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Surrey Urban Technology Test Lab

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Field test your transportation, agritech, clean tech or robotics innovation in Surrey through our Urban Technology Test Lab and access safe, local, "real world" test zones to bring your idea closer towards final development and commercialization. This initiative will provide you an opportunity to:

  • Pilot your devices/software
  • Learn from deployment in the field
  • Obtain feedback from City subject-matter-experts and the public
  • Refine the product prior to taking it to market

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Surrey's Unique Advantage

Situated in the heart of Metro Vancouver and a stone's throw away from the region's two largest downtowns, our uniqueness lies in our large and diverse geography, from agricultural and bare land to waterways and the region's largest road network. We are also outside the restricted airspace adjacent to the Boundary Bay Airport and Vancouver International Airport, offering large airspace parcels with the potential for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) testing. 

Surrey's Strategic Location

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Tap into Provincial Pilot Funding

Qualifying innovations from BC-based small and medium-sized businesses can access up to $200,000 through Innovate BC's Fast Pilot Program. This program helps regional SMEs design, build and operate a pilot plant or small demonstration of their technology in real-world conditions. 

Learn more about Innovate B.C. Pilot Funding

Have a transportation, agritech, clean tech or robotics innovation you would like to pilot? Let's start a conversation.

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