Deadline nears for innovation awards

The countdown is on for nominations for the sixth annual Mid-Island Science Technology and Innovation Council innovation awards.

The countdown is on for nominations for the sixth annual Mid-Island Science Technology and Innovation Council innovation awards.

Nominations are due Sept. 16 and can be made directly online at www.mistic.ca. The awards recognize the achievements of businesses and individuals that are pushing boundaries, engaging in technology and developing creative concepts within the region.

The council welcomes nominations for established businesses, start-ups or entrepreneurial students from across Vancouver Island (Malahat north), the Sunshine Coast and Gulf Islands.

A short list of nominees for each category will be announced in October and the winners will be announced Nov. 2 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

This year’s categories include advanced manufacturing, agri foods, digital media, emerging product, environmental excellence, Island SRED excellence in innovation, ICE-T excellence in technology, information technology, innovative start-up of the year, ASTTBC technology leadership, value added product and VICC young innovator.

“The awards are about recognizing the wealth of technology, ideas and creativity on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the Gulf Islands,” says Paris Gaudet, MISTIC  executive director. “There is a variety of businesses and individuals who are living innovation through their ideas and pushing boundaries with interesting concepts that will move the region into the future, both locally and abroad.”