SBOT launches innovation workshops

Surrey Board of Trade receives funding to build innovation in Surrey

Anita Huberman

A federal cash boost for the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) will see the showcasing of companies that harmonize research opportunities with post-secondary institutions.

The SBOT has received $5,000 funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), a federal agency that works with companies to help find high-qualified people and advance Research & Development.

The funding will go to the SBOT’s Innovation Roundtable.

The SBOT Innovation Strategy aims to identify and showcase Surrey’s companies that create opportunities for research collaboration between industry and post-secondary communities.

These companies will also be a part of Surrey’s Global Innovation Summit in April, 2013 which includes an innovation awards gala.

It also proposes to promote dialogue and access to innovative resources, experience and expertise as part of a regional Asset Map in order to build and support further enhance innovative business activities that create higher paying jobs in the South Fraser Region.

“I am proud to make a special announcement on behalf of the Surrey Board of Trade’s Innovation Team,” said SBOT CEO Anita Huberman. “This team is promoting a regional innovation strategy as a means of attracting more businesses to Surrey and the surrounding South Fraser Region to generate higher paying jobs, said. This funding will begin in our effort to help entrepreneurs in bringing your new product or service to market.”

The Innovation Roundtable Series will be a monthly meeting scheduled for the last Monday of each month from 4-6 p.m. at the Surrey Board of Trade Conference Room (#101, 14439-104 Avenue) The dates are: Oct. 29, Nov. 26, Jan. 28, Feb. 25 and March 25.

Further, a series of Innovation Workshop Series on Patents, Copyright, Trademarks will take place, October 16, October 17 and October 24. These are free to attend. For more information go to www.businessinsurrey.com

 

 

Just Posted

Newton bingo hall to close after April 21

Gateway Casinos ‘working to transition its employees from the Newton facility to other Gateway properties in the region’

‘Significant waitlists’ for early French Immersion programs in Surrey

District struggling to find specialist teachers for French Immersion, Fine Arts and Montessori programs

Surrey MP apologizes for inviting criminal to Trudeau reception

Posing for photos with controversial people has been a bane for politicians

White Rock ‘demoviction’ complaint heard at RTB

Decision expected to be made next week

‘Anti-gym’ for baby boomers opens in Surrey today

Expanding Surrey-born company is brainchild of city’s 2017 Business Person of the Year, Sara Hodson

VIDEO: B.C. superfans soak in 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

Trio, including two from the Okanagan, have been cheering on Summerland Olympian Kripps among others in Korea

More snow expected on the Coquihalla, Highway 3

Environment Canada says five to 10 centimetres will come down between Friday and Saturday mornings

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Alberta drops B.C. wine boycott, Notley says Horgan ‘blinked’ on pipeline

B.C. government announces court reference on proposed diluted bitumen restriction

Lane closures on Alex Fraser, Port Mann bridges considered to avoid ‘ice bombs’

Province spent $5 million clearing both bridges last years

UPDATE: Northern Health dealing with lack of 121 registered nurses

Auditor General says officials need to improve internal management, track effect of new policies

B.C. businesses say new health tax will raise prices for consumers

Province announced that MSP will be gone by 2020

Most Read