Global nod for Kelowna company
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 13, 2018 - Biz Releases

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A Kelowna-based educational startup has been nominated for a prestigious international award.

Agents of Discovery, a mobile gaming platform that uses augmented reality to educate and get youth active, is on the shortlist for one of the London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards.

The LBF is an annual, international publication conference that recognizes innovations in the global publishing world. Its excellence awards aim to “celebrate and showcase the wonderful activities of the rest of the world’s publishing activity.”

Nominees for this year’s awards hail from 27 different countries. Agents of Discovery is one of just two Canadian companies shortlisted. It’s competing in the Educational Initiatives category against Lughati, from the United Arab Emirates, and Quirky Kid, from Australia.

Mary Clark, Agents of Discovery’s CEO, says the company is “elated” that it’s been recognized.

“We are passionate about bringing innovative education to a global audience and are proud to be recognized for the work we have done,” she said.

“This is a testament to the strength of Canadian innovation, as well as Kelowna’s rapidly growing tech community,” added Tim Krupa, Agents of Discovery’s representative for the United Kingdom. “We’ve been thrilled by our success expanding into global markets, and we hope to continue to improve educational opportunities for children in Canada, the UK, and beyond.”

The award winners will be announced April 10 at The Conference Centre, in Olympia, London.

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