Organization: Leading Edge BC

Leading Edge BCs funding terminated by province

The British Columbia technology community is seeking answers to the governments abrupt decision to pull funding from Leading Edge BC (LEBC), the provinces technology marketing and branding organization. The Ministry of Economic Development relayed the decision to organization executives earlier this month. LEBC was formed in late 2003with an annual budget of about $3 million.…

BC’s CIMI closes after it fails to find new funding

British Columbia’s Canadian Institute for Market Intelligence (CIMI) has been shut down. The Vancouver-based organization closed its doors March 4 after it was unable to secure replacement funding for sunsetting support it received from the Industrial Research Assistance Program and the business faculty of Douglas College. CIMI was a key supporter of the creation of…

BC puts tech-support organizations under one roof

The British Columbia government has completed the co-location of six public sector and non-profit technology organizations under a single roof. The Leading Edge Technology Centre (LETC) is home to BC Biotech, BC Technology Industries Association, Leading Edge BC, BC Innovation Council (formerly Science Council of BC), AceTech (Academy for Chief Executive Officers of Technology Companies),…

Merger to create new BC Innovation Council

The British Columbia government has announced the merger of two of the province’s key S&T organizations into a new centralized crown agency. The Innovation and Science Council of British Columbia (ISCBC) —formerly the Science Council of British Columbia — will be joined with the Advanced Systems Institute of BC (ASI) to create the BC Innovation…