British Columbia's Ministry of Health, GHGSat Inc., Sun Life Financial, and Vancouver Airport Authority were named winners of PwC Canada's 2019 Vision to Reality (V2R) Awards. The awards ceremony took place at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on May 9, 2019.
"Congratulations to all winners and finalists! They are a testament to the endless possibilities that come from thinking big," says Chris Dulny, Chief Innovation Officer, PwC Canada. "Innovation affects every part of our lives and we hope that these awards help spur further innovative thinking in the rest of the Canadian business community which can strengthen the country's economy."
The awards are open to organizations within the four categories and then judged by an independent panel of judges. The four categories include The visionary (CA$0 - $50M), The builder (CA$50M - $1B), The reinventor (CA$1B+) and The accelerator (public sector).
The 2019 Vision to Reality Awards winners include:
The visionary (up to $50M): GHGSat Inc. developed a nano-satellite technology to cost-efficiently detect and quantify greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities, anywhere in the world.
The builder ($50M-$1B): Vancouver Airport Authority created the world's first self-service biometric-enabled kiosks to expedite border clearance, reduce wait times for travelers, and allow officers to focus on maintaining border safety.
The reinventor ($1B+): Sun Life Financial developed Lumino Health, a digital platform, which empowers Canadians to find health-care providers and health innovations they need. By using credible ratings, cost information and other criteria, it ensures that Canadians find their best match in a quick and easy manner.
The accelerator: British Columbia's Ministry of Health developed a Home Health Monitoring (HHM) program that uses virtual care technology to enable remote monitoring of patients from the comfort of their homes.