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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 […]

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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, […]

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ICICS/e@UBC 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 […]

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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.  

ICICS/ECE/IEEE Workshop on Future Communications and Multimedia Systems

ICICS/ECE/IEEE Workshop on Future Communications and Multimedia Systems

      This May 12, 2017 workshop, co-hosted by ICICS, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the IEEE, will feature five industry speakers presenting their views on Connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as a poster session during which UBC students and faculty present their ongoing research. Don’t miss […]

Learn about Entrepreneurship with e@UBC

Learn about Entrepreneurship with e@UBC

  Bringing an innovative idea to entrepreneurial life takes a variety of people and skills. Blair Simonite, Program Director of entrepreneurship@UBC, will be on hand on Monday, April 3 to share some valuable insights on how you can be introduced to the entrepreneurial ecosystem around us, including the HATCH incubator in the ICICS/CS building. Blair will […]

Rabab Ward (in red jacket) and fellow award winners

Former ICICS Director Rabab Ward Wins Vancouver Board of Trade Award

  UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor and former ICICS Director (1996-2007) Rabab Ward has been awarded a 2017 Wendy McDonald Award in the category of Outstanding Mentor/Sponsor. The winner of this award is recognized for having “imparted wisdom, experience, and knowledge with mentees in an impactful way.” Wendy McDonald Award awards are presented in […]