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Innovate BC Awards over $1M to Four BC R&D Projects

JUNE 17, 2021

Innovate BC announced $1,075,000 awarded to four BC research and development projects. The funding, through Innovate BC’s Ignite program, is accelerating the commercialization of the following biotech, cleantech, mining and robotics projects.

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Innovate BC Awards $325,000 for Three BC Aquaculture Innovations

MAY 6, 2021

Innovate BC and the B.C. government announced the award of $325,000 to three BC aquaculture innovations in yesterday’s inaugural Aquaculture Innovation Awards event.

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StrongerBC program creates new jobs, opportunities

BC GOV NEWS | APRIL 13, 2021

The Province is providing more than 5,000 youth and young adults across British Columbia with access to skills training and well-paid jobs through the almost $45-million StrongerBC Future Leaders Program.

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Innovate BC CEO Raghwa Gopal Featured in The Courageous Move

APRIL 6, 2021

Innovate BC is proud to announce President & CEO, Raghwa Gopal will be featured in upcoming book, The Courageous Move which profiles successful Canadian Immigrants.

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New Innovate BC board chair appointed

BC GOV NEWS | MARCH 19, 2021

Andrew Petter has been named the new chair of Innovate BC’s board of directors, effective Friday, March 19, 2021.

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New Ventures BC opens applications for 2021 competition

BETAKIT | MARCH 17, 2021

New Ventures BC has opened applications for its 21st annual tech startup competition, sponsored by Innovate BC. Applications close on April 12 at 10pm PST.

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$325,000 in Awards for BC’s Top Aquaculture Solutions

MARCH 3, 2021

On May 5, 2021 The B.C. government and Innovate BC will award three prizes at the first-ever Aquaculture Innovation Awards event.

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Innovate BC Awards $900,000 to Three BC Research Projects

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

Innovate BC announced $900,000 awarded for three BC research projects. The funding, through Innovate BC’s Ignite program, accelerates the commercialization of the following three cleantech, mining and biotech projects.

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‘Roadmap out of COVID-19’: Innovate BC’s program helping businesses recover

KELOWNA CAPITAL NEWS | JANUARY 26, 2021

More help is on the way for small to medium businesses as local economies try to recover from the effects of COVID-19. 

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Innovate BC offers boost to those growing their business online

THE WILLIAMS LAKE TRIBUNE | JANUARY 25, 2021

InnovateBC offers business owners COVID-19 recovery programming including digital skills hiring grants, no-cost business coaching, access to local connections and more.

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B.C. pilot program launches to help small businesses weather COVID

SURREY NOW-LEADER | JANUARY 19, 2021

The Digital Economy Rapid Response and Resiliency Program aims to provide B.C. entrepreneurs with a plan for economic resiliency in 2021.

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Benefits of Hiring & Training Youth Workers

INNOVATORS BY BCJOBS | DECEMBER 2, 2020

Not only is youth hiring funded by Innovate BC's government-funded programs, young workers often offer fresh and creative perspectives, allowing your company to see things that are sometimes overlooked.

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Innovate BC injects COVID funding into tech

ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY | OCTOBER 7, 2020

Some tech companies based in British Columbia can expect to get a positive injection from COVID-19, as Innovate BC, a government agency organized to support innovation in British Columbia, has received extra funding to share with businesses as pandemic relief. 

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Innovate BC awards $1.2M in funding through its Ignite Program

JUNE 17, 2020

Innovate BC, the government agency that helps tech ventures start, scale, and stay in British Columbia, has awarded $1.2M to four B.C.-based research projects through its Ignite Program.

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Amidst a global pandemic, innovation persists

BCBUSINESS | JUNE 8, 2020

Across Canada, our approach to flattening the curve has been a communal effort between our governments, communities, and private sector. And these efforts have been enhanced and accelerated by our country’s world-renowned tech sector.

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Innovate BC-Mitacs partnership drives business solutions for COVID-19

MAY 21, 2020

In order to fast-track solutions to COVID-19 and mitigate its adverse economic impacts, Mitacs and Innovate BC are partnering to support business in the province of British Columbia.

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2020 New Ventures BC Competition Accepting Applications

MARCH 5, 2020

The 2020 New Ventures Competition, presented by Innovate BC, is officially underway. 

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The #BCTECHSummit returns

June 1-2, 2020

DECEMBER 12, 2019

The #BCTECHSummit, powered by Innovate BC, the largest annual tech conference in Western Canada, returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre on June 1 & 2, 2020.

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Ignite Program awards $448,000 to clean + biotech research

NOVEMBER 14, 2019

 Innovate BC, the crown agency that supports the province’s thriving innovation sector, has awarded two B.C.-based research projects with a total of $448,000 through its Ignite Program

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Innovate BC awards more than $600,000 to clean, bio and marine tech companies

MARCH 7, 2019

Innovate BC has awarded $613,850 in round six of its Ignite Program to spark the commercialization of technologies that will solve industry problems in the natural resources and applied sciences.

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Innovate BC announces Raghwa Gopal as new President and CEO

JANUARY 28, 2019

The Board of Directors of Innovate BC is pleased to announce the appointment of Raghwa Gopal as the organization’s new President and CEO, effective February 15, 2019.

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Innovate BC awards nearly $1M to accelerate commercialization of innovative research projects

OCTOBER 12, 2018

Innovate BC has awarded $944,600 through its Ignite program to spark the commercialization of technologies that will solve industry problems in natural resources and applied sciences.

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