We fund R&D and test prototypes in real-life settings. We have two streams with funding dedicated to Canadian innovators who want to start, grow and get to market.

Innovative Solutions Canada.pdf


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 B.C.


The B.C. government is investing $15 million in the Innovator Skills Initiative (ISI) to prioritize under-represented people in the technology sector.

The ISI, through the StrongerBC Future Leaders program, offers $5,000 for up to 3,000 paid placements at businesses in B.C. that are hiring for tech or tech-related roles. The funding supplements the salary of a new employee.  

Brenda Bailey, Parliamentary Secretary for Technology and Innovation, is leading stakeholder engagement with people and organizations from under-represented communities to hear how the B.C. government can prioritize inclusion through the ISI program to help people get their first job in the tech sector.


Whether it's a full-time bootcamp or a part-time program, Lighthouse Labs offers coding education from newbie to professional developer. With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors, you'll be ready to translate concepts, break down problems, and continue learning on the job.

Canada's Leading Coding Bootcamp - Lighthouse Labs


IDEaS was announced in Canada’s new defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, and commits to $1.6 billion of investment in innovations for defence and security over the next 20 years to support the development of defence and security capabilities. IDEaS support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development. The program includes several elements that promote collaboration between innovators, provides developmental resources and provides opportunities to interact with DND’s science and military members.

20191007 - IDEaS_DNDexternal_Training_CIPO__bilingual_English-first_16x9.pptx

Quick links

We are a non-profit organization. Registered under the BC Societies Act.

Reg #72541 0336 BC0001

Follow our activities

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software