Upbrella Construction wins PwC Canada’s disruptor award


Last week, PwC Canada announced the winners of its Vision to Reality Awards.

The Vision to Reality Awards celebrate Canadian entrepreneurship at all levels, and is split into three categories: the disruptor, which recognizes companies with under $25 million in revenue; the builder, for companies with $25 million to $50 million in revenue; and the visionary, for companies with $500 million in revenue.

The winner of the disruptor category was Upbrella Construction, which is developing crane-less roof technology equipped with lifting actuators, handling equipments, and a protective enclosure.

The winner of the builder category was Humber River Hospital, considered North America’s first fully-digital hospital with automated processes and improved communication processes. The visionary winner was named McKesson Canada’s RelayHealth, a web-based interface that provides complete and secure information flow between patients and all their health care providers.

“Congratulations to all 2017 Vision to Reality Innovator of the Year Award winners and finalists. We are here to celebrate the drive and creativity of Canadian organizations who have led the charge in reshaping their industry,” said Tahir Ayub, managing partner of markets and industries at PwC Canada. “The winners and finalists are the kind of organizations Canada needs to compete on a global stage and show how innovation can help solve everyday problems. Let’s see more Canadian businesses step up their innovation focus!”

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Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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