The Tech Collider
Centered in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s technology and business district, the Tech Collider is a next-generation learning centre and event space. As part of our commitment and mandate to support strategic workforce development for BC’s rapidly growing technology sector, it features deep connections with industry, along with enhanced academic resources and services at BCIT’s Downtown Campus.
In the Tech Collider, learners work on real-world technology and business projects directly with industry partners. As a key strategic partner with BC’s vibrant tech sector, the Tech Collider brings together tech companies and skilled talent to explore challenges, build responsive solutions, and solve real-world problems.
Ideally located with easy access to Transit and Skytrain, visit the Tech Collider at 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC.
The Tech Collider has a sharp focus on industry engagement, lifelong learning, and strategic workforce development. It features state-of-the-art AV technologies, innovative spaces, and unique opportunities to engage with industry. The spaces are highly flexible, with mobile furniture and equipment, and can be used for corporate events, hackathons, e-sports, student showcases, seminars, presentations, fundraisers, receptions, and much more.
Flexible by design
The Tech Collider has been designed from the ground up as a multi-purpose space. Transitioning seamlessly from a technology enhanced learning environment, to mirroring real-world industry workplaces, to a fully equipped conference and event space, the Tech Collider can be easily reconfigured to support emergent programming needs. Features include a digital makerspace; mobile and flexible furnishings; and access to resources, equipment, and specialized services.
Made for making
Coming soon – full services and support for media production and design, virtual reality, video editing, podcasting, 3D printing, and much more. Learners will be empowered to construct their own learning pathways. Faculty will be supported by a specialist team to work with advanced learning resources and teaching tools. Students will learn through peer collaboration to co-create physical and digital products on project teams with industry partners.
Enhanced AV technologies
The massive floor-to-ceiling, seamless video wall spanning an entire wall of the Tech Collider allows for incredible presentations and events. Multimedia at this scale is breathtaking. It enables powerful opportunities to engage an audience, and innovative ways to interact with content.
The Tech Collider includes multi-purpose project rooms for industry partners, companies, and entrepreneurs to work with student project teams. Flexible space design and industry focused programming support events, trade fairs, and opportunities to showcase student projects and industry products.
The tech café
The heart of the Tech Collider is social and engaging. The Tech Collider brings together the technology community in an environment that actively promotes collaboration, team building, and spending time connecting and sharing. Catering options are available for events and conferences.