By: Cleantech Canada Staff VIA: Clean Tech Canada VANCOUVER—The B.C. Innovation Council (BCIC), a provincial crown agency that funds market-driven innovation, announced Feb. 8 the winners for the second Ignite Awards, handed out to projects that bring economic and social value to society. The two of the three projects honoured this year are providing environmentally friendly … Continued
Money, Capital, Funding – Do we have your attention?
Applications are now open for the #BCTECH Summit’s Investment Showcase! The Investment Showcase is an exclusive deal flow event happening on March 15th. How do you know if this is the RIGHT pitch event to be a part of? If your answer is YES to any of the below, then it is… Are you a … Continued
BC Innovation Council Appoints Shirley Vickers as President & CEO
News Release For Immediate Release Vickers set to drive innovation in all industries across the province BRITISH COLUMBIA—The Board of Directors of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), a Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia, today announced that Shirley Vickers has been appointed BCIC’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.
#BCTECH Success Stories: Programming and a Permanent Residence
Via: BCIC Published Date: June 20, 2016 At Wavefront, standards are high. They regularly hire co-op students, but chose only elite candidates. “We run a tight filter here,” said VP of technology and operations Alan Swain. “We are looking for staff with the very best technical and interpersonal skills, so they can handle the technical work … Continued
Meet Our Spring 2016 Venture Acceleration Program Cohort!
Wavefront is happy to announce this year’s 2016 spring Venture Acceleration Program cohort: Switchboard Switchboard aims to provide shippers with a platform to find, hire, and pay trucking companies. Switchboard will automate the processes behind finding, contracting, and paying truck fleets for hauling freight from the shipper to the receiver. Kootour Software Kootour connects … Continued
BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative Program
Wavefront is funding another round of the BCIC Innovation Skills Initiative and will be accepting applications. Interested companies should complete the Excel application and return it to Wavefront-ISI@wavefront.ca/accelerator. Program Overview and Objectives The BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative is cultivating future technology leaders by bridging the innovation and entrepreneurial gap. It enables students to build desired … Continued
New BCIC Program, Ignite, Offers Research Funding
BCIC Ignite provides funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia. The program provides awards of up to $300,000 to consortia that are conducting research leading to commercializable projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry. Program Overview Focus: Proposals must involve the … Continued
BC Tech Co-op Grants Program Announces Expanded Access
The BC Tech Co-op Grants Program has been expanded to make it even easier for BC companies to hire a co-op student. The program has been extended to larger companies and more industries, for longer terms. What’s new?
How B.C. Businesses Can Innovate And Grow Throughout 2016
By: Nikolas Badminton Via: Huffington Post Publish Date: December 30, 2015 It seems like every business has an innovative product or service, or are adopting innovation mindsets to help level up to survive and thrive in a world where margins are getting thinner and customers are overwhelmed with choice. And, for many B.C.-based businesses, adopting this … Continued
Build your business at #BCTECH Summit 2016
Over two days in January, the #BCTECH Summit will help BC tech companies attract customers, connect with investors, network with government representatives and build their brand. Here’s how you can take advantage of these opportunities. Meet one-on-one with customers, potential suppliers and government procurement specialists in B2B Meetings. Apply now to take part in … Continued