An Overview of the Build in Canada Innovation Program
Created to bolster innovation in Canada's business sector, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market.
This information session will provide an overview of how BCIP can benefit Canadian companies.
Special Guest Speaker:
Director, Build in Canada Innovation Program
Helen Braiter has been with PWGSC for 15 years and is the Director of the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) in the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Engagement (OSMESE). The BCIP is a new $40 million program which aims to promote innovation and support Canadian business development. It was announced in Budget 2010 and made permanent in Budget 2012 with the addition of a military procurement component.
An environmental engineer by training, Helen has worked in many areas within the Acquisitions Branch of PWGSC including policy, risk management and supplier engagement. She was recently awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for fostering a culture of innovation in the government and for supporting innovative Canadian businesses.
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