Accelerating member growth with tools and support to manage IP.

BC Tech’s Scaleup IP Accelerator program provides BC Tech members with access to educational sessions, IP strategy consultations and IP implementation projects.

BC Tech can help cover up to 75% of the costs for members to develop and implement their IP strategy.

IP Strategy Consultations

Some of the strategy consultations that our members find most valuable include:

  • IP audits, budget review, competitive analysis, strategy, portfolio valuation
  • Analysis of IP landscaping
  • Common contracts and Document Templates ie: employment agreements, contractor agreements, IP assignment or transfer agreements or NDAs
  • Freedom to operate or infringement searches
  • Legal contractual analysis, ie: commercialization of IP opportunities
  • Out-licensing strategy development
  • Patentability analysis
  • Prior art search
  • Trademark and branding strategies and clearance searches

BC Tech will cover 75% of the costs for approved IP strategy projects up to $25,000.

IP Implementation Projects

BC Tech members can access funding to significantly offset the costs to bring your IP strategy to life.

  • IP registration
  • Legal contractual drafting ie: commercialization of IP opportunities
  • Patent applications
  • Patent registration
  • Trademark application
  • Trademark registration
  • Industrial design application
  • Industrial design registration
  • Filing fees

BC Tech will cover 75% of the costs for approved IP implementation projects up to $60,000.

Request for Consultation

We are pleased to have amazing BC Tech Scaleup Partners available to develop and implement the right IP strategy for your business! To request an introduction to one of our partners to complete a consultation, please complete the form below.

Upcoming #WhatWorks sessions: IP for Founders

IP 101 | Oct 26, 2023 @ 11am to noon

  • Understanding and building an IP strategy is critical for tech companies of all sizes. Join our expert legal presenter to gain foundational IP knowledge to set your company up for success. You will gain insight into some of the most effective and common IP strategies that tech companies will want to consider.

IP Strategies for Growth | Feb 20, 2024 @ 11am to noon

  • Join our panel of BC Tech members to learn #WhatWorks for IP strategies to accelerate your growth. From business development to attracting investors, learn how IP plays an important role in your company’s growth and how to harness IP as a competitive edge.

IP in Practice | Apr 18, 2024 @ 11am to noon

  • Join our expert legal speaker to learn more about how to develop an IP Strategy for your business. How do you prepare and get the most value for your IP strategy. We will be joined by a guest speaker to share a case study of what IP strategy – and #WhatWorks in practice.

This program is supported by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).