AIAC Pacific welcomes B.C. technology strategy
AIAC Pacific congratulated the B.C. Government on the release of its plan to ensure that technology development remains a vibrant and sustainable economic driver for the province in the years ahead. The B.C. Technology Strategy, which was released by Premier Christy Clark at the B.C. Tech Summit today in Vancouver, contains a series of initiatives focused on supporting technology learning, investment, and research and development, including in the aerospace industry.
“As one of the most advanced manufacturing industries in the world, our ability to develop cutting-edge innovation and technology is essential to the success of the aerospace industry,” said Jim Quick, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC). “We are very pleased to see the government’s commitment to supporting technology development and commercialization in British Columbia, and we are confident that this will positively impact the growth of the aerospace industry in the province.”
As part of its partnership with the BC government to support the development of a unified aerospace cluster in the province, one of AIAC Pacific’s main priorities is the development of several R&D Centres of Excellence within the province. The association also acts as the regional office for the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), a national collaborative research network.