Design for Startups invited to apply for Capacity Building Pilot Program within Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster

Design for Startups was selected as one of the 17 proposals to move to the next stage of the Capacity Building Pilot Program run by Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster. Launched in March 2019, the pilot program aims to develop a diverse pool of digital talent to prepare the workforce for the jobs of tomorrow.

Design for Startups cultivates tech-based entrepreneurial activity amongst design students in BC by creating connections and exposures between design students and technology entrepreneurs. The program has proven itself to be a highly effective model for knowledge transfer to emerging businesses in British Columbia and has evolved to become a larger umbrella initiative that builds and supports entrepreneurship through multiple modalities. Developed by Living Labs in 2013, the program is now delivered within the framework of Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship.

To learn more about the Capacity Building Pilot Program, visit the Digital Supercluster Blog.

About Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster

Established in 2018 with funds from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development as well as industry, research and post-secondary partners, the Digital Technology Supercluster is an industry-led consortium and will leverage BC’s global leadership and position Canada as a global hub for digital technology innovation, generating new jobs, growing GDP and increasing Canada’s global competitiveness through the application of data analytics, quantum computing, and virtual, mixed/augmented reality. Through ambitious, collaborative partnerships, the Digital Technology Supercluster facilitates and funds projects that develop digital products and platforms to transform industries and propel the economic growth of Canada.