BC Innovation Corporation (BCIC) is a Crown Agency dedicated to encouraging the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. BCIC supports start-ups and entrepreneurs while accelerating the commercialization of technology. Where the PTC provides strategic policy advice and recommendations, BCIC works to implement initiatives and provides program delivery in growing BC ventures.
BCIC works with a large group of partners to carry out these initiatives to grow innovative companies around the province. In addition to the Venture Acceleration Program, BCIC also runs innovation competitions, awards, tech co-op grants, and entrepreneurship support. Current programs can be found here: