Innovators coming to Kootenays looking for solutions

They may be big companies looking for high-tech solutions to high-tech problems, but there’s still nothing that beats talking to people face-to-face.

That’s why the BC Innovation Council is travelling the province with its BC Growth Opportunity Tour. The “showcase of challenges” arrives in Nelson on September 29 at the Best Western on Baker Street.

“What we found is by bringing opportunity where people work, it opens up innovation immensely,” says BCIC President and CEO Carl Anderson. He says the personal connections are crucial.

“If the actual company that’s looking for a solution is in the room, there’s tremendous energy,” he says. “But if it’s not the actual person you can talk to about it, it changes the whole dynamic.”

The Innovation Council that Anderson leads will spend seven weeks, visiting six cities, trying to link up industry and governments with challenges to the people who may have solutions to those problems. Nelson is the only stop in the Kootenays.

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