10 Jul 2017 Update on the BC led Digital Technology Supercluster Initiative
Posted at 01:55h in BC Tech BlogWe would like to thank everyone who has been participating in the discussions on the potential BC-led Digital Technology Supercluster initiative. It’s been amazing to see the breadth of support and energy across sectors, post-secondary institutions, and with organizations large and small. A couple of weeks ago, the consortium of supporters including the BC Tech Association, BC Business Council, Wavefront, Research Universities’ Council of BC and UBC worked with Deloitte to publish a positioning report which you can view on SlideShare or download it here. With the support of industry leaders like Telus, Microsoft, Lifelabs, and many others – as well as the support from post-secondary and not-for-profit partners, we’ve made tremendous strides in coalescing the founding consortium as well as creating the model by which companies and stakeholder groups can benefit from this undertaking. The concept is to create an industry-led, world-leading digital technologies and platforms powerhouse aimed at innovating and transforming industries at the core of BC’s and Canada’s economic future. We anticipate the value of our initiative in terms of total contributions to be in the area of $400 million over five years thereby representing an unprecedented, generational opportunity to advance and transform BC’s digital technology landscape in collaboration with regional partners across the country. This diagram summarizes the priority technologies and with it sheds some light on the kind of companies that may wish to join us.