Innovate BC’s President + CEO Recognized for Contributions to B.C. Innovation Ecosystem

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November 25, 2022

Innovate BC is proud to share that President + CEO, Raghwa Gopal, has recently been recognized with two prestigious awards.  

In a ceremony on November 18, at the 8th annual Drishti Awards Gala, Drishi Magazine presented Gopal with the Innovation in Science and Technology award at a spectacular evening of celebration and recognition.  

On October 7, DARPAN Magazine hosted its 12th Annual Awards in the company of esteemed social, business, and political elites. Yves Giroux, Vice President, and Perminder Chohan, Managing Director at Desjardins Financial presented the Corporate Engagement Award to Gopal. Learn more here. 

A recognized leader in B.C.’s tech and innovation community with extensive experience starting, growing and selling numerous businesses, Raghwa Gopal joined Innovate BC as President + CEO in 2019. Under his leadership, Innovate BC is delivering high-impact programs that foster innovation across B.C.’s economy, with a focus on accelerating sustainable solutions – from cleantech, agritech and more – to the problems faced by British Columbians and around the world. He has also been instrumental in leading efforts to secure funding from multiple sources to help the Province advance it’s innovation agenda as well as leading programs that supported hundreds of local businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“I am humbled by this recognition,” says Raghwa Gopal, President + CEO of Innovate BC. “It’s an honour to come to work and get to foster and celebrate innovation every day. I’m privileged to work with an amazing team and partners in our ecosystem that are helping to drive innovation in B.C. I look forward to continuing to build a strong, inclusive, and sustainable sector.” 

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