Walas Innovation Centre Vancouver

An innovation centre for urban development and a hub for engaged citizens

Our partners

Our select European partners offer top innovations for sustainable buildlings and design.

Events & Dialogues

Join us for networking, education programs and workshops in and around Walas Innovation Centre Vancouver.

Walas Innovations

Walas Vancouver Centre is part of our Innovation platform and BlueWorxx program. Learn more here.

Welcome to Vancouver Centre

Vancouver Centre is a hub for the exchange of ideas to create a new version of vitality for cities of North America. Our showroom features top innovations for sustainable buildings and communities, and is open to the public.

Our goal is to reduce the environmental impact of urban and rural communities and create communities that are socially environmentally and financially sustainable. We help to resolve challenges cities and communities through international partnerships and cutting-edge solutions.

Vancouver Centre is a proud member of World of Walas. Walas specializes in revitalizing neighbourhoods and is known for fostering the creative class and growing the local economy by encouraging micro-businesses, respecting the existing DNA of the community, enhancing the creative core and listening to the community. Join our thriving community and be the change.

Walas Innovation Centres offer local access to sustainable projects, and act as a local hub for global sustainability.

– Gerben van Straaten

Our partners


Check out the latest upcoming events.
On February 13th – 14th 2019, World of Walas returns to Buildex in Vancouver, Canada. Buildex is Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries. Over 600 exhibits, and more than 80 educational . . .

Events and space rental

Take a look in our event space and get inspired.


Check our latest news about the Innovation Centre Vancouver and partners.
Dudoc Vancouver was proud to host the Dutch Business Club (the DBC) for their NED event. NED, short for the Netherlands, is a TED-inspired business conference for the Dutch and Vancouver businesses communities. Guests were able to hear from renowned speakers in the . . .
From December 6th to 7th, Kwantlen Polytechnic University held their Technical Apparel Design graduating class exhibition of innovative products at Dudoc Vancouver. They premiered creative and well researched designs featuring the intersection between technology, technical expertise and apparel. The Wilson School . . .

From the founder of Walas

Gerben van Straaten works between Canada and Europe. For over 25 years. He has bridged between business and academia to improve the environmental, social and financial performance of communities. His company, World of Walas, is known for revitalizing communities by putting people first, growing local economies, fostering innovation and the creative class.