What We Do
BC Innovation Council (BCIC) encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. We accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs.
With our partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC.
BCIC is a Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia.
A strong and rapidly growing innovation economy, creating rewarding careers for British Columbians.
To strengthen British Columbia’s economy by accelerating the growth of BC ventures through the support of entrepreneurs and technology startups.
BCIC collaborates with partners to create programs and provide support for initiatives that develop entrepreneurs and promote the commercialization of technology.
We gauge the success of our programs and activities by achieving results that are valued by shareholders and clients. We continually monitor our programs and services with our partners and clients to ensure outcomes clearly fulfill our mandate.
BCIC is committed to meeting the highest standard of integrity expected by British Columbians and government alike. This means we follow fair and transparent processes in all our activities.
Just as BCIC promotes an entrepreneurial spirit among those starting ventures in BC, we are committed to operating with the same entrepreneurial spirit. Being a small agency allows BCIC to put creativity and originality at the forefront of our operations.
Providing opportunities in BC and beyond
BCIC programs provide technology entrepreneurs with the tools, resources and expert guidance they need to build successful companies.
Through valuable partnerships and the support of key industry events, BCIC creates opportunities for BC technology companies to grow their businesses beyond Canada’s borders.
We also help raise awareness of our province as a world-class destination for international companies to work and invest.
BC Jobs Plan
Technology is one of the 8 key sectors identified in the BC Jobs Plan. BCIC’s role in developing technology entrepreneurs and accelerating the commercialization of technology is important because technology supports the other sectors through product and service innovations, job creation and economic development.
The sectors in which BC has a competitive advantage and that hold most promise for job creation include: Agrifoods, Natural Gas, International Education, Tourism, Technology, Transportation, Mining and Forestry.