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Get up to $10,000 a Year to Hire a Business or Tech Student

  Apply for a BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative (ISI) Grant to Hire a Business or Tech Student The BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative (BCIC-ISI) is designed to cultivate future technology entrepreneurs and innovators with the ultimate…
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Engineering University Transfer Programs throughout the Kootenays

With the rise in demand for Engineers of all disciplines, post-secondary institutions in the Kootenays make it easier for regional students to begin their Engineering educations, along with valuable co-op experiences, closer to home. Kootenays…
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2018 BC Tech Scholarship Winners

On June 1st the incredible individuals and companies transforming BC's expanding tech sector were celebrated at the 25th anniversary of the TIAs.   Nine companies and two of the tech community’s most prominent leaders were recognized for…
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Canal Flats Welcomes New Rural Tech Centre

It's a new era and the Village of Canal Flats, a small community located on the scenic southern shore of Columbia Lake in the East Kootenay, is ready to embrace the possibilities with a new technology centre. Taking over the site that,…
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Connecting Basin Communities to the World Via High Speed Wireless

When the Town of Golden welcomed the Freeride World Tour in February 2018, a powerful broadband network became critical. FlexiNET Broadband, a local Internet service provider, worked with Columbia Basin Trust to make it happen. This skiing…
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B.C. Smart Communities Pilot Program: Helping Small Communities Advance Technology & Innovation

The Government of British Columbia is launching the B.C. Smart Communities pilot program, to help local governments use data and connected technology to improve services and address community challenges. “The B.C. Smart Communities program…