Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre awarded BCIT Applied Research and the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team the 2020 Cleantech Educational Institution Award at the inaugural Cleantech Awards Show at the Globe 2020 Forum in Vancouver on February 11, 2020.
Foresight 1st annual BC Cleantech Awards award program celebrates organizations and thought leaders from throughout the BC cleantech ecosystem who are making an impact in everything cleantech.
“British Columbia has a growing reputation as a launchpad for rapidly building and scaling clean technology companies, and our success as an industry is a result of the work, passion, and dedication of BC’s leaders and up-and-coming game-changers. We are very pleased to honour BCIT Applied Research with this award,” said Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight.
“The Smart Microgrid Research Team is championing the cleantech future of BC and Canada with projects like Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Electric Vehicle Charging Station Demonstration Project and their work with the Remote Community Micro Grid Project.” Said Dr. Kim Dotto, BCIT Dean Applied Research and Centre for Applied Research and Innovation “Our researchers are committed to pushing the envelope and bringing concepts of sustainability and green initiatives to the forefront.”
About BCIT Applied Research
Applied research provides innovative solutions to real-world challenges of business and industry, helping them increase their competitive strength and productivity. Our researchers use a collaborative and technology-based approach to problem-solving that provides accelerated solutions that benefit society today. Drawing on faculty from more than 200 technical programs within six BCIT schools, the full-time research staff of our Applied Research groups MAKE+, SMART, and NRG, we can assemble project teams with multi-disciplinary skills and expertise.