– SUPPORT FOR REGIONAL BUSINESSES – THE DIGITAL ECONOMY RESTART, RECOVER, REIMAGINE PROGRAM (DER3) “Helping small/medium businesses enter or expand into the Digital Economy”   NANAIMO, July 30, 2020 DER3 Program Overview In April 2020, in partnership with Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET), Innovation Island Technology Association (IITA) launched the Digital Economy Restart, Recover, Reimagine Program…

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INTRODUCING THE DIGITAL ECONOMY RAPID RESPONSE RECOVERY PROGRAM (DER3) “Helping connect Small and Medium Businesses who want to enter or expand into the “Digital Economy”  now and post – COVID19” DER3 PROGRAM OVERVIEW In partnership with Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET), Innovation Island Technology Association (IITA) is honoured to launch the Digital Economy Rapid Response…

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Dear Friends, Clients and Associates, I hope you and your loved ones are all well in this time of uncertainty with respect to COVID-19. I recognize that we are all being bombarded with news & information, but I feel compelled to provide a few reflections on what I’m seeing from my vantage point given the…

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“Kranked Bikes, based in Gibsons, BC has been an Innovation Island client since 2016. They are redefining the freedom and downhill experience of high-end mountain biking with their proprietary, patent-pending electric motor kits. Their market-leading product is a removable, plug-and-ride, power-train and battery kit that quickly converts any high-end mountain bike (MTB) into a powerful,…

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On behalf of our Board I would like to announce the appointment of Jennifer Hufnagel to the position of General Manager at Innovation Island.  Jennifer is taking over from Chelsea Pedersen who was with the organization for 10 years.  Chelsea has teamed up with Paris Gaudet at ACETECH​ so we’re looking forward to future collaborations in the Provincial tech ecosystem with two of…

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A big THANK YOU to Douglas Magazine and Andrew Findlay for a fun [somewhat unplugged] retrospective on Innovation Island and the wonderful journey that we’ve been on with our Amazing Clients! None of this would be happening without the support of INNOVATE BC and the Venture Acceleration Program (VAP). Source: Graham Truax, The Startup Whisperer from Innovation Island – Douglas Magazine

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Coulson Ice Blast Inks Deal with Global Cleaning & Restoration Franchise as Launch Customer of the IceStorm45. “Coulson Ice Blast is thrilled to have such a reputable, global restoration company as Steamatic put their trust in the Coulson Ice Blast technology and brand. The foundation of the IceStorm45 design was to create a lower cost,…

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