Innovate BC helps people in B.C. launch their ideas and connect with experts to help grow their businesses. It connects innovators with funding, tools, resources, and support.
Innovate BC is a Crown agency of the B.C. government. It reports to the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation. The ministry:
- Supports the growth of B.C.'s tech sector
- Champions innovation across the economy
- Nurtures small businesses
- Supports economic development
- Promotes B.C. as a preferred place to invest and do business
Innovate BC’s scope of responsibility is to:
- Develop and deliver tools, resources, expert guidance, programs and initiatives
- Build and maintain partnerships with stakeholders in industry, academia, and other governments
- Support government in the implementation of strategic initiatives leveraging technology and innovation
- Provide input into government’s development of technology and innovation policy and programs
More information about Innovate BC's scope can be found in the Mandate letter for 2021-2022 (PDF, 413KB).
Innovate BC offers programs that help B.C. innovators. Programs include:
- Hiring grants
- Research grants
- Pilot funding
- Innovation challenges
For more information on specific programs, visit the Innovate BC website.