The purpose of the Cranbrook Innovation Initiative (CII) is to encourage and foster the growth of emerging technologies that utilize the vast Kootenay region’s capabilities.
Our goal is to be the largest innovation zone in the B.C. interior for commercializing the research and development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous vehicles (land and air), advanced optics, clean energy, data sciences, and other related technologies.
The CII is committed to growing our existing industrial sectors by revitalizing or repurposing existing lands and engaging sectors that have been affected by economic downturn. We are working with local stakeholders, business leaders, and government agencies to help support our city as a rapidly emerging 21st century economy.