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Vancouver-based Natural Resources Tech Start-up Jetti Closes $24 Million Series-A Financing

Vancouver-based Natural Resources Tech Start-up Jetti Closes $24 Million Series-A Financing

Vancouver, BC, October 20, 2017–(T-Net)–Vancouver-based Jetti Resources has closed a major $24 million Series A financing according to various sources, including the BC Innovation Council. Jetti Resources is a technology-driven natural resources company that has developed a novel hydrometallurgical technology to extract metals of value from mineral ores that the mining industry has struggled to process. The company […]

Pure genius: Acuva partners with UBC to launch breakthrough clean-tech company

Pure genius: Acuva partners with UBC to launch breakthrough clean-tech company

Original article from The National Post More than just an institution of higher learning, the University of British Columbia empowers its students and faculty in ground breaking research that endeavours to make an impact on real world issues. In part 1 of a series, we look at innovative companies that were born at UBC.   Imagine […]

BC Innovation Council Awards $735,000 to Fund Market-Driven Research

BC Innovation Council Awards $735,000 to Fund Market-Driven Research

VANCOUVER, Oct. 11, 2017 – The BC Innovation Council, a Crown agency of the Province focused on strengthening the B.C. economy through market driven innovation and technology, is excited to announce the winners of its third BCIC Ignite Awards. A total of $735,000 was awarded to four B.C. projects for industry-driven academic research in the […]

Ethical issues multiply as artificial intelligence spreads into daily life

Ethical issues multiply as artificial intelligence spreads into daily life

Original article from Vancouver Courier From Google Maps to Siri, AI is all around us — and as it develops, it’s creating more moral dilemmas Emma is 68, in poor health and an alcoholic who has been told by her doctor to stop drinking. She lives with a care robot, which helps her with household […]

CIX reveals its 2017 list of Canada’s top 20 most innovative tech companies

CIX reveals its 2017 list of Canada’s top 20 most innovative tech companies

Original article from Betakit CIX has revealed its top 20 most innovative tech companies for 2017. Companies were chosen based on factors like product and service offering, depth of management, market opportunity, and business model. The CEO of each CIX company will present their company and share their story at CIX on October 17 to […]

Nada, formerly Zero Waste Market, secures permanent brick-and-mortar address in Vancouver

Nada, formerly Zero Waste Market, secures permanent brick-and-mortar address in Vancouver

It’s official, folks: Vancouver’s first dedicated zero-waste grocer Nada, formerly known as Zero Waste Market, has announced that it will open a permanent brick-and-mortar store at 675 East Broadway later this year. The confirmation comes after a year-and-a-half-long search for commercial real estate, which, in April, led the Nada team to launch an online petition urging the City […]

BCHL turning to app to help detect concussions in young players

BCHL turning to app to help detect concussions in young players

The British Columbia Hockey League will be employing a new app this season to help detect concussions in players. The 16-to-20-year-old players on the Junior A hockey league’s 17 teams will take baseline tests before the start of the 2017-18 season that will be managed with the HeadCheck app, designed by a group of UBC kinesiology […]