Research innovations realized by ICICS members are transferred to society through industrial partnerships, via the University Industrial Liaison Office (UILO). These research outcomes also reach society through companies through spin-off companies launched by ICICS members and/or their students, harnessing a full suite of entrepreneurial programs available to the UBC community through entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC). Please contact us to connect with ICICS researchers with whom you may wish to collaborate.
Most external funding of ICICS members’ research requires industrial support, which helps to ensure the relevance of their work. ICICS-affiliated graduate students working on these projects are trained to think across disciplinary boundaries, making them highly adaptable and creative individuals. Industrial collaborators have access to hundreds of these highly qualified personnel annually through collaborations with ICICS members.
Companies ICICS members have collaborated with since 2001 include (jump to name beginning with the letter):
Nanowave Technologies Inc.
Nippon Steel Corporation
Nissan Motor Co.
Nokia Mobile Phones
Northern Digital Inc.
Novax Industries Corp.
NZ Technologies Inc.
P2P Health Systems Inc.
Paprican (Pulp & Paper Research Institute of Canada)
Partners for Advancement of Collaborative Engineering (PACE)
Plaintree Systems Inc.
Point Grey Research
Powertech Labs Inc.
Pratt and Whitney Canada
Process Simulations Limited
BC Cancer Agency
BC Neurotrauma Fund
Canadian Space Agency
City of Vancouver
Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Defence Research and Development Canada
Greater Vancouver Regional District
International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)
Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Taiwan University of Science
North Pacific Marine Science Foundation
North Pacific Universities Mammal Research Consortium
Pacific Parkinson’s Research Center
UBC Brain Research Centre
UBC Centre for Blood Research
Vancouver Airport Authority
VANOC: The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games