BCIC Weekly Events & Opportunities – March 10, 2016

Published on Thursday, March 10, 2016


 BCIC Ignite now open for applications

-       BCIC has launched BCIC Ignite, which will provide funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and innovations within natural resources and applied sciences in BC. Up to $300,000 can be awarded to commercializable projects that address a significant problem faced by the industry.

-       Apply by May 2 with your Letter of Intent for the Spring 2016 program.


BCIC expands access for the BC Tech Co-op Grants Program

-       If you are a BC company looking to accelerate the growth of your business, the expanded BC Tech Co-op Grants Program provides funding for organizations with 99 employees or less to hire a student. Eligible companies will be able to receive a $2,700 grant.


Check out these BCIC-sponsored events!

  1.     Wearable Wednesday Vancouver | March 16

-       Connect with local hardware, wearables, IoT ecosystem and bridge the gap between software and hardware.

-       Find out what’s new in hardware and how that enables everything from self-driving cars to wrist-mounted sensors.

-       Get 10% off your ticket by using the discount code BCICGuest.

-    Learn more and register.

 2.     Medical Device Commercialization Playbook 2016 | March 31

-       Starfish Medical is bringing together the Medical Device Commercialization Playbook which will offer a day full of industry speakers and panels to discuss entrepreneurship and business.

-       BCIC has a limited number of complimentary passes. Please contact Eunice Leung by March 11 to apply. 

-    Learn more and register.

 3.     Interzone | April 11 – 12

-       Interzone will explore how the future will change through discussions on enterprise technology with imagineers and thought leaders.

-       Interzone is offering a special promotion for the next four days – register for $595 including two nights of on-site accommodation at the Sheraton Wall Centre. Register today with code SHERATON-595.

-       BCIC has a limited number of passes for BC startups to attend and exhibit at Interzone. Contact Eunice Leung by March 14 to apply.

-       Get 25% off your ticket by using the discount code BCIC-200OFF.

-       Learn more and register.

 4.     *NEW* 3rd Annual World Cup Tech Challenge | Deadline: April 15

-       The Silicon Valley Forum is hosting the 3rd Annual World Cup Tech Challenge, where the next generation of hottest emerging technology companies from around the world compete for the World Championship title in Silicon Valley.

-       All startups from around the world are invited to apply to present at the 3rd Annual World Cup Tech Challenge. Apply by April 15.

-       Learn more and apply.

 5.     PRAXIS 2016 | April 25 – 27

-       Presented by the Rick Hansen Institute, PRAXIS 2016 will focus on identifying and overcoming barriers to translate research into outcomes for spinal cord injuries.

-       Learn more and register.


Upcoming Events

6.     *NEW* BC Developers’ Exchange Discovery Day | March 16

-       Wavefront is hosting the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Translink, who will showcase their business challenges in need of innovation.

-       BC tech entrepreneurs looking for new business opportunities or anyone interested in how technology innovation can help improve BC’s transportation sector should attend.

-    Learn more and register. 

7.     *NEW* Intro to Cyber Security for Startups | March 24

-       Launch Academy will be hosting this session to demystify cyber security for startups, and discuss how startups can prevent threats and preserve consumer trust.

-       Receive a complimentary pass with code MissionControl.

-       Learn more and register.

8.     LifeSciences BC’s 18th Annual LifeSciences BC Awards | April 21

-       Presented by FARRIS, the 18th Annual Life Sciences BC Awards is an opportunity for the life sciences community to celebrate their work together with this year’s theme as Local Catalyst | Global Connectivity.

-       Purchase your tickets before March 12 to take advantage of the Early Bird Ticket rates.

-    Learn more and register.


More Opportunities

 9.     *NEW* Industry Leading Lean Bronze Certification Training | Early Bird deadline: March 25

-       Propel Solutions has launched their new training arm Propel University, where you will learn how to optimize operations and increase customer value through Lean Improvement Techniques in order to obtain your Lean Bronze Certification.

-       Propel will be offering 20% off courses until March 25.

-       Learn more and register.

 10.  *NEW* 2016 BC Technology Scholarship | Deadline: April 27

-       The BCTIA’s BC Technology Scholarship Program provides grants to students who have a proven passion for technology, desire to work in a tech company, and are pursuing a post-secondary education in a technology-related discipline.

-       Deadline for students to apply is April 27.

-    Learn more.


Competitions & Funding

11.  Joint call for applications CCEMC & SDTC | Deadline: April 13

-       The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) are offering a joint funding opportunity to Canadian SMEs, cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs.

-       $40 million in total funding is available. Apply by April 13. 

-       Learn more and apply.

12.  NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE Registration | Deadline: April 30, 2016

-       The $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE will challenge the world to reimagine what we can do with CO2 emissions by accelerating the development of technologies that convert CO2 into valuable products. 

-       Scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and other innovators are eligible to form a team to compete.

-       Learn more and register.



Be the Change – International Women’s Day Event | March 12 | Prince George

VanCG Gamers Expo 2016 | March 12 – 13 | Vancouver

Community Crowdfunding Summit | March 16 | Prince George

Kelowna Fan XPO | March 18 – 19 | Kelowna

UBC Centennial Sessions: Symposium on Health Informatics | April 5 | Vancouver


See the BCIC events page for complete event listings.