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Support for small businesses

in any sector, enter or expand in the digital economy.

Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency (DER3)

When times are tough we band together.

We do what we need to do to help each other and keep our communities going. This is the Northern way. 2020 has been a hard year for your business. You’ve faced operating restrictions, lack of visitors, and even closures. You need to adapt but you don’t know which way to go.

The DER3 is program is here to HELP. It’s an initiative for local businesses who want to consider entering or expanding in the digital economy.

Have a small business that needs help? Get started TODAY with a no-cost, no-obligation business assessment.

Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up below as small business that needs help OR as a provider or expert who can help small busineses

2. We’ll have an intake interview with our digital resilience coordinator who will listen to your needs and then put you in touch with on of our advisors for a more depth conversation.

3. You get advice for tools and solutions that would move your business forward.

4. Referral options to local service providers for contracted solutions.

I'm a Small Business or Non-Profit

I'm a Digital Service provider

I’m a subject matter expert

About the program

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Innovate BC is pleased to offer the Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency Program (DER3) to support small-medium sized businesses, in any sector, enter or expand in the digital economy.

The program will be available in six regions throughout the province and will provide:

  • Personalized advisory services to assess needs, recommend tools and solutions toward appropriate technology adoption, and guidance on the implementation.
  • Resource materials, best practices and tools needed to increase business capacity, expand into new markets or opportunities, and respond to physical restrictions associated with COVID-19 workplace requirements.
  • Connections to vetted digital service providers and subject matter experts that may address specific needs, beyond the items listed above.

All types of businesses are encouraged to apply, however priority will be given to non-tech companies.

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