Scale up your business to a global level by demonstrating your innovative solution locally.
The Green and Digital Demonstration Program (GDDP) provides access to City of Vancouver resources (i.e. buildings, streets, vehicles, digital infrastructure) for product testing and showcase opportunities, as well as critical follow-on connections and support from VEC and City of Vancouver staff.
GDDP enables its participants to do the following:
Since its launch in 2014, GDDP has made an impact in the start-up ecosystem. Watch the video above to learn more about how current participants are taking full advantage of the program as well as the City’s resources and support.
Jason Harmer, CEO of Crew Driver
The Vancouver Economic Commission has designed the GDDP to support your product demonstration and promotion efforts. Read the step-by-step breakdown on what to expect during the process, from submitting your application to deployment. Be sure to check out the list of available city assets that successful applicants gain access to.
Albert Chow, IT Manager
Successful GDDP applicants are innovators who are seeking proof-of-concept trials or showcasing opportunities. We encourage prospective candidates to carefully review the acceptance criteria as only a limited number of top-ranked applicants will be approved. Please be advised that the products accepted must be viable for testing on available City-owned assets.
Reviewing these supporting documents will assist ensuring your application for the GDDP is as strong as possible. The reports included in this section have been useful for past GDDP applicants. They feature cleantech funding opportunities, City of Vancouver policies and past reports on former GDDP projects.
Anwar, CEO of LoopShare
The Green and Digital Demonstration Program allows entrepreneurs and companies to pilot, test, demonstrate, or showcase their innovation by leveraging City-owned assets or infrastructure.
We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 Cohort. If you feel you meet the GDDP criteria, we encourage you to apply.