Amrik Virk, B.C. Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced a $40-million partnership to support the development of pre-commercial clean-energy projects and technologies. “Working in partnership with the Government of Canada, we’re investing in B.C. clean-tech companies, encouraging innovation and enabling job … Continued

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications and RYCOM Corporation have engaged in a strategic collaboration to accelerate Oxford Properties’ Smart and Connected Building strategy, based on Cisco technology infrastructure. Working together, Rogers and RYCOM will implement the Cisco Smart Building platform across Oxford Properties’ entire Canadian commercial and retail portfolio by the end … Continued

Leading IoT solutions provider Sierra Wireless delivers modules for Telstra’s upcoming Cat-M1 network using Altair’s LTE platform to enable Landis+Gyr’s industry first live Cat-M1 smart meter trial. Telstra, Sierra Wireless, Landis+Gyr and Altair today announced a significant milestone in accelerating the Internet of Things (IoT). Telstra is the first to complete network software deployment nationally … Continued

CuePath, a healthcare technology company founded in Vancouver, BC, has recently joined Techstars Seattle, the technology accelerator based in the States, for their 2017 cohort. The company started their journey at Wavefront by participating in the Venture Acceleration Program where they developed their business pitch and learned essential strategies for product validation and customer acquisition. CuePath provides a service … Continued

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), a leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime® AR Series modules and the Legato® software platform for its next generation of connected cars. Sierra Wireless’ integrated 4G technology will reach the market beginning in … Continued

By: Cleantech Canada Staff VIA: Clean Tech Canada VANCOUVER—The B.C. Innovation Council (BCIC), a provincial crown agency that funds market-driven innovation, announced Feb. 8 the winners for the second Ignite Awards, handed out to projects that bring economic and social value to society. The two of the three projects honoured this year are providing environmentally friendly … Continued

By Chad Brooks VIA: Business News Daily   When starting a new business, you shouldn’t be afraid to expand internationally early on, new research argues. A study recently published in the journal Group & Organization Management found that startups that decide to operate overseas don’t face any larger challenges than new businesses that focus on building … Continued

By: Knowlton Thomas Via: Techvibes A new app looks to change the fitness game by bringing workouts from major influencers to consumers’ fingertips. The Vancouver-based startup, called Fitplan (a Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program company), provides users with everything from workout videos to nutrition plans in order to create an interactive and customized experience. “Fitplan users will have … Continued

British Columbia’s agritech sector will benefit from the $240,000 that the winners of the Agritech Innovation Challenge will receive to develop and adopt new technology. Launched at the Growing the Future Together – BC Agrifood and Seafood Conference in November 2016, the Agritech Innovation Challenge brings together innovators with industry to develop a product or … Continued

  Strike a Deal – Partner – Invest Business-to-Business (B2B) Meetings connect technology buyers, innovation scouts and government procurement specialists with innovative BC-based technology solution providers. The B2B Meetings are scheduled to occur over the two days of the #BCTECH Summit.  A selection committee of industry professionals will review all applicants and match BC SMEs … Continued