Announcing ventureLAB’s 2021 AGM Award Recipients
June 8, 2022
Each year, ventureLAB recognizes innovators within our ecosystem who have delivered excellence and resilience.
Company of the Year Award
ventureLAB’s Company of the Year Award is presented to a company that is leading the way through their technology or innovation, or breaking down barriers to rapidly progress and achieve significant growth. In selecting our winner, we look for funding received; revenue generated; jobs created; and diversity of gender, ethnicity, age, or other underrepresented groups (for both founder and team).
2021 Recipient: Open Ocean Robotics
Open Ocean Robotics uses solar powered autonomous boats to provide real time information to protect our oceans by improving ship fuel efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and cracking down on illegal fishing. This data can also be used to detect and clean up oil spills, understand the ocean’s impact on climate change and our coastal communities, and safeguard the Arctic.
“We are deeply honoured to receive this award,” says CEO and Co-Founder, Julie Angus. “It’s a tribute to our outstanding team who continues to push boundaries advancing our solar-powered autonomous boat to perform in some of the world’s toughest environments and collect data that is essential to protecting our oceans. We’re very grateful to ventureLAB for their support in helping us prepare for our upcoming venture raise as well as their technical guidance for our hardware engineering team.”