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Get funding

You need money to grow. Innovate BC can help. We provide funding and connections to ignite innovation in every corner of the province.

Ignite

Programs

Ignite

Innovate BC’s Ignite Program provides up to $300,000 to fund innovation projects in the areas of natural resources, applied science and engineering.

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Ignite
Digital Skills for Youth

Programs

Digital Skills for Youth

Up to $26,000 for digital skills training so youth can successfully transition to the workforce​. The program helps to increase the employability and marketability of youth in British Columbia, as well as match underemployed youth with SMEs and non-profits in all regions of the province.

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B.C. Fast Pilot

Programs

B.C. Fast Pilot

Up to $200,000 for regional SMEs to design, build and operate a pilot plant or small demonstration of their technology in real-world conditions. The program allows B.C. technology companies to demonstrate the impact of their product, measure the value of their solution, and encourage customer adoption.

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B.C. Fast Pilot
Mitacs Innovate BC Program

Programs

Mitacs Innovate BC Program

$15,000 to support a joint academic-industry research project at no cost to businesses. This program offsets the standard company-partner contribution towards the intern’s stipend and increases access to research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tech Co-op Grants Program

Programs

Tech Co-op Grants Program

Need talent? Get up to $20,000 in funding to hire a co-op student through the Tech Co-op Grants Program. Whether you’re a technology-based company looking to grow or a non-tech business looking to grow your innovation footprint, our program could be right for you.

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Tech Co-op Grants Program
Innovator Skills Initiative

Programs

Innovator Skills Initiative

Looking to hire a student who isn’t in a co-op program? The Innovator Skills Initiative (ISI) offers up to $10,000 a year to hire a business or tech student. The program connects undergrad and graduate students with an opportunity to bring their skills to a technology company looking for help.

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