categories are:

Excellence in Product Innovation

  • Nokia
  • Sophos Inc.
  • Strangeloop Networks Inc.

Best Application of Technology

  • ACL Services Ltd.
  • Maximizer Software Inc.
  • Sempa Power Systems Ltd.

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology:

  • Heart Force Medical Inc.
  • MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates (MDA)
  • Switch Materials

Most Promising Start-Up

  • Energy Aware Technology Inc.
  • Pulse Energy Inc.
  • Strangeloop Networks Inc.

Emerging Company of the Year

  • Avigilon Corporation
  • Elastic Path Software Inc.
  • Nexterra Energy Corp.

Company of the Year

  • PEER 1
  • Sierra Wireless

Team of the Year

  • Mixpo
  • TELUS

Winners will be announced on June 17th at the Technology Impact Awards Celebration, at the new Vancouver Convention Centre, where more than 700 celebrants will extend well-deserved recognition and congratulations to the leaders who are helping to build and drive British Columbia’s economy.