The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) recently opened applications for their Green and Digital Demonstration Program (GDDP), designed to help clean technology and digital companies succeed and grow. Participants in the program are given the opportunity to gain temporary access to City-owned assets (e.g. buildings, streets or vehicles) for technology demonstrations and proof-of-concept trials.
Examples of the types of assets and infrastructure that may be leveraged for demonstration purposes include: buildings, fleets, water & waste infrastructure, street infrastructure, and certain kinds of digital infrastructure. Participants who implement their technology successfully may name the City of Vancouver as a reference, and cite the local installation for marketing and sales purposes. This is not a procurement opportunity, or a pathway to procurement with VEC or the City of Vancouver.
The program is now accepting applications, with the current application period ending on October 22nd, 2014. The next application intake will be in 2015. Apply now!
- Implementability (e.g. technology readiness and maturity level)
- Scalability (addressable market size, potential to lead to significant social, environmental, and economic impact)
- Risk (execution risk, ease of implementation)
- Self-funding (funding in place, absence of cost to the City)