Minister Navdeep Bains talks Canadian innovation ahead of #BCTECH Summit

The #BCTECH Summit is taking place this week in Vancouver, hosting a large cast of speakers ranging from quantum scientists to teenage app developers.

Federal Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Navdeep Bains will also be speaking at the summit, the largest of its kind in BC.

Bains sat down with Daily Hive to discuss where BC’s tech industry is heading, and how the federal government is working to make things easier for entrepreneurs in Canada.

He explained the #BCTECH Summit speaks to a larger understanding that technology now prevails in every single sector.

“Every company is a tech company, and in a digital economy we really need to step up our game,” said Bains. “We’re really in a global innovation race; other jurisdictions are making big bets on innovation and technology and in Canada we need to demonstrate the same.”

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