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