BC Aquaculture Innovation Awards

 

$325,000 for BC innovation in aquaculture!

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ABOUT THE EVENT

On May 5, we'll announce two $150,000 prizes at our BC Aquaculture Innovation Awards. You'll hear pitches from the Top 10 innovations and listen to industry influencers on why innovation in aquaculture is important. You'll also vote live on the fan favourite award, worth $25,000.

Want to submit your innovation for award consideration? Apply below. If you're a Top 10 selection you will pitch at the event AND get direct access to our Customer Advisory Group, a select group of potential buyers hand-picked and ready to hear your pitch at the event. 

The award event will be of interest to:

  1. Buyers & stakeholders in the aquaculture industry, looking for innovative solutions.
  2. Aquaculture companies & innovators interested in learning how they can benefit from our programs.
  3. Investors and funders looking for solutions in aquaculture.

The B.C. Government and Innovate BC are showcasing BC’s best innovations for the aquaculture industry. We're encouraging sustainable growth, competitiveness and adaptability of the aquaculture sector in BC by funding innovations that solve challenges faced by aquaculture.

AGENDA: May 5, 4:00-5:30PM

  • Introduction
  • 5 of Top 10 Pitches
  • Industry Influencer Discussion
  • 5 of Top 10 Pitches
  • Awards Announced

REGISTER NOW: MAY 5, 4:00-5:30PM

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MEET OUR CUSTOMER ADVISORS

Todd-Cook-Customer-Advisor

Todd Cook

SR. ACCT MANAGER
ACQUA NORTH AMERICA
Pic - Customer Adivosor - Marilyn Hutchinson-1

Marilyn Hutchinson

DIRECTOR OF INDIGENOUS & COMMUNITY RELATIONS
GRIEG SEAFOOD BC LTD
Customer Advisor - Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
ISLAND SEA FARMS LTD.
Brock-Thomson-Customer-Advisor

Brock Thomson

INNOVATION DIRECTOR
CERMAQ
Wendy-Vandersteen-Customer-Advisor

Wendy Vandersteen, PhD

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
TAPLOW VENTURES LTD.
Jennifer-Woodland-Customer-Advisor

Jennifer Woodland

CEO
NUU-CHAH-NULTH SEAFOOD LP

All applications will be reviewed by our judges. Judges select the Top 10 & grand prize winners.

 

Top 10 will pitch to event attendees to compete for fan favourite.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Eligibility Criteria:

  • BC based company
  • Solution/innovation is for aquaculture
  • Have a prototype, proven manufacturability, ready to market, or commercial product
  • Available for a 30-minute coaching session on your pitch
  • Agree to follow presentation template to ensure time and consistency
  • Attend the BC Aquaculture Innovation Awards, 2021

Applications CLOSED Mar 8, 2021 at 12:00PM PT

 
All applications will be reviewed by our judges.
Top 10 submissions will pitch at the event. All registered attendees will hear the pitches, including our customer advisory group, potential buyers of your aquaculture innovation.

 

Want to see who wins?

 

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MEET OUR JUDGES 

Judge-Shirley-Choi

Shirley Choi

REGIONAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR
DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
Judge-Nadine-Diner

Nadine Diner

Director, Programs
INNOVATE BC
Judge-Rich-Moccia

Richard D. Moccia

DIRECTOR, AQUACULTURE CENTRE
DEPT. OF ANIMAL BIOSCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
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Astrid Niemann-Zajac

SENIOR MANAGER, ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND PARTNERSHIPS
FIRST NATIONS FISHERIES COUNCIL OF BC
Judge-Maria-Pacella

Maria Pacella

PARTNER
PENDER FUND
Judge-Myron-Roth

Myron Roth, Ph.D., P.Ag.

TEAM LEAD, AQUACULTURE & MARINE FISHERIES
BC MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD & FISHERIES
Judge-James-Street

James Street

SENIOR MANAGER FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROCESSING
BC MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND FISHERIES
Judge-Sandra-Wear

Sandra Wear

VP MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS
INNOVATE BC