Connect ’09 Awards deadline approaching

The BC Innovation Council is still accepting submissions for the annual BCIC Awards to be presented at Connect ’09 on October 19th at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver but you’re running out of time.

Connect ’09 is BCIC’s premier event for technology start-ups and innovators providing invaluable access to top-tier BC business leaders. Connect ‘09 will include a keynote by Canadian Tech Entrepreneur Leonard Brody of recently acquired NowPublic, unique structured networking, and expert panel sessions.

Awards will be presented for exceptional achievement in, or potential for, commercialization of technology. Submissions for the following awards are now being accepted:

  • BCIC Ripples of Hope Award in Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship ($35,000) – recognizes a graduate student, postdoctorate fellow or postgraduate collaborating on an entrepreneurship initiative in the biotechnology industry in BC.
  • Emerging Technology Award (Up to $25,000) – recognizes a new venture at the pre-investment stage that has developed an innovative technology in BC.
  • Entrepreneurship Fellow Award ($25,000) – recognizes a faculty member at a BC postsecondary institution who is a leader in technology innovation and commercialization.

The deadline to submit applications or nominations is Monday, September 21st.