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February 2nd 2017 at 09:00 AM
#BCTECH Summit – Counting down the weeks!
#BCTECH Summit – Counting down the weeks! February 2, 2017 As the #BCTECH Summit creeps closer and closer, Innovation Island is getting excited to be part of BC’s largest tech conference.  On March 14th and 15th, the #BCTECH Summit will take over the Vancouver Convention Centre (and...
January 23rd 2017 at 08:25 AM
BCIC's Regional Innovation Opportunity (Nanaimo)
Attend the Regional Innovation Opportunity in Nanaimo, Hosted by BC Innovation Council March 6, 2017 | 8:00am Vancouver Island Conference Centre Industry, government, and regional stakeholders, plus BC companies and innovators are invited to the Regional Innovation Opportunity in Nanaimo. The...
November 28th 2016 at 01:16 PM
BC's "mad computer scientists" revolutionizing the video gaming industry
BC’s “mad computer scientists” revolutionizing the video gaming industry #BCTECHStrategy BCTECH Stories When Conan Reis, founder of SkookumScript, told colleagues in the video gaming industry that he was writing a new programming language, they told him he was nuts. That’s when his...
November 18th 2016 at 10:20 AM
Canadian Videogame Awards (CVA) Results
Canadian Videogame Awards (CVA) Results published by CGMagazine November 16, 2016 The eyes of the entire game industry were on Montreal, QC. for the Canadian Videogame Awards (or known as the CVA) on Nov 16, 2016. As the third largest producer of videogame content in the world, the purpose...
August 22nd 2016 at 01:55 PM
Canada-BC Job Grant provides $9.6 million to help businesses train employees
Canada-BC Job Grant provides $9.6 million to help businesses train employees News Release August 22, 2016 The Province of British Columbia now has $9.6 million in Canada-BC Job Grant funding available to help employers provide skills training to current or new employees.   Employers and...
August 9th 2016 at 11:49 AM
Atrium Fund Throws Light on Tech Startups
Atrium Fund Throws Light on Tech Startups FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9th, 2016 Kelowna, BC – High tech entrepreneurs will be getting a jumpstart with the introduction of Atrium Ventures VCC Inc. (Atrium), a $5,000,000 investment fund dedicated to nurturing early stage companies in BC’s...
August 3rd 2016 at 11:10 AM
BC Innovation Council Appoints Shirley Vickers as President & CEO
BC Innovation Council Appoints Shirley Vickers as President & CEO Vickers set to drive innovation in all industries across the province BCIC News Release August 3, 2016 BRITISH COLUMBIA—The Board of Directors of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), a Crown Agency of the Province of British...
July 17th 2016 at 05:54 PM
Women moving to disrupt male-heavy tech industry
Women moving to disrupt male-heavy tech industry By Tamsyn Burgmann | The Canadian Press July 17, 2016 VANCOUVER – Technology entrepreneur Tammy Meyers does a mental count every time she attends a business conference promoting the augmented reality company she co-founded. Almost always, she’s...
July 15th 2016 at 05:38 PM
Opinion: Now is the time for BC to get serious about innovation
Opinion: Now is the time for B.C. to get serious about innovation Greg Caws | July 15, 2016 Published by the Vancouver Sun In a precarious global environment, B.C. is experiencing sustained economic growth. The unemployment rate is an impressive 5.8 per cent, the lowest in the country, according...
July 12th 2016 at 06:15 PM
The Province and B.C.’s technology industry join forces to meet labour needs
The Province and B.C.’s technology industry join forces to meet labour needs BC Government News Release July 12, 2016 The B.C. government announced today nearly $600,000 towards a partnership with key technology industry partners to study the labour market needs in the tech sector. Led by...