February 2018

Smart Cities in British Columbia

February 19, 2018
What makes a city “smart”? Smart cities have a variety of ways to collect data about the city, including traffic patterns, use of public spaces and attributes that make life easier for the people who live or visit that city. They can then use that information to continuously improve. For example, city planners can monitor traffic and transportation systems and reduce travel times, bottle necks and accidents. Engineers can improve city systems like water supply networks and waste management, and city governments can ensure services like law enforcement, education and medical facilities are best situated to re... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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B.C. Advances in Agritech

February 14, 2018
British Columbia’s agrifood and seafood sector is one of the most diverse in Canada, with over 200 primary agriculture products, 100 species of seafood, a world-renowned wine industry and a growing array of high-quality, high-value niche products. Agrifood entrepreneurs can access a variety of programs that support the growth and expansion of sector startups and businesses. These programs include the B.C. Agrifood Venture Acceleration Program, which provides training and network opportunities for agrifood technology entrepreneurs. Bioenterprise BC is a business accelerator that helps increase agri-food revenue. They collabo... continue reading
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B.C. Innovation in Life Sciences

February 2, 2018
Life sciences is one of the fastest growing tech sub-sectors in North America, and biomedical engineers are in growing demand. British Columbia is investing in education for the sector with funding that will create 624 undergraduate spaces for domestic students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for biomedical engineering, computer science and manufacturing engineering programs. UBC will help address industry needs for qualified professionals in life sciences, biotechnology and digital health technology. B.C.’s tech sector already employs more than 100,000 people and generates $26 billion annually, making it the f... continue reading
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