Innovate BC awarded $2.3M to eight research and development projects last week at the Ignite awards. These teams of academia and industry are creating game-changing innovations that are improving lives for British Columbians.
Winning projects are working on solutions in the areas of clean transportation, mining, solar energy, pharmaceuticals, soil conservation, drone technology, and advanced materials.
It was a wonderful night celebrating innovation and collaboration, nurturing future partnerships, and fostering conversations across sectors.
Congratulations to all the winners! And a huge thank you to our award presenters and all who attended.
Flip through photos from the event below.
Learn more about the Ignite program
Each year Innovate BC’s Ignite program selects research projects in the natural resources and applied sciences, awarding up to $300,000 per project. To date it has funded 41 projects for a total value of $10.7M.