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HATCH Venture CBDV Acquired

HATCH Venture CBDV Acquired

The HATCH venture Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures (CBDV), a licensed cannabis and psilocybin research laboratory based at UBC, was acquired this month by Delic Corp. The company’s mission is to expand psychedelic wellness, including relevant psychedelic therapy like mushroom therapy and ketamine treatment, which can be used to treat pain and depression when correctly administered. […]

Donor Funding Allows Expansion of HATCH Internship Program

Donor Funding Allows Expansion of HATCH Internship Program

The internship program in the HATCH startup accelerator in ICICS has caught the eye of donors. Their generous support helps to extend the highly successful program from the summer term to throughout the year, giving an important leg-up to participating students as they enter the job market. At first blush, business and technology-focused students may […]

Six New Ventures Join HATCH

Six New Ventures Join HATCH

Six new ventures joined the HATCH (Phase 4) Accelerator Program in January 2021, after graduating from the first three phases of venture-building programming offered by entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) .They range from a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based graduate program admissions platform to video gaming and health tech to an agriculture tech company combining hardware, software and AI. The ventures are: ApplyChance: ApplyChance […]

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Global Steel Innovator Helps Forge Student Ventures

Three UBC students pursuing commercial technologies — data sensors for wine production, a chip-based wireless power transfer system and software for the analysis of customer feedback — are the inaugural recipients of a fellowship established by an inventor of modern steel-making. The Dr. Frank and Dr. Gordon Forward Commercialization Fellowship is awarded annually to graduate students in […]

Blockchain@UBC Precision Health Wallet Project Hailed by Federal Minister

Blockchain@UBC Precision Health Wallet Project Hailed by Federal Minister

In 2018, the ICICS research cluster Blockchain@UBC began a Mitacs-funded project to explore the intersectionality of privacy, identity and blockchain technology. This led to the research team developing a self-sovereign health records management solution leveraging blockchain that received co-investment from Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster. The project was hailed recently by Canada’s Federal Minister for Innovation, […]

BC Health Minister Dix Applauds BMIAI COVID-19 Supercluster Project

BC Health Minister Dix Applauds BMIAI COVID-19 Supercluster Project

This story is adapted from Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster 2019-20 Annual Report Unveiled at the beginning of 2020, the Point-of-Care Ultrasound for COVID-19 project’s overarching goal is to provide ultrasound bedside tools for doctors in urban, rural, and remote communities. These advanced tools combine machine-learning technology, portable devices and a cloud-based platform to create an […]

HATCH Company BarrelWise Featured in BCBusiness and the Vancouver Sun

HATCH Company BarrelWise Featured in BCBusiness and the Vancouver Sun

The HATCH company BarrelWise Technologies has developed a unique barrel management system that makes the winemaking process more efficient and minimizes sulphite content. Read their story in BCBusiness Magazine  and in the Vancouver Sun.      

Innovation UBC 2020 Physical Sciences Venture Idea Competition

Innovation UBC 2020 Physical Sciences Venture Idea Competition

Note: Innovation UBC has rescheduled the online edition of its venture idea competition and education sessions from September 21, 2020 to Winter Term 2. To receive more information once the competition is relaunched, join the mailing list here. UBC researchers with an idea for a start-up based on their UBC research in the physical sciences […]

Dr. Lemieux Receives Blockchain Leadership Award

Dr. Lemieux Receives Blockchain Leadership Award

Dr. Victoria Lemieux, who co-leads the ICICS research cluster Blockchain@UBC, has been awarded the Blockchain Leadership Award in the Ecosystem Category at the second Annual Blockchain Revolution Global Awards, held online on July 7, 2020. This annual event recognizes innovation, leadership and research excellence in enterprise. It focusses on blockchain applications and solutions for business, and how […]

Quantum Computing Training Program Funded

Quantum Computing Training Program Funded

The ICICS research cluster Quantum Computing led by electrical and computer engineering professor Lukas Chrostowski has been awarded a grant of $1.65 million over 6 years under NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. The funding will enable the cluster to launch a new training program in quantum computing hardware and software. Faculty from […]