July 24, 2015 - Kelowna, British Columbia - Western Economic Diversification Canada
Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification (WD), announced over $3.4 million in funding to the Kelowna Innovation Society (KIS) for their project that will build out, equip, and operate the publicly-funded space at the Okanagan Centre for Innovation (OCI).
Boasting over 24,000 square feet of space – that includes a business incubator, training and digital media labs, and presentation and meeting space – the OCI will provide innovators, entrepreneurs, and emerging high-growth companies with direct access to resources, facilities, funding and mentorship.
The Centre will bring the Okanagan innovation community together under one roof, providing entrepreneurs and start-ups with the support they need to build their companies and create new job opportunities. Moreover, the Centre will also further establish the Okanagan region as a leading technology centre, helping to increase trade, raise national and international awareness, and attract and retain new talent.
Office of the Minister
Western Economic Diversification
Regional Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Vice President and Director
Kelowna Innovation Society
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