BC Technology Industry Association Joins Canadian Digital Media Network

Contributing to Digital Media Innovation

Vancouver, BC, September 9, 2014 (via MarketWired) – The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) today announced that it has joined the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), a cross-Canada network of digital media innovation hubs collaborating to advance digital innovation nationally.

Through membership in this unique national network, the BCTIA will gain domestic and international market exposure for its entrepreneur members and community. The BCTIA will also benefit from having access to proven regional programming and best practices shared by other network members. Joining Canada’s largest members-only online collaboration of commercialization resources immediately expands the BCTIA’s client support capability, while providing fellow network partners access to BCTIA regional resources.

“The CDMN is Canada’s digital media collaboration network connecting innovation hubs across the country,” said Kevin Tuer, CDMN Managing Director. “We’re delighted to bring on board another organization dedicated to furthering Canada’s competitiveness in the global digital economy, and to advancing commercialization of digital media innovations.”

“We are thrilled to join the CDMN network and connect to other innovation hubs across Canada. Through this partnership, BCTIA members will gain access to new market expansion activities and further their ability to scale their businesses globally,” added Bill Tam, BCTIA President & CEO.

Effective today, the BCTIA will be a channel for driving participation in national initiatives that support the commercialization of innovation. Applications for the CDMN Soft-Landing Program, an initiative for mature startups and small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who can benefit from getting a toe-hold outside of Canada to expand their businesses, will be accepted in November of 2014. Companies can apply for up to $4000CDN worth of funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses associated with an up to three month stay at a business accelerator in an economy of interest. To learn more, contact Clayton Weir, BCTIA Centre4Growth Senior Analyst, at cweir@bctia.org.

About The Canadian Digital Media Network
The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in digital media (ICT + mobile) by creating and enabling connections and collaboration between entrepreneurs, companies, research institutes, government and intermediary organizations across the country. CDMN helps bring more digital media solutions to market to create more companies, jobs and wealth in Canada. Together, the Network provides access to the knowledge, connections, services and support that digital media companies need to successfully innovate and market their companies at home and abroad. Follow @CDMN on Twitter, join the Canadian Digital Media Network Group on LinkedIn and like the CanadianDigitalMediaNetwork Page on Facebook.

About the BCTIA
The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia. Our Mission is to help companies grow and build world-class organizations; global leaders that anchor a vibrant technology ecosystem and which serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs in our community.

The BCTIA Centre4Growth supports tech companies at all stages of growth and development – from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies, and large global players. The BCTIA works to improve British Columbia’s competitiveness and visibility by advancing the development of BC’s tech powerhouse – an industry of over 9,000 companies that employ almost 90,000 skilled professionals today. To learn more, follow @bctia on Twitter or visit www.bctia.org and www.centre4growth.com.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Chris Plunkett
Director of Media Relations, CDMN
1.855.641.CDMN ext.1071

Cindy Pearson
Chief Operating Officer, BCTIA

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