Digital economy: rapid response + resiliency (der3)

Support for small-medium sized businesses, in any sector, enter or expand in the digital economy.

Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency (DER3)

Digital economy: rapid response + resiliency (DER3)

So. Let’s keep things REAL.

Work [and life as we know it] has been interrupted.


This program is here to HELP. It’s a hyperlocal BACK-TO-BUSINESS initiative for businesses who want to consider entering or expanding in the digital economy.

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.

I'm a Small Business or Non-Profit

Are you wondering if digital tools could help make your business or non-profit easier and more efficient, but not sure where to start? Do you wonder about how to improve (or even, begin!) your online presence?
Are you currently doing business online, or would you like to do more? Is it time to consider a pivot or change to your business model? Let’s get to work!

I'm a Digital Service provider

Have you ever been a mentor, business advisor, consultant or investor? Are you a technician, engineer, scientist, artist, photographer (or guru in any field) currently working or retired? You know what you know, and it’s probably a lot, so maybe now’s the time to give back? More or less, free or fee, this program could use your help!

I’m a subject matter expert

Do you provide online services to help people and businesses to enter and/or expand into the digital economy. Or are you and your skills not yet doing as much as you know you could? Let’s help the local businesses that we know and love get back to work, with a little digital help from their friends! This is your time to shine!

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