The Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP) is pleased to announce that the Alberta Research Council has decided to open its first British Columbia office at VITP. 

The Alberta Research Council (ARC) is an applied research and development (R&D) corporation that develops and commercializes technology to grow innovative enterprises.  ARC specializes in converting early stage ideas into marketable technology products and services.

ARC employs over 600 scientists, engineers, and professional staff that operate in five facilities located throughout Alberta – in Edmonton, Calgary, Vegreville, Devon and now Victoria. Their customers have access to leading edge expertise, equipment and facilities.  ARC is a not-for-profit corporation that is wholly-owned by the province of Alberta and governed by an eight-member board of directors drawn from the private, public, and higher education sectors.

“We are delighted that the Alberta Research Council has decided to locate their first BC office here at VITP,” says Dale Gann, Vice President of Technology Parks.  “This relationship is reflective of two emerging provinces in the high-tech sector working together towards furthering the knowledge economy within each province.”

The Alberta Research Council is currently located in VITP’s Incubator Facility with the plan of moving into significantly larger space at VITP in Q4 2008.