Victoria, BC, February 22, 2021 – Open Ocean Robotics is proud to announce that the company’s CEO, Julie Angus, won the Industry Icon Award for Cleantech CEO at the BC Cleantech Awards hosted by Foresight in a virtual ceremony held February 18.
The Industry Icon Award selects “someone who has made a significant impact and is changing the world of cleantech.”
“I am honoured and humbled to receive this recognition. We have a remarkable Cleantech community in BC, and I am excited about continuing to grow cleantech opportunities in the blue economy,” said Julie Angus. “I’m grateful for the support of the cleantech community and organizations like Foresight, who have been instrumental in our company’s success.”
“The Industry Icon award recognizes leadership, innovative spirit and impact, which we feel Julie exemplifies,” says Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight. “We are pleased to have supported Open Ocean Robotics’ journey to-date, and look forward to their continued success.”
The Industry Icon Award is one of 12 awards in the BC Cleantech Awards that recognize individuals, companies and organizations for their contribution to British Columbia’s thriving cleantech community. Last year’s winner was Jonathon Rhone, serial cleantech entrepreneur, CEO of Axine Water Technologies, and chair of the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance. Over a hundred nominations were received for this year’s awards and the three other CEOs selected as finalists for the Industry Icon Award were Manoj Singh of Acuva Technologies Inc., Eric Tamm of This Fish, and Wal van Lierop of Chrysalix Venture Capital.
“We applaud and congratulate all winners and finalists, and look forward to continuing our work in advancing the cleantech industry through our solar-powered uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs),” said Colin Angus, CTO of Open Ocean Robotics.
About Open Ocean Robotics
Open Ocean Robotics produces energy-harvesting uncrewed surface vehicles (USV) equipped with sensors, cameras and monitoring equipment to make oceanic observations and instantly relay them. We offer a safer, more efficient and affordable way of collecting ocean data compared to conventional crewed vessels. Using solar power, our boats produce zero greenhouse gases, noise pollution nor risk of oil spills, and can travel non-stop for months on end, always on and always collecting information, transforming how we research and protect our ocean.
About the BC Cleantech Awards
The annual BC Cleantech Awards celebrate innovators, leaders and organizations from throughout the BC cleantech ecosystem. These awards highlight the very best work in our industry. We’re looking for the most inspiring and innovative people who not only deliver extraordinary results but do it with heart and make the whole province proud.
For more information please contact:
Sam Davies, Communications Lead at Open Ocean Robotics, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://openoceanrobotics.com where you can find more resources on uncrewed surface vehicles.