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B.C. cleantech innovators can get a slice of $10M
Plus, why the buses stopped running in Comox, and meet the company counting fish in the sea.
Welcome to this week’s Sunday Briefing. In this issue, read about the BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy’s upcoming call for innovation, a wave energy plan on Nootka Island, the winners of a Social Impact Award, and a pause in bus services for Island residents.
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$10 million up for grabs for cleantech innovators
Do you work in cleantech? The BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) announced its upcoming call for innovation, with a total of $10 million in non-dilutive investment earmarked for B.C.-based organizations.
As an independent not-profit, CICE’s investments target high-impact technologies and solutions with the potential to bring the world one step (or hopefully several steps) closer to net-zero.
“Some of the best new ideas come from the least expected places,” said Todd Sayers, chief operating officer at the organization. “This much-anticipated call is CICE’s opportunity to discover new advancements and emerging innovation hotspots in B.C.’s transformative landscape of clean energy. We look forward to expanding our province-wide view into emerging clean energy solutions and climate technologies that are ready for commercial development and global scaling.”
CICE has already invested $21 million in over 20 projects. The latest call for innovation is focused on:
Those interested in clinching the cash can attend the CICE’s upcoming Q&A webinar on January 23, ahead of the application window which opens on January 29.
Metrics CPA partners with Cryptio
Victoria-based accounting firm Metrics CPA announced a partnership with Cryptio, a leading digital asset accounting, audit, and tax software. This marks a pioneering step with Metrics being the first Canadian firm to partner.
This adds another powerful tool for Metrics' work with Web3 businesses, leveraging Cryptio’s cutting-edge technology to enhance capacity and optimize digital asset accounting for clients across Canada.
Cryptio’s innovative platform provides a comprehensive solution for navigating the complexities of digital asset accounting, ensuring accurate reporting of complex blockchain transactions and supporting a wide range of data, from centralized exchanges to DeFi and NFTs.
Whether you are a Web3 company, an investor, or a creator in the digital asset space, Metrics’ industry-leading digital asset team are here to help with your accounting and tax needs.
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Meet a VIATEC member: Archipelago Marine Research
There are plenty of fish in the sea — but who’s counting them?
Based in Victoria — and with offices in Alaska, Oregon, Australia, Norway, and port cities up and down the B.C. coastline — Archipelago has spent the last 46 years providing electronic monitoring solutions for fisheries to support responsible marine resource management.
Among Archipelago’s services are:
Electronic monitoring for bycatch mitigation, protected species interactions, catch accounting, and more.
Coastal planning and design for responsible development.
📰 More Victoria innovation news
🌊 Making waves: A B.C. First Nation shared its hope to bring former residents back to their ancestral home of Yuquot on Nootka Island by harnessing the energy of the ocean.
🦅 Light as a feather: OneFeather celebrated its Social Impact Award win at the VIATEC Community Awards. OneFeather is an Indigenous technology company offering secure digital sovereign identity and data solutions.
🚌 Stop the bus: Canifor, the union for Pacific Western Transportation (PW Transit) workers, announced that buses will no longer run in Comox Valley and Campbell River, as a result of failed contract negotiations. The withdrawal of service began on Friday.
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