Commercialization Funding for SMEs - Vancouver Information Session

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Are you an innovative B.C. company? There are a wide range of government-run and funded programs available to support innovative companies across the province.
This September, there will be a series of workshops to help you learn how to access these programs for your SME! 

Programs include:

  • Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative. WINN’s first intake resulted in support for 27 projects in western Canada, with 12 B.C. companies receiving over $8 million in funding commitments;
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada’s Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). The most recent BCIP call for proposals resulted in 72 pre-qualified innovations, with 9 innovations from B.C. companies;
  • Mitacs full suite of programs, which placed over 400 grad students and post-doc fellows in internships with B.C. companies over the last three years.

You’re invited to learn more about commercialization funding, and how these programs can help your business move its next great idea from the work bench to the marketplace. Attend to learn more about:

  • The timeline for each program’s next call for proposals;
  • Information on who is eligible to apply;
  • The application and evaluation processes;
  • What makes a strong proposal.


Upcoming Government of Canada information session:

Vancouver: Presented by the BC Innovation Council and Mitacs

Date: Tuesday, September 9

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street

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