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Ecopia AI Named to Canadian Sustainability Changemaker List

May 8, 2023 - Ecopia AI is pleased to announce its recognition by SDTC as one of ten organizations driving sustainability innovation with a global impact.

May 8, 2023 – Toronto – Today, Ecopia AI (Ecopia) is pleased to announce its recognition by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) as one of ten companies driving sustainability innovation with a global impact.

Each year, SDTC recognizes ten organizations demonstrating outstanding growth and a commitment to environmental and economic benefits to society as Sustainability Changemakers. Ecopia is proud to be named to the 2023 list among other leading Canadian companies developing global sustainability solutions.Ecopia and the other 2023 Sustainability Chanagemakers were selected by SDTC based on a rigorous evaluation process using the following set of criteria:

  • Steady annual revenues of over $10 million;
  • A compound annual growth rate of 20% or more over the last three years;
  • Sustainable benefits and impact measured per SDTC’s proprietary methods of quantifying environmental benefits;
  • A global footprint; and
  • A Canadian presence and contribution to the local economy: at least 50% of the workforce and significant operations must be Canada-based, and the company must demonstrate job growth.

Specifically, Ecopia was selected due to the company’s extensive work with global organizations across both the public and private sectors. Ecopia’s comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date mapping data powers mission critical geospatial solutions for a wide variety of sustainability use cases, including climate resilience strategy development, solar panel installation, and green infrastructure planning. 

“Ecopia’s high-precision data products and HD Vector Maps are putting Canada on the map! By leveraging AI, Ecopia continues to digitize the world. From providing data to support high-speed internet access across rural Canada to creating the first comprehensive digital map of sub-Saharan Africa, Ecopia is creating change locally and globally. Congratulations Ecopia on being a Canadian Sustainability Changemaker of 2023.” - Leah Lawrence, President and CEO of SDTC

“We are honored to be selected by SDTC as a leader in sustainability innovation,” said Jon Lipinski, Co-founder and President at Ecopia. “Ecopia is on a mission to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges, particularly those related to sustainability, by leveraging the latest advancements in AI. We’re excited to be recognized along with other leading Canadian companies with similar goals.”

Learn more about SDTC’s list of 2023 Sustainability Changemakers here.

For more information on Ecopia, click here. To view our HD map samples, click here.


About SDTC
At SDTC, we support companies attempting to do extraordinary things. From initial funding to educational support and peer learning to market integration, we are invested in helping our small and medium-sized businesses grow into successful companies that employ Canadians from coast to coast to coast. We are relentlessly focused on supporting our companies to grow and scale in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The innovations we fund help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges: climate change, regeneration through the circular economy, and the well-being of humans in the communities they live in and the natural environment they interact with. For more information, visit

About Ecopia AI
Ecopia is on a mission to create a digital twin of the Earth. We leverage artificial intelligence to convert high-resolution imagery into high-definition (HD) vector maps. These maps form a digital representation of reality and are embedded into decision-making applications, offering unique insight at scale. Ecopia’s HD vector maps are leveraged for hundreds of commercial and government applications across over 100 countries around the world. 

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