CICE launches another call for innovation

Plus, how Victoria innovators have celebrated Pride month

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CICE launches another call for innovation

The B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) is launching a July 2024 call for innovation focused on advancing the development, commercialization, and adoption of clean energy and climate solutions in B.C.

Up to $10 million will be awarded in non-dilutive investment to innovators working in:  

  • Low carbon hydrogen: Decarbonizing industrial sectors in B.C. using solid carbon from methane pyrolysis and low carbon hydrogen.

  • Battery technologies and energy storage: Enhancing the competitiveness and sustainability of battery and energy storage systems and decarbonizing industrial and transportation sectors.  

  • Low carbon bio and synthetic fuels: Scaling second-generation biofuels through the diversification of feedstocks such as agricultural and forest residues.  

Speaking to the strength of the sector and the CICE’s investments, Sarah Goodman, CICE president and CEO, said, “British Columbia is a clean technology powerhouse, home to a quarter of Canada’s clean tech companies. With $24 million invested in 36 groundbreaking clean energy and climate projects worth over $145 million, CICE is B.C.’s largest early-stage climate investor. We are proud to champion the growth of British Columbia’s most transformative clean energy and climate solutions.”

Applications for the call for innovation open on July 10 and close on Aug. 1.

📰 More Victoria innovation news

🛩 Fly away with me: Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Williams met with Elizabeth Brown, CEO of Victoria International Airport to discuss how the airport is faring post-pandemic and what the future holds.

🏳️‍🌈 We’re all in this together: Software development company Redbrick shared their commitment to celebrating Pride month and strengthening community inclusion.

💡 Don’t turn off the lights: VIATEC celebrated Victoria’s Sean Bourquin and Full On Lighting for making it to the third round of the 24th Annual New Ventures BC Competition, presented by Innovate BC.

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July 25 | Tech Nachos

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Picture this: Crowd surfing the CEO of your team to the raddest live band under the sun, and savagely beating your tech rivals in the potato sack race, all while showing off those summer gains in the tug-o-war.

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  • Demolish your tech rivals: Prove to the Tectorian community why your company is the best by sprinting to the finish line in the three-legged race and flaunting your superior senses in the blindfolded obstacle course.

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  • Wave your glow sticks: Mosh-pit with your boss and embarrass your kids in front of the main stage.

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