New Ventures BC

News about the New Ventures BC competition and seminar series


Are you an Innovative BC Company Interested in Funding?

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

SDTC Hosting Workshops to Help Bring Clean Technologies to Market

SDTCSustainable Developement Technology Canada (SDTC) invests in late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies by Canadian companies in a range of innovative solutions across all industries.

The SDTC Virtual Incubator Workshops target entrepreneurs with early-stage clean technologies who plan on applying to SDTC for funding and provide those entrepreneurs and prospective applicants with key information and practical guidance to prepare a quality SOI submission. Read more

The British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) Wants Your Input

The British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) is sponsoring a research project to evaluate the gaps in BCIC’s support for technology innovators.

The project will also help the BCIC plan new programs and initiatives to address the identified gaps and create opportunities for technology innovators to improve their competitiveness in key sectors. The sectors currently under study are agri-foods, mining, forestry, and oil and gas. Read more

Seminar Slides: Capital Planning


Thanks for attending our workshop on Capital Planning. Thanks to our great speakers and big thanks to Kool Projects and Drive for your extra participation!

Video coming soon, slides below:

Jonathan Bixby, GrowLab slides (pdf)

Megan Griffith, NSERC slides (pdf)

Simon Backer, NRC-IRAP slides (pdf)

Thealzel Lee, E-Fund slides (pdf)