Tech & Science

Jul 5, 2021
Opinion: 5 technology trends that are here to stay, even after the pandemic
Conner Galway

“Whenever people find a new technology, they will flock to it, but this will never be a substitute for proper business communication.” –Howard Rheingold Sound familiar? That quote isn’t about Snapchat or Zoom calls—the hesitancy around advances in business technology dates back...

Jul 2, 2021
B.C. innovator brings hydrogen fuelling stations to the trucking industry
Nick Rockel

When you think about green vehicles, heavy-duty trucks are probably the last thing that comes to mind. Jessica Verhagen, Hydra Energy’s new CEO, wants to change that. Under Verhagen, the Vancouver company is taking steps to scale up adoption of its...

Jun 30, 2021
Cool B.C. company you (probably) haven’t heard of: Invinity Energy Systems is supercharging the battery industry
Nathan Caddell

There likely aren’t too many publicly traded companies sandwiched between two breweries in Vancouver’s Grandview-Woodlands neighbourhood. But Invinity Energy Systems’ chief commercial officer Matt Harper isn’t exactly complaining: “We’re right in the middle of Powell Brewery and Andina, so it’s...

Jun 29, 2021
People analytics leader Visier becomes latest Vancouver firm to reach unicorn status
By the Editors

When unicorns aren’t actually that rare, do you still call them unicorns? In Vancouver, it seems like a valid question as Yaletown-based people analytics and workforce planning platform Visier becomes the latest homegrown company to achieve a valuation of at least US$1...

Jun 24, 2021
B.C. non-profit creates Canada's first pro bono virtual family mediation project
Saphiya Zerrouk

With the majority of business being conducted virtually for the better part of a year, many organizations have become more comfortable with online platforms. Take the Access Pro Bono Society of B.C. (APB), for example. With the support of the British Columbia...

Jun 18, 2021
Technology Impact Awards announce 2021 finalists
Saphiya Zerrouk

Technologically speaking, we’ve never been in better spirits. Just ask the BC Tech Association, which has announced the finalists for its 2021 Technology Impact Awards. The province’s largest and longest-running tech awards saw a record 44 finalists across 11 categories. Inspiration from...

Jun 16, 2021
Meet the Vancouver company making it easier to buy and sell NFTs
Nathan Caddell

The whole idea of non-fungible tokens can be hard to wrap your head around, let alone the thought of designing or purchasing one. Enter CoinOS, a Vancouver company that recently launched a white-label NFT marketplace designed to make it easy...

Jun 14, 2021
Vancouver tech company wins $200,000 award from Department of National Defence
Pallavi Rao

Metaspectral, a B.C. company specializing in deriving real-time insights from high-resolution imaging software, has won nearly $230,000 from the Department of National Defence’s Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program. The program saw 210 participants submit 283 proposals for...

Jun 11, 2021
Vancouver entrepreneurs bring sparkling new innovation to window cleaning industry
By the Editors

Many winners of Mitacs’ annual Entrepreneur Awards are worth looking up to. Whether Hossein Kamali fits in that category is up for debate, but his innovation certainly does. The only B.C.-based name among the five winners of the sixth annual Mitacs...

Jun 11, 2021
Will this B.C. tech innovation help drive the cities of tomorrow?
Nick Rockel

A building as a giant rechargeable battery? Besides providing zero-emission vehicles with clean, renewable power, a local innovation could help cities run better. UBC’s faculty of applied science recently broke ground on the Renewable Energy Hub, which aims to turn a...

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