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2023 HATCH Venture Builder Investor Showcase

2023 HATCH Venture Builder Investor Showcase

The Investor Showcase spotlights high-potential HATCH ventures across a range of industries to the investor community. These ventures have participated in rigorous training and mentorship through the HATCH Venture Builder program offered by entrepreneurship@UBC in collaboration with ICICS. The Investor Showcase is their opportunity to shine. Join us on Tuesday, May 2 at UBC Robson […]

ICICS Research Excellence Clusters Supported

ICICS Research Excellence Clusters Supported

Three established ICICS research clusters are among 38 emerging and established Research Excellence Clusters to receive support from UBC-Vancouver’s Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition. Research Excellence Clusters are interdisciplinary networks of researchers addressing societal and cultural problems, and working together to solve challenges that transcend traditional boundaries associated with departments, institutions, and funding […]

Jade Salazaar of UBC-Rogers Partnership Named Peak Emerging Tech Leader

Jade Salazaar of UBC-Rogers Partnership Named Peak Emerging Tech Leader

March 1, 2023

Rogers Innovation & Partnerships Lead Jade Salazaar, who is based in ICICS and helps manage the UBC-Rogers Partnership, has been named an Emerging Leader in the Tech category by The Peak.

Summer Entrepreneurship Program

Summer Entrepreneurship Program

The Faculty of Applied Science (APSC) and the ICICS team behind HATCH are pleased to offer the 2023 APSC Summer Entrepreneurship Program (SEP). The program provides support to students and teams wishing to advance their ideas utilizing novel technologies or systems that could have an impact on the world. The program will also help teams […]

Addressing the Healthcare Crisis at the Leading Edge

Addressing the Healthcare Crisis at the Leading Edge

January 31, 2023

Dr. Kendall Ho, Digital Emergency Medicine lead in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and a practicing emergency department physician at Vancouver General Hospital, is leading a multidisciplinary effort supported by the UBC-Rogers partnership to address the healthcare crisis in the emergency department with new patient monitoring technologies.

New Ventures Joining HATCH

New Ventures Joining HATCH

We would like to welcome some promising new ventures entering the HATCH Venture Builder in ICICS. Brief descriptions follow, with links to the venture websites for more information.   Verdi: Irrigation Automation. Verdi customizes water & fertilizer for individual groups of plants. This reduces the cost of irrigation automation by up to 80% and enables growers […]

HATCH/e@UBC Food Ventures Focused on Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing

HATCH/e@UBC Food Ventures Focused on Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing

The HATCH Venture Builder (“HATCH“) is UBC’s late-stage accelerator for technological and social innovations with strong commercial potential. A collaboration between ICICS and entrepreneurship@UBC, HATCH provides teams with the space, resources, and expertise they need to succeed. Sustainability is an important focus for HATCH. Here, we profile three ventures that are making an impact on sustainability and responsible sourcing […]

BRIMM Director John Steen

Bradshaw Research Institute for Minerals and Mining (BRIMM) Joining ICICS

Decarbonizing the planet to address climate change presents the world with a confounding paradox. In the next 30 years, we will need as much copper as has been produced in human history. Electric vehicles, solar panels, wind turbines, etc. all require copper. What was considered low grade 20 years ago and the lower threshold for […]

$2.85M Federal Funding to Study the Climate Impact of Travel Behaviour Changes Leverages UBC-Rogers Partnership Research

$2.85M Federal Funding to Study the Climate Impact of Travel Behaviour Changes Leverages UBC-Rogers Partnership Research

November 24, 2022

Professor Mahmudur Fatmi, a Civil Engineering professor at UBC-Okanagan (UBC-O) with a focus on transportation, is the PI on a recently awarded $2.85M federal grant from Environment and Climate Change Canada for “Integrated Development of Transport Data, Model and Community Outreach Tool for Urban and Rural Regions.”

UBC Campus Models Cities for Drone Operation over 5G

UBC Campus Models Cities for Drone Operation over 5G

November 15, 2022

The “Campus as a Living 5G Lab” created by the UBC-Rogers Partnership is being used to research the viability of employing drones in cities—which UBC models—to safely deliver packages like prescription drugs.