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TechDev101: Building and Supporting the Local Innovation Ecosystem

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Williams Lake Campus: Thompson Rivers University

1250 Western Avenue

Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H7

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The TechDev101 Workshop aims to introduce and incorporate the basics of technology and innovation into the economic development fabric of BC communities.

The TechDev101 Workshop aims to introduce and incorporate technology and innovation basics into the economic development fabric of communities.

The intention is to support communities’ understanding of the tech sector, their related assets and opportunities, and efforts to position themselves to use technology and innovation as a foundational driver for economic development.

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Areas of discussion include:

  • Definition of Technology and Innovation
  • Why Knowledge-Based Industries are Important
  • Knowledge-based vs. Traditional Sectors
  • Overview of BC’s Tech Sector
  • Key Components of the Tech Sector
  • Innovation Ecosystem and Its Components
  • Talent
  • Community and Culture
  • Creating and Supporting a Culture of Innovation
  • Funding
  • Infrastructure
  • Community Success Stories
  • Government Support Programs
  • Mapping Your Ecosystem
  • Identifying and Prioritizing Opportunities

Delivered in partnership with the City of Williams Lake.

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Williams Lake Campus: Thompson Rivers University

1250 Western Avenue

Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H7

Canada

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