Elevate your Intellectual Property
Customized IP Program
Accelerate Okanagan has partnered with New Ventures BC and Innovate BC to bring AccelerateIP to the Okanagan. This program is supported by the Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada (ISED). Break the cycle of intellectual property scarcity in Canada by learning and developing your company’s IP. This program has three separate streams to provide startups with access to education, skills development, mentorship, and professional support to protect, implement, and leverage their intellectual property.
What to Expect
AccelerateIP is designed for startups who want to refine and develop their intellectual property. It will be offered through three streams of programming
Gain Education and Awareness
Gain foundational intellectual property training, through online educational modules, in-person and online webinars, and an in-depth IP Certification Program for startups
Build Strategy and Connection
Get 1:1 mentorship and up to $25,000 of eligible costs covered for legal strategy development
Implement IP Strategy
Access financial support to cover up to $60,000 of eligible legal implementation costs.
AccelerateIP Is Ideal For
- Innovative startups who want to learn how to protect their ideas and intellectual assets
- Entrepreneurs seeking guidance and mentorship on Intellectual properties
- Startups looking for capital to develop targeted IP strategies
- Business must be in BC, Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories
Valuing Canadian Intellectual Property
Unlike a traditional course or program, AccelerateIP has customizable options to allow you to focus on what your company needs most. You won’t just learn the theory. You’ll put it into practice to make meaningful progress on your IP Strategy.
Accelerate IP is powered by New Ventures BC with funding from the Government of Canada.
Apply through New Ventures BC
We are currently looking for companies to participate in the three streams of AccelerateIP. This program is a rolling intake until Spring 2026. We encourage you to apply.