Engage directly with BC’s technology and business leaders.

Posted by Wendy Turnbull

Delivered as a monthly, interactive evening panel discussion, BCTIA's IMPACT Speaker Series features Finalists and Winners of the BCTIA Annual Technology Impact Awards – providing attendees an opportunity to engage directly with BC’s technology and business leaders. IMPACT hosts a diverse audience that includes entrepreneurs, investors and those dedicated to serving BC's technology industry.

This month’s event features finalists in the “Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology” category on Thursday, Oct. 29th from 5pm to 7:30pm at the Hyatt Regency and displays the abilities of Heart Force Medical Inc., MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates and SWITCH Materials to identify the business opportunity and commercialize a product, differentiating them from their competition.

Hear from executives and engineers from these companies on how their innovative and breakthrough concepts are evolving into plans to commercialize.

Learn about exciting new technologies in your own backyard, connect with peers, and expand your network. Be sure to register online.

Company:
BCTIA
Website:
http://www.bctia.org
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia. Our Mission is to help companies grow and build world-class organizations; global leaders that anchor a vibrant technology ecosystem and which serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs in our community. The BCTIA Centre4Growth supports tech companies at all stages of growth... more

Company:
MacDonald Dettwiler (MDA)
Website:
http://www.mda.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide. Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of earth and space based information solutions, ranging from complex operational... more

Company:
SWITCH Materials Inc.
Website:
http://www.switchmaterials.com
Location:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

SWITCH Materials develops revolutionary new materials based on proprietary organic molecules that "switch" optical properties on command. SWITCH’s molecular switches can be developed for a number of applications, especially in the areas of molecular electronics and health sciences, including optical filters, photochromic inks, paints and fibers, high-density optical information storage systems, molecular sensors... more

Company:
Heart Force Medical
Website:
http://www.heartforcemedical.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Providing low cost, rapid, and effective means of detecting heart disease is what Heart Force Medical is all about. We have developed a new, non-invasive medical device (the digital Ballistocardiograph) to assess cardiac function by sensing the seismic (contraction) forces generated by the heart. These forces are captured by accelerometers in a sensor placed on the chest. The waveforms are transmitted to a laptop... more


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