COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

 

Mitacs - Through Mitacs-Accelerate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from over 50 universities apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges. Armed with the very latest tools, techniques, and innovations, the intern (a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) brings a new perspective to the problem faced by the industry partner.

BCIC Access BC - BCIC’s Access BC program enables BC technology entrepreneurs to participate in and attend key programs, conferences and events that take place outside of their region. The purpose of the program is to provide BC entrepreneurs with access to relevant key learning and growth opportunities, typically beyond reach, benefitting the company right here in BC. Through a contribution toward travel and related expenses, Access BC helps to level the playing field for BC entrepreneurs by making it possible to access these valuable opportunities throughout BC, Canada and abroad.

NRC-IRAP - Innovation and funding services customized to your specific needs. Our goal? To help you accelerate the growth of your business through innovation and technology.

NSERC - NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

SDTC - SDTC is a not-for-profit foundation created by the Government of Canada. It finances and supports development and demonstration of clean technologies that provide solutions to issues related to climate change, clean air, water and soil quality, delivering economic, environmental and health benefits to Canadians.

Canadian Foundation for Innovation - The CFI has established a rigorous, competitive and independent merit-review process that rewards excellence. The CFI relies on experts from across Canada and around the world to ensure that only the very best projects receive funding. CFI funding is awarded to institutions, not individual researchers, and all funding proposals must support an institution’s strategic research plan.

BCRSTN - The BC Regional Science & Technology Network (BCRSTN) is a not-for-profit society whose members work within their regions to enhance the application of science and technology to aid the growth and development of innovative businesses in regional BC.

Wavefront - As Canada’s wireless business accelerator and knowledge centre, Wavefront has what its members need to grow their businesses: a nation-wide presence, long term support, deep wireless expertise, and strategic partnerships that are second to-none. Through high-impact connections, dedicated wireless expertise, valuable technical and physical infrastructure, and direct access to overseas markets, Wavefront delivers the know-how necessary for wireless businesses to confidently grow.