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Innovate BC Ignite Program


Up to $300,000


Innovate BC’s Ignite Program provides up to $300,000 to fund innovation projects in the areas of natural resources, applied science and/or engineering. Teams made up of industry and academia come together to solve real life business problems in a 3-year time frame. From helping get clean drinking water into third world countries to diagnosing eye diseases faster than ever before, Ignite is bringing technology to life in B.C.

Eligible Applicants

Applicants must be a B.C.-based team comprised of two or more companies, organizations and academic researchers. All teams must include an academic member and an industry partner.

Eligible Expenses

Examples of eligible costs include, but are not limited to:
• Salaries/stipends for research and technical personnel;
• Materials, supplies and equipment directly related to the scientific or technical research necessary for
advancing the innovation towards commercialization (e.g. prototyping, scale-up, product refinement,
validation studies, etc.);
• Necessary activities specifically related to technology transfer and commercialization (e.g. sharing of
patenting and licensing fees with university, consulting fees for IP strategy, etc.);
• Travel and accommodation for collaborative purposes;
• Up to 10% of the Ignite funding request for indirect administrative costs (e.g., university overhead).

Deadline Date

  August 10, 2020 (Letter of Intent (LOI) submission); October 19, 2020 (invited applicants full proposal submission)


Contact Name: Innovate BC

Phone Number: 604.952.5035 or1.800.719.2571 (toll-free)

E-mail Address:


Industry: Employment, Location: British Colombia ,
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