Industry Associations

BC Tech Association

The BC Tech Association is a member-based industry association representing technology companies across the province, from start-ups to established businesses. It delivers programs and services including professional development and networking to help members connect and promote their businesses.

Creative BC

As the independent agency responsible for promoting the development of creative industries in B.C., Creative BC provides a single point of access for industry programming, production support services, tax credit administration, international marketing and policy development. 


DigiBC is the province’s digital media and wireless technology association. It offers networking, mentoring, professional development and marketing services; connects business leaders with government; and helps the industry attract, train and retain talent.

Discovery Parks

Discovery Parks is a private Canadian trust that builds research facilities for B.C. It has facilities on three post-secondary campuses, and its tenants are technology companies originated from post-secondary research. Discovery Parks supports technology transfer and commercialization, and re-invests and distributes its profits to post-secondary institutions.

LifeSciences BC

LifeSciences BC supports and represents the biotechnology, medical device and greater life sciences sector of B.C. It facilitates partnering and investment; builds relationships between industry, academia and government; and provides leadership, advocacy and promotion.

Vancouver Island Technology Park

The Vancouver Island Technology Park is a University of Victoria enterprise that provides physical infrastructure to facilitate the growth of technology on the Island. The park is a modern research and technology centre, housing clusters of fuel cell, new media, wireless, life sciences, ocean technology and ICT companies. It works to link provincial, national and international resources with growing technology companies by providing a leading-edge space.