MISTIC hands out awards

NANAIMO: Spotlight shines on technological businesses.

Nanaimo businesses were once again front and centre at the Mid-Island Science Technology and  Innovation Council Innovation Awards Friday.

Harbour City innovators took three of the six regional awards including Seamor Marine Ltd. –  emerging product; ESSCO Solutions – environmental excellence; and BonAppie – innovative start-up of the year.

The Innovation Awards were created in 2006 to highlight and recognize the emergence of knowledge-based businesses on the Island. Friday’s gala at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre was the final year for the MISTIC awards.

“We have had an amazing run with the awards for the last seven years, but it now time to move on to focusing on developing the local talent through different services that will help bring ideas and technology to life,” said Paris Gaudet, MISTIC  executive director, “The winners this year just reinforce that the Island is a technology hub that continues to produces world-class ideas and products. We are excited to be a part of that growth and development.”

For more information on MISTIC, please go to www.mistic.bc.ca or call 250-753-8324.