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6 Local Innovators Honoured with MISTIC Awards

Six Regional Innovators Honoured With a MISTIC Innovation Award
2012 Announced as Final Year for MISTIC Innovation Awards
 
Nanaimo, BC November 5, 2012 The six winners for the 7th annual MISTIC (Mid-Island Science Technology & Innovation Council) Innovation Awards were announced on Friday November 2nd at the Retro Tech themed gala dinner at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. This years winners are making strides in technology and innovation across Vancouver Island (Malahat North to the tip of the Island), the Sunshine Coast and Gulf Islands.
 
MISTIC announced at the gala that this will be the final year for the MISTIC Awards. The Innovation Awards were created in 2006 to highlight and recognize the emergence of many knowledge-based businesses on the Island.
 
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, Executive Director, MISTIC. 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.
 
The winners of this years MISTIC Awards were made by a selection committee that scored finalists based on value, exclusivity/market share, impact on the community/region, sustainability and environmental consciousness.
 
2012 MISTIC INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS
 
Emerging Product
Seamor Marine Lt
Nanaimo

Environmental Excellence
ESSCO Solutions
Nanaimo

Excellence in Innovation
Wedderspoon Organics Inc.
Duncan

Innovative Start-Up of the Year
BonAppie
Nanaimo

Promising Pre-Commercial Innovation
SideStix Ventures Inc.
 
Sechelt
Technology Leadership
James Smith
Courtenay
 

 
MISTIC supports technology companies to accelerate their growth by helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.  MISTIC provides programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
 
For more information please contact:
Erin OReilly
313 Public Relations
erin@313pr.com | 250-713-0489

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