Discover Tectoria offers look at growing industry

Source: Times Colonist
Author: Andrew Duffy

Victoria, BC - February 19, 2016 - For those curious what Victoria’s technology industry looks like from the inside, head to Crystal Garden Friday for the Discover Tectoria event.

The showcase, put on every second year by the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council, is a behind-the-scenes look at the sector. “Because the sector sells most of its products and services outside of Victoria, most people don’t get a chance to see what it does on a day-to-day basis,” said VIATEC chief executive Dan Gunn. “We created this as a showcase for locals to come down and see a good sampling of the tech sector.”

Tech in Victoria is now 900 companies, employing 22,000 people with revenues of $3.2 billion annually.

The event will include speakers throughout the day talking on topics including the neuroscience and biomedical engineering of Batman and Iron Man, the science and technology of beer making and an interactive science show. There is also a video-game lounge. Discover Tectoria runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.