Innovation Forum
February 28, 2017
9:00 am
5:00 pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street

Please join us for the free 2017 Innovation Forum. This event will showcase various government and private support programs that are available to Canadian companies in the R&D and innovation space.

The 2017 Innovation Forum is hosted by Public Services and Procurement Canada and the City of New Westminster, and supported by Vancity. The day will feature presentations and discussions with support programs and experts.


9:00 am – 9:30 am: Welcome

9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Presentations and discussions

  • Build in Canada Innovation Program
  • Scientific Research & Experimental Development
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
  • Concierge Service
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Mitacs

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch and speakers

Moderated by Mark Allison, Manager Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability

  • Mayor Jonathan Coté, City of New Westminster
  • Mike Walkinshaw, CEO of TIMIA Capital
  • Jill Earthy, Chief Growth Officer, FrontFundr
  • William Azaroff, ‎VP of Community Investment at Vancity + Board Chair at Modo Co-op

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Selling to government

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Post event stand up reception

This event is a great choice for anyone in the tech industries and research and development, such as business owners, knowledge-based workers, funders, or just people with an interest.

It is a great way to understand the relationship between emerging technologies and our economy.

The Anvil Centre is conveniently located just across the street from New Westminster SkyTrain station, and there is reasonable on-site parking.

Registration required. Your free registration includes refreshments and a light lunch.

The City of New Westminster gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship from Vancity to help expand the 2017 Innovation Forum.

The 2017 Innovation Forum is part of the City of New Westminster’s Innovation Week. Check out the other events, such as Hack Our City, New West PechaKucha, and the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Leadership Dinner.

Follow along on Twitter at @innovatenw


Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9:00 am
5:00 pm
City of New Westminster
Free, Registration required


Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street