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2016 Winners

 

Exporter of the Year:

STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

Canada’s largest biotechnology company, STEMCELL Technologies Inc. helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Through regional offices and distribution centres, STEMCELL’s products support scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research.

 

Leadership Award Winner:

Dr. Allen Eaves, CEO STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

 

Advancing Technology & Innovation Category Winner:

STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

Canada’s largest biotechnology company, STEMCELL Technologies Inc. helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Through regional offices and distribution centres, STEMCELL’s products support scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research.

 

Clean Technology Category Winner:

First Light Technologies

First Light Technologies has sold thousands of solar light fixtures in the U.S. since 2011, and continues to actively scale up their operations. Every light is designed and built in Victoria, B.C. with locally sourced materials. Innovative, solar-powered bollards and luminaires are the core of First Light’s business.

 

Consumer Products Category Winner:

Daiya Foods Inc.

Daiya Foods produces no-compromise, plant-based dairy alternatives that are free of soy, gluten, egg and other common allergens. The company’s products come in a variety of formats, and are sold across North America and beyond, through over 22,000 retail outlets, and in thousands of restaurants and food service chains.

 

Digital Media & Entertainment Category Winner:

Arcana Studios Inc.

Through engaging storytelling and compelling art, Arcana Studio Inc. leads the development of intellectual properties, across platforms. Arcana’s content library includes over 5,000 comic book characters, 280 minutes of animated television, and the animated feature film Pixies. It also owns of one of the world’s largest graphic novel collections.

 

 Emerging Exporter Category Winner:

T-MAR Industries Ltd.

T-MAR Industries combines machining, fabrication, heavy duty mechanical and engineering under one roof to provide a one stop shop for logging equipment needs. The company is a world leader in cable logging, and has developed the strongest, most durable grapple money can buy.

 

Manufactured Products Category Winner:

CDG Coast Dynamics Group Ltd.

CDG Coast Dynamics Group Ltd. is committed to reducing injuries in maritime security, search and rescue, law enforcement and commercial support operations. CDG does this as a trusted supplier of shock mitigation seating technologies used by customers around the globe.

 

Natural Resources Category Winner:

Sundher Timber Products Inc.

Sundher Timber Products Inc. is a small but growing forest products company that has prospered, even in difficult economic times. With a belief in sustainable and green products, Sundher Timber is focusing on India for new market growth, and has successfully lobbied government to increase Canada-India ties.

 

Professional Services Category Winner:

Robert Allan Ltd.

Established in 1930, Robert Allan Ltd. is an independent, privately-owned firm of Consulting Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. They design commercial working vessels of all types, from icebreakers, to fireboats, to research vessels, with a focus on the international tugboat market.