New Ventures BC

News about the New Ventures BC competition and seminar series


New NRC-IRAP Funding Program Announced

The new Business Innovation Access Program (BIAP) has been announced by the National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC- IRAP), and is a fantastic opportunity for Canadian SMEs to accelerate their business.

BIAP provides funding support to help companies’ access business and technical services needed to accelerate the commercialization of their innovative products and services. Read more

Webcast & Presentation Slides for Seminar 1: Assessing the Opportunity with Ralph Turfus


And our 14th seminar series begins this week!

This year, our seminars will be webcast live – WATCH WEBCAST (6:30pm-9:00pm, April 2nd).

Presentation slides for Seminar 1: Assessing the Opportunity with Ralph Turfus are now available here: 2014_Turfus (pdf).

Technical issues with the webcast? See tech specs below.



Technical Requirements For Viewing SFU’s Streaming Video Webcasts

Adobe Flash Player 10 is required to view SFU’s streaming video webcasts.  Please ensure you have the most recent version of the free Adobe Flash Player, and that your computer meets the minimum system requirements.

Once you have installed/updated Adobe Flash Player, please confirm that your computer is up to specification by viewing our sample webcast.

Please note that a high speed internet connection is required for reliable viewing (minimum 500kbps download speed, maximum 200ms “ping” or latency).  Also, you must ensure that you are not behind a firewall that is blocking certain required ports (80, 443, and 1935; you can check to see if these ports are open here).  If you have any ports that are blocked, you will need to contact your local system administrator or internet service provider well ahead of time and make arrangements to have them opened.