BIZ NOTES: Surrey startup earns award for ‘smart’ battery system

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ElectriQ's “smart” battery system works with both alternative and traditional energy systems.

ElectriQ's “smart” battery system works with both alternative and traditional energy systems.

SURREY — Local company ElectriQ Power Labs Canada, a green tech startup, earned a “Tommy Award” at the World Entrepreneur Forum in Victoria this past weekend for its “smart” battery system that works with both alternative and traditional energy systems.

“This is just fantastic,” said Robert Webster, President of ElectrIQ . “Our IQ System has been extremely well-received, and we’ve already filled pre-orders for several thousand units.”

ElectrIQ is a technology company developing hardware and software solutions for the cleantech space and is currently acquiring new office space in the SFU Surrey complex.

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Coast Capital Savings’ 15th annual Charity Golf Tournament at Surrey’s Northview Golf and Country Club raised $260,250 for mental health research, bringing the total contribution of the annual fundraiser for mental health research to nearly $2.3 million.

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Winners of the 2016 Surrey Environiment & Business Awards were announced at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on Sept. 15.

Four awards were presented to Surrey Board of Trade members, or Surrey-based businesses, that have “demonstrated exceptional dedication to environmental leadership and/or issues,” according to SBOT. “The award recipients are guided by a sense of respect for the environment.”

The winners were: Compy Inc. (Small Business Award); Mansonville Plastics Group of Companies (Medium Business Award); Vancity Credit Union (Large Business Award); and Cascades Recovery Inc. (Circular Economy Award).

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