The Vancouver Corporate Innovation Group (VCIG) is comprised of corporate professionals who are innovating from inside organizations. We are intrapreneurs tasked with creating new products, services and experiences while challenging the established status quo, overcoming corporate constraints and fighting red tape.

We embrace the adoption of emerging technologies and welcome exploration and experimentation in pursuit of new and more efficient ways to generate value to our organizations and stakeholders.

In our sessions, expect to hear from fellow innovators and corporate entrepreneurs on how to effectively break through with a breakthrough; we will share best practices, tips and tricks that will help accelerate innovation, secure buy-in and deliver value to our organizations.


Who are our members?

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Working in these organizations:

  • Invoke

  • Hfour

  • FedEx

  • BC Tech

  • BCAA

  • Boeing

  • iQmetrix


  • Medimap

  • ConsenSys

  • EY

  • SAP

  • Mitacs

  • Clio

  • Pacific Blue Cross

  • FPInnovations

  • Finning Digital

  • Ektos Financial

  • City of Burnaby

  • BC Ministry of Attorney General

  • SFU


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The Vancouver Innovation Labs (VIL) is an open community for anybody interested in discussing and learning about new technological trends and their potential application in business, society and the environment.

Envisioning Labs has run the Vancouver Innovation Labs since 2013 attracting an eclectic mix of technologists, sociologists, researchers, designers and overall innovation enthusiasts.


Past VIL Sessions:

  • Envisioning Vancouver in 2025

  • Space Exploration

  • Nanotechnology 

  • Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things

  • Profitable Social Innovation

  • Advanced Materials

  • Robots & Androids

  • Incremental & Radical Innovation

  • Bitcoin and Financial Engineering

  • Big Data

  • The Future of Healthcare

  • Innovation Trends

  • Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality

  • The Future of Work

  • Disruptive Technologies

  • Genomics

  • The Value of a Transdisciplinary Mind


Partner Organizations:

  • Microsoft

  • City of Vancouver

  • Plenty of Fish

  • Ocean Networks Canada

  • Canada’s Digital Media Centre of Excellence

  • Ombrae Studios


  • NASA

  • IBM

  • SAP

  • UBC

  • SFU VentureLabs

  • MistyWest

  • Red Global MX

  • CityAge

  • SOHO Business Group

  • MakerLabs