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Feb 19, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Mining giant Rio Tinto gets help from the BC Innovation Council
Nathan Caddell

A partnership based on getting people to a specific location only started because Carl Anderson got lost. Last February the president and CEO of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), was on a BC Growth Opportunities Tour in the northwest of the province...

Feb 14, 2018
Why B.C.'s Anandia Labs could be the leading cannabis company in North America
Andrew Findlay

Bright grow lights beam upon shelves filled with lush marijuana plants, bursting with buds and ready for harvest. Jonathan Page points out a specimen that to my eye looks identical to the neighbouring flora. But this leafy and fragrant individual...

Feb 9, 2018 hopes to prepare entrepreneurs for the next phase
Nathan Caddell

The idea of selling a company that you built yourself from scratch, relying mostly on your own blood, sweat and tears, can seem counterintuitive to some. But for those in the technology sector, it’s a fact of life. “It’s really not about putting your company on the auction block; it’s about understanding...

Feb 8, 2018
Fusing traditional industries with the latest technologies
Chris Hinton

BCBusiness + BC Innovation Council How can companies in British Columbia’s most traditional industries like mining, forestry, and agriculture benefit from virtual reality and artificial intelligence – advanced technologies that can make companies more efficient and competitive on an international scale? Imagine a farmer seeing and treating a sick plant from a desktop...

Feb 5, 2018
B.C. announces first innovation commissioner
By the Editors

Alan Winter is coming to the aid of B.C.’s tech sector. In Vancouver on February 5, Premier John Horgan, Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver and Bruce Ralston, minister of jobs, trade and technology, announced Winter’s appointment as the province’s first...

Feb 1, 2018
Why Vancouver deserved a better shot at hosting Amazon’s HQ2
Steve Burgess

During the Renaissance, most of what is now the Italian peninsula was divided into city states. They fought wars, sometimes against foreign powers, sometimes against each other. When the skirmish was over and one city had triumphed, it would claim...

Jan 31, 2018
Could Canada become a global health research hub?
Felicity Stone

Conducting clinical and pharmaceutical development trials is an estimated US$127-billion-a-year industry globally, and Canada should get in on it, says Boris Weiss, CEO of Medipure Pharmaceuticals Inc. The company recently opened a 3,750-square-foot research lab on the BCIT campus in Burnaby, with...

Jan 26, 2018
6 steps to protect your company from cybercriminals
Nathan Caddell

It’s no surprise that companies everywhere are taking steps to become digital organizations. As work and commerce keep migrating online, businesses of all sizes and descriptions have no choice but embrace digitization. In doing so, they’re exposing themselves to inherent risks. No matter what product or...

Jan 24, 2018
Slack founder Stewart Butterfield named 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur
By the Editors

Stewart Butterfield is the recipient of this year’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award (DEYA) from UVic. Butterfield is best known as co-founder of instant messaging service Slack Technologies Inc. and photo-sharing website Flickr (sold to Yahoo! Inc. in 2005). Raised in Victoria, he received a BA in philosophy...

Jan 24, 2018
7 B.C. companies named to 2018 Global Cleantech 100
By the Editors

The Global Cleantech 100 lists companies that represent the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech and are best positioned to solve the clean technology challenges of the future. They are chosen by combining research data from Cleantech Group, more...

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