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Today the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) announced the finalists for the 2013 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Under the awards theme of 'BC's Mark on the World', the 2013 finalists reaffirm British Columbia's status as innovators in a cross-section of technologies including enterprise software, telecommunications, hardware, biotechnology and nanotechnology.

2013 Technology Impact Award Finalists Announced: BC Companies Making Their Mark on the World

Vancouver, Canada | Posted on April 26th, 2013

The breadth of technologies being developed, and the markets that they serve, illustrate the strength and diversity of the BC Technology Industry. Solutions include a variety of hardware and software technologies, and in many cases include a blend of both.

"The 2013 TIAs finalists are clearly making their mark on the world, selling to and partnering with some of the largest organizations around the globe," stated BCTIA President Bill Tam. "These companies represent thousands of jobs, tens of millions in investment, research and development, and hundreds of millions in annual exports." Tam added.

The Technology Impact Awards honour three distinct groups: Technology, People and Company. This year's finalists are:

Adoption of Technology:

ACL - www.acl.com and CHC Helicopter www.chc.ca
OpenRoad Communications - www.openroad.ca and Transportation Investment Corporation - www.treo.ca

Excellence in Product Innovation

PMC-Sierra - www.pmcs.com
FINCAD - www.fincad.com
Terramera, Inc. - www.terramera.com

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology

Nanotech Security Corp - www.nanosecurity.ca

Community Engagement

iQmetrix - www.iQmetrix.com
Global Relay - www.globalrelay.net

Team of the Year

Land Title and Survey Authority of BC (LTSA) - www.ltsa.ca

Most Promising Start‐Up

Fundrazr - www.fundrazr.com
TalentClick - www.talentclick.com
Terramera, Inc. - www.terramera.com

Emerging Company of the Year

Aquatic Informatics Inc. - www.aquaticinformatics.com
QuickMobile - www.quickmobile.com
Rx Networks Inc. - www.rxnetworks.com

Company of the Year

Absolute Software - www.absolute.com
Alpha Technologies Ltd. - www.alpha.ca
Global Relay - www.globalrelay.net
Layer 7 - www.layer7.com

Other awards to be presented at the Technology Impact Awards Gala include:

Person of the Year: Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the BC technology industry during the past year. This contribution may be through paid or volunteer activities with a company, research institution, association, or non-profit agency.

Winners will be announced on June 6th, at the 20th Anniversary of the Technology Impact Awards Gala, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre-West Building. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.thetias.com .

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About British Columbia Technology Industry Association
The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) is a not-for-profit organization that supports technology companies in British Columbia. Our network spans across the province and includes technology and professional services companies of all sizes and from every sector.π

Our programs and services connect people, generate new ideas, and help companies grow. These include the Technology Impact Awards (TIAs), where excellence in innovation is celebrated, Peer2Peer groups, where members connect to learn, and Centre4Growth, where tech entrepreneurs connect with seasoned coaches to help guide them to the next level.

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British Columbia Technology Industry Association
Media Contact:
Cindy Pearson - COO
604-602-5234

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