Surrey Innovation Awards

Surrey Innovation AwardsThe Surrey Innovation Awards celebrates, educates, and connects innovators across all industries by Surrey businesses and helps make Surrey a recognized hub of innovation by igniting a new narrative for our city, strengthening its economic future and building the spirit of innovation.

“It is Surrey’s innovative companies that will meet the challenges of the new economy, expanding opportunity in this great city and improving lives around the globe”
– Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade

Innovation Concepts:

  • Transforming ideas into commercial reality
  • Improving business processes
  • Tying academic research and developments into commercial reality
  • Innovation requires collaboration across a wide range of constituencies, including corporate leaders, start-up entrepreneurs, university leaders, faculty members, and students, investors, and public officials.


Nominations are now closed for 2020.


  1. Small Business Innovation Award
  2. Large Business Innovation Award
    These awards recognize a business or organization that has developed a new or improved technology, service, process or product by using creative methods and innovative thinking that has the potential to transform an industry sector or quality of life.
  3. Social Innovator Award
    Demonstrates an approach to finding creative and workable solutions for the complex social issues facing modern communities, particularly Surrey, and emphasizes good ideas alone are not enough to make the kind of progressive change that builds a better city.


Based on a possible maximum score of 100, each category will be awarded a maximum of 20 points:

  • Intellectual Achievement – The degree of intellectual achievement or quality of ingenious thinking and experiment to discover, create or conceive the innovation.
  • Uniqueness and Originality – Refers to the state of being original; the freshness of aspect, design or style utilized to produce the invention.
  • Development – Refers to the extent to which the idea or concept has been thought through to completion.
  • Commercialization – Refers to the degree of successful commercialization or quantifiable impact of the innovation.
  • Benefits – Refers to the economic and/or social benefit to Canada resulting from the innovation.


Please submit your nomination to:

Heather Booth
101-14439 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3R 1M1
T: 604.634.0341
F: 604.588.7549

Previous Winners


Live WELL Exercise Clinic


Firetech Manufacturing Ltd.


Small Business Category

NovaBio Rubber Green Rubber Technologies

Large Business Category

NeuroCatch Inc.


Clayton Glass


Excellence in Innovation Category: ARKTOS Developments Ltd.

Young Innovator Category: Focused Interiors



Small Business Category
Micromatter Technologies

Large Business Category

Young Innovator Category
Shawn Davis – Compy Inc.

Organization Category
West Coast Centre for Learning



Young Innovator Award
WINNER:  George Cheng, Empower Operations Corporation

Small Business Innovation Award
WINNER:  Vantek Innovations

Organization Innovation Award
WINNER:  Pacific Community Resources Society



Young Innovator Award
Winner: Sean Bindra

Excellence in Innovation Award
Winner: SOFTAC Systems Ltd.