BCIC Ignite Awards will honour technology innovators
The BCIC Ignite Awards are ready for liftoff. On Tuesday, October 10, the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) will recognize academic and industry partnerships to commercialize groundbreaking technologies in natural resources and applied sciences. BCBusiness is a media sponsor of the event, which takes place at the Vancouver Club from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Crown agency BCIC launched the biannual Ignite Awards in September 2016. The prizes, which can be as much as $300,000, go to research projects that address a major problem faced by industry. “There is a significant level of research, collaboration and ingenuity happening across our province. Ignite is able to take all of these moving parts and focus it on creating innovative solutions for real, market-driven challenges,” says BCIC president and CEO Carl Anderson. “Ignite is continually driving B.C.-based companies to use B.C. research to change the world through innovation.”
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