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2020 New West Innovation Expo

Get to know the innovation support programs available to your business from across the lower mainland.

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The City of New Westminster and Public Services and Procurement Canada is partnering to present the New West Innovation Expo!

This event will showcase various government support programs available to Canadian companies in the R&D and innovation space.

The 2020 Innovation Expo will feature presentations and discussions with support programs and experts from:


8:30 Registration

9:00 – 12:30 Innovation Presentations, Panels, and Networking

Opening Remarks

Innovation Lightning Round

  • Short presentations from reps with innovation support programming

Innovation Panel – “From Idea to Client”

  • Eric Fournier from IDEaS program
  • LCdr Gray Marine Systems Engineering Officer
  • Cdr S.R. Gillespie from Navy Technology Innovation Program
  • Brandon Wright CEO Barnacle Systems Inc.
  • Pavel Haintz President Think Sensor Research Inc
  • Hong Yu from IRAP
  • Moderated by Alex Rueben from ABCMI

12:30 – 1:00 Break (lunch not provided)

1:00 – 3:00 Industrial and Technological Benefit (ITB) Workshop

  • Are you investing in R&D, skills development and training, or exporting?
  • Even if you are not in the defence industry, understanding Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits can help you unlock valuable business opportunities.
  • This workshop will help you demonstrate how your product or service can help fulfill Value Proposition obligations of large defence contractors.

Travel and Parking Information

The Anvil Centre is located across the street from New Westminster Station. Public Transit is encouraged as there is limited parking underground.

ASL interpreters available at event

The 2020 New West Innovation Expo is generously supported by Landcor Data Corporation.

2020 New West Innovation Expo

Event Details

2020 New West Innovation Expo

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6
New Westminster BC

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