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Ignite Info Session




May 12, 2022 | 12:30pm-1pm

Join us during your lunch break for this 30 minute info session to hear from Innovate BC program administrators and application review committee members on what we look for in Ignite applications.

Give yourself the best shot at $300,000 when you apply for an Ignite award.

In this session you will learn:

  • The steps in the application process

  • What makes a successful application

  • Dates and deadlines for the upcoming application period

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of our Ignite staff.


Nadine Diner
Programs Director,
Innovate BC

Nadine leads the team responsible for optimizing and enhancing programs to support B.C. companies. In doing so, she has led projects in artificial intelligence, internet of things, data visualization, and natural resources. Having worked in academia, charitable non-profits, government, industry, research, and media, she has extensive experience building strategic partnerships and working collaboratively with external program partners and other funding agencies. Nadine holds Master of Science from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto.  


Maggie Chan
Program Manager,
Innovate BC

Maggie manages Innovate BC’s Tech Adoption programs, which serve to accelerate the growth of innovative, home-grown technologies. She has an extensive background in program operations, strategic partnerships, and community management for technology accelerators and funders. Maggie is passionate about helping researchers and tech companies navigate the expansive B.C. innovation ecosystem, and driving economic growth through the adoption of emerging technologies.


Marcelo Mora

Marcelo Mora
Business Development Specialist,
Innovate BC + Mitacs

Marcelo supports the BC innovation ecosystem by helping companies and university researchers access funding.  He connects non-profits, local businesses, and multinational companies with researchers in British Columbia for collaborative projects.

He is an accomplished biologist with fifteen years of research experience in Industry and Academia. Marcelo holds a Master of Science from University of Northern British Columbia and a Ph.D. from University of British Columbia.

Each year we select 6-8 research projects to receive up to $300,000. 

What do you need to be eligible for $300,000?  

  • A natural resource or applied science research project 

  • Be market ready in three years 

  • Ability to obtain matching funds 

  • An industry-academic partnership 


About Innovate BC

Innovate BC helps strengthen entrepreneurship development, increase company growth, and support job creation, ensuring the benefits of technology and innovation are felt around the province, including rural, northern, and indigenous communities.