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Greater Victoria’s Innovation Ecosystem: What is It and What Role Can Your Business Play?

By August 21, 2023August 30th, 2023No Comments

Dallas Gislason explores why building an innovation ecosystem is vital to Greater Vicoria’s future — and the role your business can play.

The word innovation —from the Latin word innovare, meaning “to change, to renew” — seems to be popping up everywhere in Greater Victoria these days.

It’s in the name of VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council), known for its Fort Tectoria building, legendary awards night, and scaleup and accelerator programs that help build “the most cohesive tech community in the world.”

At UVic, the Coast Capital Innovation Centre champions all types of early-stage student and faculty-led ventures. Down the road in Saanich, you’ll find UVic’s BioInnovation Hub, supporting life sciences entrepreneurs. You’ll also be called to “accelerate innovation” at UVic KWENCH, the downtown extension of the Coast Capital Innovation Centre.

At Camosun College, you’ll find…

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