Innovate BC and The BC Government Deliver Aquaculture Innovation Awards
BRITISH COLUMBIA – On May 5, 2021 The BC government and Innovate BC will award three prizes at the first-ever Aquaculture Innovation Awards event. The event encourages sustainable growth, competitiveness and adaptability of the aquaculture sector in BC by funding innovations that solve challenges faced by aquaculture.
Applications to be considered for an award are now open and will close Mar 8, 2021 at 12pm PST. Innovations must be BC-based and solve needs by BC’s aquaculture market. Interested companies can apply here.
The event is open to the public at no fee. The Top 10 finalists will pitch to event attendees and hear feedback from potential buyers. The event will also announce the winning solutions. Two $150,000 prizes will be selected by a panel of judges and a $25,000 fan-favourite award will be voted on by the live audience.
This event is for buyers, stakeholders and investors in the aquaculture industry looking for innovative solutions. But it is also for any companies interested in learning how they can benefit from provincial government and Innovate BC programs.
Event Details: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST via Zoom
“We’re thrilled to work with the Province on this initiative. Aquaculture is BC-strong, and this event is an example of making it stronger. We’re not just awarding funds, we’re giving solutions to industry and showcasing a platform of solutions that will help BC,” said Raghwa Gopal, President + CEO, Innovate BC