Posts by InnovationIsland

TELUS Technology Incubator

TELUS and CTI have launched InnOvaTion, the incubator for early stage IoT startups. The 8-week program will host 10 startups in both Calgary and Vancouver from January to March 2019. It will offer a combination of education and advice from TELUS, CTI and industry experts through classroom sessions, 1:1 advisory and fieldwork. By the end…

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#BCTECHSummit Tickets for Startups: 80% Off!

Startup Registration Application: this special pricing is provided for newly-emerged, entrepreneurial ventures in early stages of growth. Only 200 tickets for startups are available for $199 each (maximum 2 per startup). Apply as soon as possible or risk missing out! Source: #BCTECHSummit: The Reality Revolution

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2018 BC Technology Report Card – BC Tech

In partnership with KPMG, the BC Tech Association has released the latest instalment of the BC Technology Report Card for 2018; a comprehensive analysis that compares the BC tech sector against other sectors in the province and against tech sectors in other jurisdictions. Source: 2018 BC Technology Report Card – BC Tech

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Cloudhead wins VR Game of the Year!

The 2018 VR Awards ceremony took place October 16, 2018, in London, England and awarded the Vancouver Island-based Cloudhead Games one of the top honours. Amongst a wide-range of categories highlighting the year in virtual reality, was the highly sought-after VR Game of the Year with 13 finalists up for the award. This award category…

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Vancouver Island company to advance aerospace innovation and firefighting technology

Today the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Minister of Accessibility and Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Federal Recovery Efforts for the 2017 and 2018 British Columbia Wildfires, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced a repayable investment of nearly $3.4 million in Coulson Aircrane Ltd.,…

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East Side Games is Hiring!

East Side Games (ESG) is looking to add two crew members to their new Nanaimo office. Do you hold a strong understanding of F2P mobile game design? Are you an expert in creating engaging, detailed and balanced games? Check out the details on ESG’s Senior Game Designer role. Or maybe you have technical experience in…

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Vancouver Island Receives Foreign Trade Zone Designation – Canada.ca

Designating Vancouver Island as an FTZ Point aligns with the Government of Canada’s priorities to help businesses compete in international markets and global value chains. With Canada’s unmatched investment climate, duty-free manufacturing tariff regime and low corporate taxes, Vancouver Island will continue to play a key role as a strategic location for international trade. Source:…

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We’re Talking Tech in Powell River!

The PR Creative Economy & Innovation Initiative is hosting Innovation Island for a Tech Talk with Graham Truax on September 26. Tech Talk seeks to engage with local Municipal Officials, Chambers of Commerce, SMB’s, Ec Dev organizations and other interested community members and serves to provide a foundational understanding of the effects of the growing…

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