Special Open Office Hours: SR&ED
Special Open Office Hours: SR&ED with Dr. Wilson Lau
Dr. Wilson Lau has been with Canada Revenue Agency since 2000. Dr. Lau holds a Ph. D degree in Wood Science, a Master and a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering specializing in wood structure. Dr. Lau is currently the Regional Outreach Coordinator for the Scientific Research & Experimental Development Program and is responsible for all the SR&ED outreach activities in the Pacific region.
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The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is a federal tax incentive program designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada. The program is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), which delivers SR&ED tax incentives in a timely, consistent and predictable manner, while encouraging businesses to prepare their claims in compliance with Canada’s tax laws and the CRA’s policies and procedures. The CRA has developed a number of tools and services to help Canadian businesses to determine whether their R&D work could qualify for SR&ED tax incentives.
For more information, visit cra.gc.ca/sred
(Thursday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Want to learn from one
Want to learn from one of BC’s most influential women? Join us for a chat with the wonderful Natalie Dakers, President and CEO of Accel-Rx, Canada’s first life sciences accelerator! Natalie is a highly acknowledged leader of the biopharmaceutical industry with a wealth of experience. She is known for getting things done and has a talent to bring the business side to science.
Natalie started four ventures, raised multi million dollars of venture capital, and served on many local, national, and private company boards and advisory panels.
Come and learn from Natalie’s story! In this interview, we will dissect Natalie’s success and mistakes. Hear about why she started Accel-Rx, her experience with the life science industry in BC and Canada, and how she managed to be highly productive. Don’t miss out on what Natalie has to share with aspiring entrepreneurs for their path to success! This is will not only be a valuable lesson for the biotech entrepreneurs but everyone of the community!
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In this session, we will
In this session, we will talk about why software testing is important, and how it can help you sleep better at night. We will discuss how to use testing to get the information about product quality and product risk that stakeholders need to feel confident that they are making the right decisions, at the right time. We will also explore how focusing on quality, and introducing early testing can help shorten the overall development cycle, thereby enabling faster time to market.
Key message/learning points:
- Why we test software, and what the risks and potential consequences are if we don’t
- Defining quality; understanding that quality is subjective and multi-faceted
- Using product risk to make decisions and guide testing
- Knowing when to stop testing; be able to define “good enough”
Join us for the last Lunch & Learn of the year – we’ll be serving pizza, RSVP to let us know you are coming! Click the LEARN MORE button below to RSVP.
(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BC’s Largest Tech Celebration Founded
BC’s Largest Tech Celebration
Founded in 1994 by the BC Tech Association, the Technology Impact Awards have spent more than two decades celebrating the successes of our industry and the companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia on the map.
Join us on June 22, 2017, as we celebrate the newest group of Technology Impact Award Winners, taking home top honours in the categories below.
To learn more about the Technology Impact Awards, visit www.thetias.com and follow #2017TIAs on Twitter.
- Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology
- Excellence in Product Innovation
- Adoption of Technology
- Most Promising Startup
- Emerging Company of the Year
- Company of the Year
Personal Recognition Awards:
- Team of the Year
- Community Engagement
- Person of the Year
- Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm