IBM, Government and Local Companies Seek B.C. Tech Solutions in West Kootenays

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The BC Innovation Council—a Crown agency of the Province— is helping B.C. companies find solutions to the challenges they face through a seven-city Regional Innovation Opportunities tour that arrives in Castlegar today.

The tour is bringing real opportunities to businesses in seven regions throughout the province. It’s bringing together over 20 companies and local business owners to gain access and insight to not only potential customers, but also global customer markets.

Home to the Rossland-based Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), a member of the BC Innovation Council’s BC Acceleration Network, the West Kootenays is a blossoming tech community.

The tour is giving West Kootenay businesses the chance to collaborate with larger companies, government agencies and entrepreneurs, to find solutions to their business challenges. It is also an opportunity for companies to network and build their businesses, leading to possible job opportunities and business markets that could expose companies to national and worldwide markets.

“From east to west, our province is filled with passionate innovators and it’s important they can grow their business where they live,” said Carl Anderson, president & CEO, BC Innovation Council. “Through the Regional Innovation Opportunity tour, we’re creating opportunities for them to succeed.”

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