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Windber Research Institute Chooses GenoLogics to Collaborate on the Development of their Biomedical Informatics Solutions

GenoLogics, the leading developer of software for translational research informatics, today announced that the Windber Research Institute has selected GenoLogics to collaborate […]

Times Colonist Reports: Software Company Bridges Environment, Balance Sheet

Carbonetworks

A Victoria company founded in 2005 on the promise of helping other organizations manage greenhouse gas emissions strategies and carbon footprints, is about to expand the number of feet it has on the ground.

Carbonetworks, whose GHG emissions management software gives company executives the tools to understand their firm’s carbon footprint and how to deal with it in a financially responsible and profitable way, recently closed a $5- million round of financing that will mean an immediate expansion of the payroll.

Amazon.com to Acquire AbeBooks

Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that, subject to closing conditions, it has reached an agreement to acquire AbeBooks. AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books, with over 110 million primarily used, rare and out-of-print books listed for sale by thousands of independent booksellers from around the world.

“As a leader in rare and hard-to-find books, AbeBooks brings added breadth and expanded selection to our customers worldwide,” said Russell Grandinetti, vice president of books for Amazon.com. “AbeBooks provides a wide range of services to both sellers and customers, and we look forward to working with them to further grow their business. We’re excited to present all of our customers with the widest selection of books available any place on Earth.”

New Fund Available for Getting to Market Faster! – The Precarn Industrial T-GAP

Precarn Incorporated

Precarn has just released a call for applications to its reinvigorated T-GAP Program. Like its predecessor, the program focuses on the gap between technology innovation and commercialization. The program is designed for very small and start-up companies. This is an open competition with no specific deadline date. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Precarn is seeking immediate applications to this program. $500,000 has been allocated for projects costing up to a maximum $60,000 in Precarn contribution. Precarn funding will be up to 75% of the total eligible project costs. The average Precarn contribution is expected to be about $40,000. Once a project is approved, 75% of the Precarn funds will be made available upon contract signing and the remaining 25% will be paid upon project completion and delivery of a final report.

B.C. Increases Clean Tech Innovation Venture Capital

British Columbia

As of July 1, 2009, the annual tax credits available to investors in early-stage clean technology companies operating in B.C. will increase from $5 million to $7.5 million under the provincial government’s Venture Capital Programs, established to raise investment for small businesses developing new clean technologies.

“Innovative clean technology reducing GHG emissions will play a key role in helping to grow B.C.’s green economy,” said Technology, Trade and Economic Development Minister Ida Chong today. “The tax credits will lever up to as much as $25 million annually in venture capital to support clean tech companies that can offer exciting employment and investment opportunities to British Columbians.”

Darron Kloster's column "On the Street" (Excerpt)

Alternate TextStreetlight Intelligence Inc. announced today that
Dale Gann, vice-president of UVic’s Vancouver Island Technology Park, has joined
its board of directors. Gann replaces Martin Winstanley who has left the firm to develop
other business interests.

Federal and Provincial Governments Support Development Plans of a new Ocean Technology Park

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The governments of Canada and British Columbia are working in partnership to strengthen the ocean sciences sector through an investment in the planning and development of a world class, national scale ocean technology park on Vancouver Island.

Federal funding of $135,000 was announced today by Ed Fast, Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification. Minister Ida Chong, Minister of Technology, Trade and Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Asia-Pacific Initiative, announced a matching contribution of $135,000 in provincial funding toward the initiative.

Times Colonist Reports: Marine tech park feasiblity to be studied

Ocean Technology ParkA new feasibility study will look at a proposed Ocean Technology Park in North Saanich, intended to deliver hundreds of millions of dollars into the economy, create about 1,500 well-paying jobs and set global standards for marine research.

A marine tech park would be a focal point for industry, academics and government ocean research, said Dale Gann, acting president of UVic Properties Investments Inc., at yesterday’s funding announcement. UVic Properties owns both the Vancouver Island Technology Park and the existing Marine Technology Centre on West Saanich Road.

Canada's Ocean Technology Park and Engineering Centre Pacific

Ocean Industries BCMembers of the OCEAN Industries BC industry association applaud the joint investment made by the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia in developing the business and development plans for a new Ocean Technology Park and Ocean Engineering Centre to be co-located at the University of Victoria’s Marine Technology Centre in North Saanich.

Federal and Provincial Governments Support Development Plans of Ocean Technology Park

Victoria, BC – The governments of Canada and British Columbia are working in partnership to strengthen the ocean sciences sector through an […]