High Technology in British Columbia



                    High Technology in British Columbia, Canada

This is a gateway to web sites that provide support, information, advice and other assistance to BC investors, entrepreneurs, technology-based companies and science, technology and engineering students. National organizations that offer services and support to BC are included. We welcome your suggestions for additions to any of these categories.

BC High Tech Events Calendar

Financial resources for technology firms and entrepreneurs (BC and Canada)

       MONEYLINKS (a comprehensive list of funding sources)

       VANTEC Vancouver Angel Technology Network

       Angel Forum

       Frontfundr Crowdfunding Platform:

       Keiretsu Forum Northwest

       New Ventures BC Competition

       NRC-Industrial Research Assistance Program

       Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

       Pocketed (grants and incentives)

       Sustainable Technology Development Canada

       Western Universities Technology Innovation Fund (WUTIF Capital)

       Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)

Technology Industry Organizations

       AInBC Artificial Intelligence Association

       Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC)

       Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

       BCNET (builds and maintains high-performance networks)

       BC Bio Energy Network

       BC Technology Association

       Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

       Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)

       Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME)

       Innovate BC (formerly BC Innovation Council & Science Council)

       The Forum (for Women Entrepreneurs)

       LifeSciences British Columbia

       Social Venture Partners Vancouver

       Society for Technical Communication (STC) Canada; West coast chapter

       Vancouver Enterprise Forum

       Vancouver Island Advanced Technology Centre (VIATeC)

Lower Mainland Accelerators:

       Alacrity Foundation ( Associated with the University of Victoria, this accelerator helps business and engineering students and grads that want to start companies. Participants can get a master of applied science while in the program

       ARLO ( Focuses on connecting industry with BCIT students and faculty, helping commercialize applied research and early-stage technologies.

       Entrepreneurship@UBC: ( This is for students attending the University of British Columbia or for UBC students that have recently graduated.

       Foresight Canada ( driving cleantech innovation in Canada.

       Launch Academy ( One of the first Vancouver startup hubs.

       Spring Activator ( accelerator and advisory services

       Venture Labs ( This is Simon Fraser University's treatment centre that focuses on SFU students and recent alumni.

       Zen Launchpad ( In addition to helping startups and social enterprises, it helps established companies develop innovative offerings with a focus on leveraging business analytics.

Industry Liaison & Innovation offices at BC Universities & Colleges

       BC Institute of Technology Applied Research Liaison Office

       Royal Roads University (Victoria)

       Simon Fraser University Innovation Office

       The University of British Columbia, University-Industry Liaison office

       University of Victoria (UVic), Innovation and Development Corporation (IDC)

Information services and news media

       Quotes by Stockwatch

       Quotes by

       Canada IT (technology employment information)

       BC Statistics

       Business in Vancouver (weekly tabloid publication)

       Discovery Channel online

       Globe and Mail technology news

       T-Net BC (links to BC technology-based companies, industry news, rankings)

       Vancouver Tech Journal

       Wired News

Misc. Marketing, Sales and Business services

       BC Online (government services for business)

       Community Futures Development Association of BC

       Discovery Parks (BC)

       International Market Access, Inc.

       Robert Half Management Resources

       Technology Incentives, Richard Moore, SR&ED specialist

       ACETECH Academy for Technology company CEOs

       Canada/BC Business Services Society

       Canadian Youth Business Foundation 

       Strategic Catalysts Inc.

Regional science, technology and innovation councils (BC)

       Accelerate Okanagan

       Innovation Central Prince George -

       Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST)

       Vancouver Island Advanced Technology Centre (VIATeC) -

Research organizations, agencies and institutes

       BC Cancer Agency

       Genome BC

       Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Canada

       National Research Council (NRC)

       Western Economic Diversification Canada

Stock exchanges and regulators

       TSX Group (TSX Venture Exchange)

       CSE Canadian Securities Exchange

       BC Securities Commission

       Alberta Securities Commission

       Ontario Securities Commission

       Canadian Securities Administrators (SEDAR)

       The NASDAQ Stock market

       OTC Bulletin Board, USA

       EDGAR Online

       US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

More resources for technology firms and investors

       Mike Volker's Business Basics for Engineers or

       Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

       Junior Achievement of BC

       Canadian Intellectual Property Office news, links to Canadian information technology companies

       National Angel Capital Organization

       Science World

       Shad Valley Program

       New Ventures BC Competition

       Vancouver Board of Trade

Universities, Colleges and Technical Institutes

       British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) (Burnaby)

       Camosun College (Victoria)

       Capilano University

       Centre for Digital Media (Vancouver)

       Coast Mountain College

       College of New Caledonia (Prince George)

       College of the Rockies (Cranbrook)

       Douglas College (New Westminster/Coquitlam)

       Emily Carr University of Art and Design

       Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Richmond/Surrey/Langley)

       Langara College (Vancouver)

       Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt)

       North Island College (based in Courtenay)

       Northern Lights College (based in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John)

       Northwest Community College (based in Terrace)

       Okanagan College (based in Kelowna)

       Royal Roads University (Victoria)

       Selkirk College (Castlegar)

       Simon Fraser University (SFU) (Burnaby, Surrey, Vancouver)

       The University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus (Kelowna)

       The University of British Columbia (UBC) (Vancouver)

       The University of Victoria (UVic) (Victoria)

       Thompson Rivers University Open Learning

       Thompson Rivers University (TRU) (Kamloops)

       University Canada West

       University of the Fraser Valley (UCFV) (based in Abbotsford)

       University of Northern BC (based in Prince George)

       Vancouver Community College (Vancouver)

       Vancouver Island University (based in Nanaimo)

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Last updated Apr 13, 2023