1st Ignite Awards

BCIC Ignite provides funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia. The program provides awards of up to $300,000 to consortia that are conducting research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and will commercialize a proposed innovation within a 3-year timeframe.

The first BCIC Ignite Awards on October 25, 2016 awarded a total of $838,000 to the top four BC research projects in natural resources and applied sciences:

  1. UBC’s Dr. Pieter Cullis working with Integrated Nanotherapeutics for increased X-ray effectiveness in cancer treatment: Awarded $300,000
  2. UBC’s Dr. Edouard Asselin, working to revolutionize copper production with Jetti Resources: Awarded $300,000
  3. Dr. David Wilkinson, UBC, working to develop an adaptable and cost-effective electrochemical cell platform with Noram Engineering: Awarded $150,000 
  4. UNBC’s Dr. Thomas Tannert, working with FP Innovations to develop the next generation of anchors for tall wood building construction: Awarded $88,000

BCIC Ignite provides funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia. The program provides awards of up to $300,000 to consortia that are conducting research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and will commercialize a proposed innovation within a 3-year timeframe.

Learn more about BCIC Ignite Program.

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