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Ignite Info Session




June 1, 2021 | 12:30pm-1pm

Join us during your lunch break for this free 30 minute info session to hear from Innovate BC program administrators on what we look for in our 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 and give yourself the best shot at $300,000 when you apply for an Ignite award.


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.  

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. And the next round of applications for this funding is opening in June. 

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.