Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada, in order to help move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace. The intent of WINN is to promote the development and diversification … Continued

By:  Natalie Serafini, BCIC Greater Vancouver-based Parasol Advanced Systems has developed a line of high technology products that puts a whole new spin into the world of theatrical staging and lighting. Parasol’s technology allows lighting designers to add an entirely new dimension of movement to existing theatrical presentation devices, such as projectors, LDE walls and moving head … Continued

Join us at the Foremost Destination for Leaders in the Canadian Crowdfunding Economy on March 3! The 2nd annual 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit (#CCS2016) attracts Canadian and international thought leaders, experts and participants in the booming crowdfunding industry. CCS2016 will feature 40+ high profile keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, entrepreneurial pitches, mentor sessions and exhibitor … Continued

By:  Techvibes NewsDesk Via: TechVibes Publish Date: February 12, 2016 Vancouver’s Mobify (a Wavefront alum) has raised a $10 million round led by Munich-based Acton Capital Partners. The funds will be used to rapidly accelerate delivery of new technologies and adoption of its mobile customer engagement platform. Along with the financing, Mobify also announced that Acton’s Dr. … Continued

By:  Mike Chouinard Via: The Squamish Chief Publish Date: February 11, 2016 Upper Paradise Valley homes will be the latest to get broadband Internet service as part of a plan to upgrade technology in rural areas of the region. The work is being done as a result of a grant from a provincial program, Connecting British Columbia, … Continued

This year CENGN will be attending the OPNFV Summit in Berlin, Germany June 20-23, 2016, to highlight the revolutionary technologies of Canada’s most innovative companies. As an OPNFV member and sponsor, CENGN’s booth space will be utilized to promote Canadian technology companies and showcase Proof-of-Concepts (PoCs). To further amplify Canadian innovation we are partnering with the Canadian … Continued

You’ve probably seen Lazymeal (a Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program company) stickers on restaurant windows around town. This Vancouver food tech startup makes it easier to order takeout. Dealing with unfamiliar text menus can be a chore. Lazymeal shows photos of each restaurant’s most popular dishes, making the decision process much easier and more enjoyable. With new restaurants added every week, … Continued