The Industrial Design Advantage – Supplement to the 11th Report – June 2008

The PTC has identified Industrial Design (ID) as an important aspect of technology commercialization. It is currently underutilized in BC and offers advantages to make local companies more competitive. Industrial Design is described as: “the professional service of creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimise the function, value and appearance of products and systems...

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Executive Summary: PTC 11th Report – June 2008

This report makes recommendations that address three topics: Clean Technology, Regional Innovation and Industrial Design. This report was also released with a supplement piece on the role of Industrial Design for strengthening the tech sector. Recommendations Clean Technology Address the regulatory challenges to the development of clean technology through the collaboration of the Regulatory Reform...

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Executive Summary: PTC 12th Report – April 2009

This report reviews the progress that has been made towards creating a knowledge-based society, the impact of PTC recommendations and determines what themes are important in the future to ensure B.C.’s continued prosperity. It did not introduce any additional recommendations. In preparing this report, the PTC conducted extensive consultations within different ministries of the provincial...

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Executive Summary: PTC 13th Report – June 2010

In this report the PTC has focussed on issues of venture capital, on applying clean energy technology and on the delivery of the government’s innovation programming. While developing the report and recommendations the PTC extensively consulted with industry (including a roundtable of leaders from BC’s venture capital community), academia and a number of government departments....

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Special Report: A Vision for 21st Century Education – December 2010

This special report highlights a vision of education in the 21st century. As a result of this research, it is believed that the education system must transform to properly serve the citizens of a knowledge-based society. The report acknowledges the size and complexity of the education system and does not discuss the specifics of implementations;...

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