Why Vancouver is the Logical Choice for an RMB Hub – Insights from the VEC
By 2020, China’s renminbi (RMB) will be widely used in international trade and finance. Vancouver has been preparing to take advantage of its rising popularity by building on its position as Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway.
VEC Opinion Piece: Vancouver translates ideas to action
From the birth of Greenpeace to the conceptualization of the 100-mile diet, Vancouver has long been known as a place that spurs big ideas — ideas with such propensity to stick, we coined the term “Vancouverism.” While some might say these ideas....
GDDP : Call for applications! Deadline is Oct 22, 2014
The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) now welcomes entrepreneurs to submit applications to participate in the Green and Digital Demonstration Program (GDDP). The GDDP was established to advance the VEC’s green and digital strategies and accelerate the pace of commercialization and job growth in the local economy.
The VEC and Vancity Community Foundation Designate 312 Main St as Vancouver’s First Technology and Social Innovation Centre
Announced this week, 312 Main Street will become Vancouver’s first technology acceleration and social innovation centre. Intended to serve as an innovation hub supporting local entrepreneurs, startups, and social innovators, the centre plans to open in 2015.
The idea for the centre germinated in a City program for business during the 2010 Olympic Games and was subsequently added to Vancouver’s Economic Action Strategy. Since then, the VEC has conducted extensive research, business planning, site visits, and business and community engagement. The VEC partnered with the City to identify an optimal location for the Centre, and an ideal partner to operate the facility and manage the delivery of on-site programming. The City has also been instrumental in providing support to the VEC’s vision for an innovation hub to serve local entrepreneurs and social innovators with world-class programming and support services.
More details can be found in the press release here.
Grand Opening of the GreenHUB in the False Creek Flats
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new greenHUB in the False Creek Flats took place today. The greenHUB is the product of collaboration between Recycling Alternative and United We Can to create a centralized trash-busting facility that improves the efficiency of both operations through shared space and resources.
Open Call for EOIs: CCEMC $65 Million Cleantech Fund
The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) has just announced an open call for expressions of interest (EOI) for projects from around the world that have a strong potential to result in significant, verifiable and sustainable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Collateral Films: From Italian Couture to Vancouver Advertising
The Italian production company, Collateral Films, has officially opened its first North American office in Vancouver. The company’s background is in producing video and marketing materials for some of Italy’s most iconic couture brands, such as Armani, Gucci....