Tickets $150

#IGNITE: Accelerating your Path to Commercialization

September 25, 2023


A One-Day Innovation and Funding Showcase

Innovate BC supports the development of ground-breaking technologies that are disrupting traditional industries in British Columbia. #IGNITE will bring together industry, academia, and investors to forge partnerships and spark ideas to address the economic, social, and environmental problems that we face. Join us for a full day of inspiring speakers and sessions, networking and pitching, and the announcement of over $1M in funding through Innovate BC’s Ignite program.

#IGNITE will take attendees through the commercialization path, from development and validation to securing customers, while showcasing the support available to B.C. innovators at each stage and featuring success stories from those who have been there, done that.

Key learnings attendees can expect to walk away with include how to...

  • Advance from lab to market: Strategize your path to commercialization, from development and validation to securing customers
  • Connect with investors: Emerging technologies have the opportunity to showcase to an audience of VC firms, corporate and government funders.
  • Leverage your IP: Harness your intellectual property to accelerate and finance your business growth.
  • Find collaborators: Develop strategic partnerships with key industry, academic and community stakeholders.


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8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration + Coffee

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM


9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Morning Break + Hall of Innovation

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Ignite Innovation: A conversation highlighting the importance of IP and the impact of IP valuation in accelerating business growth and gaining competitive advantage.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Ignite Collaboration: A conversation with experts exploring the growing and impactful role British Columbia’s First Nations and Indigenous communities have in B.C.'s innovation ecosystem.

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Ignite Adoption: A conversation with Integrated Marketplace participants with insights on innovation support for technologies moving into commercial application.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break + Hall of Innovation

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Pitch Event in partnership with InBC

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

2023 Ignite Awards

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Networking Reception

Who Will Be There


Vancouver Convention Centre

The showcase will take place at the iconic Vancouver Convention Centre West building.

1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, B.C.