News and Events

SONY DSC

HATCH Team Foundation Training Sessions

From September 5-15, 2017, ICICS, HATCH and e@UBC are hosting a series of morning training workshops for new and current HATCH venture teams. Expert speakers share their knowledge about team-building and company culture in week one, and sales in week two. e@UBC mentors consider these as the foundations upon which successful startup companies are built. […]

Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) National Forum

Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) National Forum

  UBC is hosting the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) National Forum from August 8-9. The goal of the Forum, partially supported by ICICS, is to generate innovative ideas and new collaborations among the various players in the Canadian aerospace industry, in relation to super-cluster funding. A number of topics will […]

SONY DSC

e@UBC/HATCH Summer Barbecue

On June 28, startup ventures from e@UBC and HATCH met at a barbecue held outside the ICICS/CS building. This informal networking event gave the venture teams a chance to learn from one another’s successes, and mistakes, as they move from idea to market launch.

e@UBC/ICICS Venture Showcase

e@UBC/ICICS Venture Showcase

On June  8, 2017, ICICS and e@UBC teamed up to co-host a Venture Showcase in the UBC Alumni Centre. The event featured 22 ventures that have emerged recently from UBC’s entrepreneurship support programs, including the HATCH tech startup incubator in the ICICS building. The Showcase displayed the success of UBC’s increasingly mature innovation pipeline, from […]

A Year Can Change Everything

A Year Can Change Everything

  Advance your career with one of UBC Applied Science’s unique professional master’s degrees for engineering, architecture, planning or health care professionals. These game-changing degrees combine technical, business management and leadership skills. Take your career to the next level. Learn more: https://goo.gl/VJOIdY.  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

UBC Faculty of Applied Science Welcomes Interim Dean

Effective June 5, 2017, James Olson, PEng, is the interim dean of the Faculty of Applied Science. He follows Marc Parlange, who joined the Faculty as dean in 2013 and is now provost of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. A professor of mechanical engineering at UBC, Olson has held many leadership roles at the university, […]

SONY DSC

e@UBC/ICICS Venture Creation and Entrepreneurial Opportunities Workshop

On June 1, ICICS members and their students learned more about UBC’s innovation pipeline at an informal workshop in the ICICS/Computer Science atrium. Blair Simonite, entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) Program Director  and Paul Cubbon, Leader of the Sauder Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group and champion of UBC’s Creative Destruction Lab-West, laid out the pathway and support available for launching a […]

SONY DSC

ICICS Co-hosts Connectivity for the Internet of Things Workshop

  On May 12, 2017, ICICS co-hosted, along with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Vancouver chapter of the IEEE, a workshop on “Connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT)”. The workshop is the latest in an ongoing series under the general banner of ICICS/ECE/IEEE Workshop on future Communications and Multimedia Systems.     […]

ICICS-sponsored Entrepreneurship Panel

ICICS-sponsored Entrepreneurship Panel

  On the evening of Monday, April 3, 2017, ICICS, Computer Science, and entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) co-hosted an ICICS-sponsored dialogue about entrepreneurship as an alternate career path for UBC students. An expert panel featured e@UBC Program Director Blair Simonite, Tagga Media founder and UBC Arts graduate Amielle Lake, and Barry Po, Senior Director of Product and […]

HATCH Company Microdermics Closes $1 Million Funding Round

HATCH Company Microdermics Closes $1 Million Funding Round

  HATCH startup company Microdermics has developed the only commercially scalable, low-cost, customizable, metal, hollow, microneedle platform, to provide efficient delivery of vaccines and biologics — addressing the reliance worldwide on the 160-year-old, generic hypodermic needle. The novel drug delivery system is customizable, less painful, and addresses widespread “needle phobia”. Read the full story here.