Innovation Opportunities

Regional Innovation Opportunities | February – March 2017


RIO Tour Highlights:

  • 7 events held in 7 cities across BC
  • 47 speakers from 32 presenting companies
  • Over 440 attendees
  • More than 400 connections reportedly made during the Tour
  • Over 220 follow-up talks reportedly expected 

Regional Innovation Opportunities Videos:


  I found the Regional Innovation Opportunities Tour to be an excellent forum for collaboration between companies that may not otherwise happen. It also gave companies exposure throughout the Province. Well Done.” – Nanaimo attendee

I left feeling excited and curious about possibilities. I would definitely like to attend more events like this one.” – Castlegar attendee

Talked to 3 new possible clients that all have real potential.” – Prince George attendee

Wide variety of opportunities & challenges presented. Many companies that weren’t from Victoria participated, creating more opportunity for insight and new relationships. Execution was perfect. Can’t wait to participate in the next one!” – Victoria attendee

It’s a great idea – have the problems defined before the solutions are sought.” – Nanaimo attendee

I’m so pleased that we were chosen as one of the few areas in BC for this conference. Great benefit for our local businesses.” – Castlegar attendee

Innovation opportunities and challenges from various sectors that participated in past tours:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Big Data
  3. Clean Tech
  4. Energy
  5. Forestry
  6. Gaming/Software
  7. Health
  8. Housing/Real-Estate
  9. Internet of Things
  10. Information and Communication Technologies
  11. Safety
  12. Security
  13. Transportation
  14. Waste Management

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