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Geotab named as a winner on the Canadian Business New Innovators List

Published on February 7, 2022

Canadian Business and the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship release the first-ever New Innovators List

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TORONTO - February 7, 2022 - Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, today announced that it has been listed as a winner on the Canadian Business New Innovators List. Presented by Canadian Business (CB) and the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), the New Innovators List celebrates 50 trailblazing companies that are challenging the status quo and redefining what it means to be truly innovative — with great products and services, progressive leadership and forward-thinking social and environmental initiatives. 


Unveiled on and in the Winter 2022 issue of Canadian Business magazine, the inaugural list recognizes an overall Top 10 New Innovators, plus an additional 40 companies that excel in the following categories:

  • Environment: planet-first businesses that show how green is good
  • Innovation: businesses that foster a culture of challenging the status quo
  • People: companies that prioritize—and track—diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Impact Intentionality: organizations that think through what they do and how it affects the world

“We are honored to be named on the first Canadian Business New Innovators List,” said Geotab CEO, Neil Cawse. “At Geotab we have a shared goal, to positively impact our community and the world around us. Achieving this goal includes continuously improving the way we live and work, but also helping other companies and organizations do better, so that together we can do better for each other and our planet.“


As a leader in connected transportation, Geotab is uniquely positioned to champion measures aimed at fighting climate change. In November of 2021, Geotab released its inaugural Sustainability Report, which outlined Geotab’s goals and approach as it works to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. By implementing an achievable and measurable climate action plan, Geotab has the opportunity to make impactful changes in moving towards a more sustainable future. 


“It is our collective responsibility to leave the world a better place than we found it. And while Geotab’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality is critical, the real impact Geotab can have is helping decarbonize the transport sector,” continued Cawse. “The transportation industry is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and by providing data-insights and green technologies, Geotab can help fleets around the world change their habits and help transition towards a net-zero carbon future.” 


The first-ever CB New Innovators List was produced by Canadian Business in partnership with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E). Companies applied for consideration in August and September of 2021 via an online application survey. Participating companies were evaluated by Canadian Business and the BII+E research team on several qualitative and quantitative criteria related to innovation, environment, impact intentionality and diversity, equity and inclusion. Nominations for the 2023 New Innovators List will open in the summer of 2022.




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Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the cloud and providing data-driven analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab's open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. As an IoT hub, the in-vehicle device provides additional functionality through IOX Add-Ons. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to help customers improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes. Geotab’s products are represented and sold worldwide through Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit and follow us @GEOTAB and onLinkedIn.