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A prosthetic arm attached with a patch of ionic skin (credit: Kai Jacobson/UBC Faculty of Applied Science)

ICICS Researchers Develop Ionic Materials with Bionic Potential

This story first appeared on the Faculty of Applied Science website ICICS Bionics Network co-lead John Madden is leading research on new soft piezoelectric materials that generate a voltage in response to pressure, with potential applications in artificial skin and other areas such as implants and drug release. His former student, Yuta Dobashi, who started the work as […]

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ICICS Director on Advisory Board of Proposed Rogers THINKLab

April 28, 2022

As Relationship Manager of the UBC-Rogers partnership on 5G research, ICICS Director Robert Rohling will contribute his knowledge of matching academic and industry needs in his role on the Advisory Council.

Blockchain@UBC Cluster Featured on CBC TV

Blockchain@UBC Cluster Featured on CBC TV

Dr. Vicki Lemieux, who leads the Blockchain@UBC ICICS research cluster, was featured in a recent CBC Vancouver TV story about blockchain technology. Dr. Lemieux discussed her team’s work on a “Personal Health Wallet” that allows individuals to take control of their health records. The interview with Dr. Lemieux starts at 4:40 in this video from […]

HATCH Ventures Spotlighted at 2022 Investor Showcase

HATCH Ventures Spotlighted at 2022 Investor Showcase

In a record breaking evening, the 2022 Investor Showcase welcomed over 650 attendees at UBC Robson Square and online to come out and support early-stage ventures building solutions to some of the most pressing problems the world faces today. Learn more about the evening and the ventures that pitched at the Showcase.

Dr. Karon MacLean Appointed CRC Chair in Interactive Human Systems Design

Dr. Karon MacLean Appointed CRC Chair in Interactive Human Systems Design

Dr. Karon MacLean of the UBC Computer Science (CS) Department has been appointed as a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Interactive Human Systems Design, Tier 1 (senior) from the Canada Research Chairs program. Karon founded the ICICS-supported research cluster Designing for People (DFP), which provides a UBC-wide focal point for human-computer interaction research and training [read […]

Applied Science Summer 2022 Entrepreneurship Program

Applied Science Summer 2022 Entrepreneurship Program

The Faculty of Applied Science (APSC) and the ICICS team behind HATCH are pleased to offer the 2022 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 […]

14 New Teams Join HATCH Venture Builder

14 New Teams Join HATCH Venture Builder

The new HATCH cohort of 14 teams is solving large-scale and wide-ranging problems across climate, human health and social impact, whilst creating new markets and applications for technologies and innovation. Learn more about the Venture Builder Program and the new cohort.        

Aria Hahn (L) Brianna Blaney (R)

The HATCH Serial Entrepreneur: Optimism against All Odds

  Isolation, the perpetual threat of illness, and supply chain disruptions in the third year of the pandemic, compounded by the ominous portent of severe weather events, can challenge the optimism of even the most glass half-full people. But not some of the entrepreneurs coming out of the HATCH startup accelerator at UBC. Six years […]

$24 Million Spinal Cord Repair Project Funded

$24 Million Spinal Cord Repair Project Funded

[This story originally appeared on the Faculty of Applied Science website] A key challenge in treating traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) — the kind caused by impact from a car crash, a fall, a sporting activity or a violent act — is repairing the gap that is formed when the spine is broken. This gap, […]