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BCIC-Mitacs Commercialization Voucher Program
December 3rd 2012 at 12:56 PM
VICTORIA – B.C. businesses will get their products to market more quickly, thanks to an innovative pilot program that will place graduate students from B.C.’s post secondary research institutions with established companies for job experience.

The BCIC-Mitacs Commercialization Voucher Program, a key component of the BC Technology Strategy – http://www.bcjobsplan.ca/wp-content/uploads/TechnologyStrategy2012.pdf – announced in July 2012, was created to demonstrate the value of collaboration between industry and post-secondary institutions, and to develop and retain B.C. talent.

“It’s important that we support development and commercialization of products using innovative means such as the voucher program,” said John Yap, Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology. “B.C.’s ability to compete successfully in the global economy depends on a highly skilled and educated labour force. And you never know – the voucher program could nurture the knowledge and technology that produces the next Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates, or creates the next Facebook or Microsoft.”

Click here to see the full story in the official press release.

Click here to see the blog on BCIC's website.