Save the Date — A One-Day Innovation and Funding Showcase
Innovate BC supports the development of ground-breaking technologies that are disrupting traditional industries in British Columbia. On September 25, 2023 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Innovate BC is bringing together an intimate group of industry, academia, and investors to forge partnerships and spark ideas to address the economic, social, and environmental problems that British Columbians face. This one-day innovation and funding showcase willfeature inspiring speakers and sessions, networking and pitching, and the announcement of over $1M in funding through our Ignite program.
#IGNITE will take attendees through the commercialization path, from development and validation to securing customers, while showcasing the support available to B.C. innovators at each stage and featuring success stories from those who have been there, done that. Key learnings attendees can expect to walk away with include how to: get your first customer, connect with investors, protect your intellectual property, and find collaborators.
The event will feature a keynote, panel discussions, a pitch event, and a Hall of Innovation showcasing the ground-breaking technologies that have been developed right here in B.C.
"Innovate BC is bringing entrepreneurs, academia, and investors together for #IGNITE where they’ll have the chance to connect and spark new ideas and solutions,” says Tomica Divic, Interim President + CEO of Innovate BC. “Our goal is for #IGNITE attendees to learn and make valuable connections and leave the day full of inspiration and drive to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.”
#IGNITE will finish off with a celebration as Innovate BC awards over $1M to local research and development projects working on critical solutions in the areas of natural resources and applied sciences. This annual award ceremony highlights the important work being done by B.C. companies in collaboration with B.C. universities. Learn more about the Ignite Awards here.