APPLAUSE: Innovation thrives on Vancouver Island

MISTIC awards ceremony a huge success.

To the Editor,

The sixth annual Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovation Council award ceremomy was a huge success.

Held Nov. 2 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, the awards celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of individuals and businesses that represent the thriving innovative community within MISTIC’s region of Vancouver Island from the Malahat north, the Sunshine Coast and the Gulf Islands.

The finalists in the 12 award categories represented some of the best and the brightest in our region.

Congratulations to Seamor Marine Limited, iDUS Controls Ltd., Qmata Technologies, Ace Line Hauler, Nit Nannies, Inuktun Services, Resonance Software, Twelve Cubed Homes, Island Daily Deals, ABC Precast and Ready Mix, and Riley Richters from Nanaimo.

The council was blown away by the talent, passion, determination and courage of local innovators who are pushing boundaries with their ideas. They are taking risks and cultivating innovation – forging ahead when times are difficult, all in the pursuit of achieving their dreams.

We  are excited to be the catalyst that ignites this innovation – we understand there is no such thing as “can’t be done,”, but rather “why not”.

As a region, there are few moments in our lives where we have the privilege to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit of the science and technology community.

The awards allow us to do that in a public way, celebrating the achievements of the nominees and inspiring a new set of innovators.

We live in a region that has ideas that will revitalize the regional economy. MISTIC is committed to creating a technology community that values the contribution that innovation has on our regional economy.

We strive to inspire the next group of idea makers and support them on their journey. Innovation is everywhere and we look forward to next year’s awards as an opportunity to acknowledge businesses and individuals in Nanaimo.

Paris Gaudet

executive director

MISTIC

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