Province taps ex-Genome B.C. CEO as first innovation commissioner

The B.C. government has tapped the former president and CEO of Genome B.C. as its first innovation commissioner. The province will announce Monday morning (February 5) in Vancouver that Alan Winter...

‘Fuel-cell experts don’t grow on trees’: Ottawa pledges $670k to industry group

The federal government is looking to generate more energy in Western Canada’s fuel cell sector with a $670,000 funding commitment to a local industry group. The dollars will go towards the...

Motorola to buy Vancouver-based Avigilon for US$1 billion

Shares of Avigilon Corp. (TSX: AVO) are surging after Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) announced late Thursday (February 1) it's purchasing the Vancouver-based tech firm for US$1 billion cash. Shares...

B.C. accounting-tech firm Bench raises $23m as tax season approaches

A Vancouver-based tech startup specializing in bookkeeping services has raised big-time venture capital and launched services in its home market just as the tax season approaches. Bench announced...

Entrepreneur tastes success with food-delivery app

Most university students who are two terms away from graduation are usually focused on their final few months of school and finding a job, not starting a company from scratch. But Randy Wu isn’t like...

$67m buy beefs up Telus’ smart-home security plans

Telus Corp.’s (TSX:T) Blair Miller likes to think of his company’s recent acquisition of AlarmForce as a kind of “accelerant” for its smart-home strategy. “We could build this stuff from scratch or...

Blockchain the real star behind Bitcoin buzz: experts

The world has been captivated by the sudden rise – and recent fall – of Bitcoin. But while the cryptocurrency has been grabbing all the headlines, the long-term global financial implications of the...

Ballard disputes short-seller report, forecasts record $120m in revenue

Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLDP) is fighting back against a short-seller’s claims the Burnaby-based fuel cell company’s shares are overvalued. The company’s shares fell 22% last week following a...

Ottawa ponies up $693k for Science World coding program for kids

For 30 years young people visiting Vancouver’s Science World have been able to uncover the nuances of human evolution, the laws of physics and the formation of the Earth. And soon it will further...

B.C. medical isotopes research spawns commercial venture

Radioactive isotopes are known for the energy they emit. Until recently ARTMS Products Inc., a B.C. firm specializing in technology that produces the technetium-99m medical isotope, was not...