Accelerate IP (Founders)

accelerate IP

Protect, Implement & Leverage Your IP

Providing access to education, support, and strategy development for protecting, implementing and leveraging your intellectual property.

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Program Overview

Protecting your startup’s intellectual property (IP) takes more than just filing paperwork. Having an informed, actionable IP strategy can neutralize copycats, boost your investability and give you the edge in the global marketplace.

Accelerate IP is a three-year initiative supporting startups based in BC, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut with a focus on clean tech, health tech and data tech. New Ventures BC will lead the program with InnovateBC and a collaborative network of accelerators, incubators, and tech organizations. 

Spring’s Support

Spring is a Business Accelerator and Incubator (BAI) for this initiative. As a BAI, we’ll support our community of entrepreneurs and their startups through:

Eligible companies may also receive legal support for the services they need to protect their IP.

Leverage your ip

Apply via the New Ventures BC portal and be sure to list Spring as your BAI.

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3 Streams of Support

AccelerateIP will be offered through three streams of programming:

This initiative is based on the federal ElevateIP program by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). The program will run until March 31, 2026.