Innovate BC helps foster innovation in B.C. so that British Columbians in all regions of the province can benefit from a thriving, sustainable, and inclusive innovation economy.
A Crown Agency of British Columbia, Innovate BC funds and delivers programs that support the growth of the B.C. economy by helping companies start and scale, train talent that meets labour market needs, and encourage technology development, commercialization, and adoption.
2021-2022 Impact Report
As a provincial agency charged with delivering high-impact programs that promote innovation across our economy, Innovate BC is a catalyst for making B.C. a global innovation leader.
Innovate BC is the connector of the B.C. tech ecosystem, creating opportunities and partnerships for innovators, entrepreneurs, and supporting organizations across the Province. New Ventures BC values our partnership with Innovate BC, which enables us to recognize and support tech start-ups of all stages, from idea to growth.
Executive Director, New Ventures BC
- Science Council of BC is born
- Renamed BC Innovation Council
- BC Regional Science & Technology Network launched
- First Ever New Ventures BC Awards
- $10K hiring grants launched
- 1,000 jobs created from accelerators
- Ignite program launched
First #BCTECHSummit - North America’s largest annual tech event
- Renamed Innovate BC
- BC Fast program launched
- 1,000 companies served through BC Acceleration Network
- COVID-19 recovery programs added