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GTEx Forum Covers Power Infrastructure in Vancouver

September 8th, 2014 by NVBC Admin

The GreenTech Exchange (GTEx) is hosting their next forum on Wednesday September 24th.

Recent earthquakes and the growing energy demand highlights the importance of finding solutions for improving power efficiency and resiliency.

In an effort to put microgrid applications into context, the September GTEx Forum will focus on three themes: legacy systems, disaster recovery and remote communities. Read more

Announcing the 2014 Top 10 Finalist Companies

August 28th, 2014 by NVBC Admin

The BCIC-New Ventures Competition started with 125+ companies and today we’ve narrowed the field to ten finalist startup technology companies that will pitch for over $300,000+ in cash and prizes.

The ten finalist companies have completed three jury rounds, attended education seminars, and met with business mentors to reach this point. All companies will now pitch in-person to a private jury on September 11th and 12th. Read more

Are you an Innovative BC Company Interested in Funding?

August 26th, 2014 by NVBC Admin

Are you an innovative B.C. company? There is a wide-range of government and government-funded programs available that are supporting innovative companies across the province. Programs include:

  • Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative. WINN’s first intake resulted in support for 27 projects in western Canada, with 12 B.C. companies receiving over $8 million in funding commitments;
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada’s Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). The most recent BCIP call for proposals resulted in 72 pre-qualified innovations, with 9 innovations from B.C. companies;
  • Mitacs full suite of programs, which placed over 400 grad students and post-doc fellows in internships with B.C. companies over the last three years.

You’re invited to learn more about commercialization funding, and how these programs can help your business move its next great idea from the work bench to the marketplace. Upcoming Government of Canada information sessions across BC include: Read more