Innovate BC Ignite Program Round 7

Innovate BC Ignite Program Round 7 – Deadline January 28, 2019

Innovate BC Ignite Program Round 7

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

Teams made up of industry and academia come together to solve real-life business problems in a 3-year time frame. From helping get clean drinking water into third world countries to diagnosing eye diseases faster than ever before, Ignite is bringing technology to life in BC.

Deadline to submit Letter of Intent (LOI) to Innovate BC: January 28, 2019

Program Eligibility

Focus area

Proposals must involve the areas of natural resources, applied science and/or engineering, and must outline the business problem you and your team is attacking.

Teams

Applicants must be a BC-based team comprised of two or more companies, organizations and academic researchers. All teams must include an academic member and an industry partner.

Matching funds

Projects must secure matching funds from industry or government sources at a ratio of 2:1 matching dollars to Ignite dollars.

Timing

Projects must plan to move a proposed innovation to market within a 3-year timeframe.

Key dates:

Ignite Round 7

  • Deadline to submit Letter of Intent (LOI) to Innovate BC: January 28, 2019
  • Deadline for invited applicants to submit full proposal: April 8, 2019
  • Anticipated notice of decision: Late June 2019
  • Anticipated start of funding: July 2019

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Women in Technology & Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarship

Women in Technology & Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships

Women in Technology & Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarship

Ten female BC students have been awarded $10,000 Women in Technology and Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society.

Premier John Horgan announced the scholarships in May 2018 at the BC Tech Summit to inspire and support more women considering these fields.

Women are under-represented in tech-related disciplines such as sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Women receive about 37% of STEM credentials awarded by the B.C. public post-secondary system, compared to 59% of non-STEM program credentials.

“We want to open the doors for more women in the tech sector because they’re underrepresented in tech businesses throughout the province. Women have the knowledge, skills, and tech talent to launch successful careers in a dynamic sector and we are committed to supporting them to get ahead,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. “These scholarships are an important first step to giving more women opportunities to succeed in the tech sector.”

To be eligible, students need to demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in computer science, engineering or mathematics. Read the full press release here.

The tech sector in B.C. is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy generating about $29 billion in revenue, supporting over 106,000 good-paying jobs. The province is home to more than 10,200 tech businesses.

Innovate BC Ignite Program

Innovate BC Ignite Program: Ignite Round 7

Innovate BC Ignite Program

Innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It happens with ideas, insights, time — and money.

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

Teams made up of industry and academia come together to solve real-life business problems in a 3-year time frame. From helping get clean drinking water into third world countries to diagnosing eye diseases faster than ever before, Ignite is bringing technology to life in BC.

Program Eligibility

Focus area: Proposals must involve the areas of natural resources, applied science and/or engineering, and must outline the business problem you and your team is attacking.

Teams: Applicants must be a BC-based team comprised of two or more companies, organizations and academic researchers. All teams must include an academic member and an industry partner.

Matching funds: Projects must secure matching funds from industry or government sources at a ratio of 2:1 matching dollars to Ignite dollars.

Timing: Projects must plan to move a proposed innovation to market within a 3-year timeframe.

Key dates – Ignite Program Round 7:

  • Deadline to submit Letter of Intent (LOI) to Innovate BC: January 28, 2019
  • Deadline for invited applicants to submit a full proposal: April 8, 2019
  • Anticipated notice of decision: Late June 2019
  • Anticipated start of funding: July 2019

Your Application

Steps to apply:

  1. Read the Program Guidelines.
  2. Download an Application Form.
  3. Contact Innovate BC to discuss your project and apply via programs@innovatebc.ca

View past winning Ignite projects here.