Resources / BC High Tech Associations by Region
  BC Technology Industries Association Based in Vancouver, the BCTIA is the largest High Tech industry association in BC, representing most sectors, although not all. It has become the key advocacy organization for lobbying government, with some notable success. The BCTIA typically holds several events a week, with good educational and networking value. The Website has many useful links.

Vancouver Enterprise Forum   Holds one of the best educational and networking High Tech Events in Vancouver, held at Science World at 5:30pm on the third Tuesday of every month, except in summer. Excellent Website with many useful links.

The Vancouver Island Advanced Technology Center (VIATEC)   Located in Victoria, VIATEC serves as an important focal point for the high tech industry on Vancouver Island, most of which is located in the Victoria area.

Fraser Valley Technology Network   Located in Surrey, this organization provides educational and networking events convenient for companies located in the Eastern part of the Greater Vancouver area


Okanagan Science and Technology Council (OSTEC)

The Silicon Vineyard Technology Region



A non-profit society devoted to promoting economic development through applications of science and technology in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.

Silicon Vinyard is the Newsletter of the OSTEC

Techvibes   "Geek" networking events in Vancouver and Calgary
CATA - Canadian Advanced Technology Association   CATA is the main National High Tech Organization, with most of its events and activities held in Ontario and little activity in BC. It is the main advocate to Federal Government.

Inventing in Canada   All about inventing, inventors and inventions - with extensive list of information, links and events, listed on both a national and on a provincial basis. Newsletter on inventions. Links to patent search services for several countries.