Posts by InnovationIsland

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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Tech & Innovation in Campbell River

Calling all Campbell River Technologists, Innovators and Entrepreneurs! In conjunction with the CRadvantage program, the City of Campbell River has teamed up with Innovation Island to conduct a Technology Attraction Strategy. The purpose of this initiative is to evaluate how the existing technology sector within the region can be expanded and how new technology-based companies,…

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ICET ELECTS NEW BOARD AND EXECUTIVE

COURTENAY – At its most recent Board meeting on August 24th, the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) elected Josie Osborne, Mayor of Tofino, as its new Chair. Mayor Aaron Stone of Ladysmith was elected Vice-Chair, Mayor Andy Adams of Campbell River as Treasurer, Provincial Appointee Dallas Smith as Director at large and Bill Veenhof of…

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The Digital and Data-driven Economy

August 20, 2018, Nanaimo, BC:  As part of the national digital and data consultations, Innovation Island Technology Association (“IITA”) hosted a roundtable discussion with The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. We would like to extend a warm thank you to the team that helped pull this event together and…

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