Technology & Innovation Sector

Comox Valley Economic Development works with the Innovation Island Technology Association to support the expansion of Comox Valley based tech and innovation businesses through the provision of business development services, resources and workshops.


Innovation Island Technology Association

IITA supports technology-based companies to accelerate their growth and plays a vital role in building the technology ecosystem in the mid and northern Vancouver Island region.

Through the delivery of quality programs by a talented team, Innovation Island has assisted tech entrepreneurs to increase revenue, create jobs, expand into new markets, negotiate investment, assess opportunities and accelerate their growth. Visit their website.

DER3 – Digital Economy Response Program

The new DR3 program provides one-to-one business and technical expertise for companies that need to consider changes to their business models, or action plans to better engage with the digital economy.

Click here for program details

Find a Workspace

As all digital nomads know, home is where you hang your hat, but finding a friendly place to crack open the laptop can be a bit more difficult. Sure, cafés can work in a pinch, and we have plenty of great ones, but sometime you need other options. Here is a list of local spots with decent wifi and a friendly environment for your mobile office.

Shared workspaces:

Worker-friendly cafes and restaurants:

Other spaces with wifi and/or LTE cell service: