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Thriving…Not Just Surviving

Thriving…Not Just Surviving

While the world has been on pause during the pandemic, innovation on campus has continued to flourish. Startups generally have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. As challenging as launching a startup is in the best of times, doing so during a pandemic presents smaller ventures with even greater challenges in accessing funding, research […]

$23M Investment to Fuel AI Research and Teaching

$23M Investment to Fuel AI Research and Teaching

A new UBC Science interdisciplinary cluster will help fuel artificial intelligence innovation and research excellence over the next two years. The Artificial Intelligence Methods for Scientific Impact (AIM-SI) cluster will hire five new assistant professors across the Departments of Computer Science (two faculty members), Statistics (two faculty members), and Mathematics (one faculty member). The $23M […]

Blockchain Industry Night 2021: September 23

Blockchain Industry Night 2021: September 23

The Industry Night has been a flagship event at Blockchain@UBC and we can’t wait to welcome you. This year, we host the Industry Night both on the UBC campus and online: register here. Guests will enjoy discussing trending topics such as cryptocurrency, blockchain, and decentralization. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow blockchain startups, technology companies, graduate students, faculty researchers, […]

Three New Ventures Joining HATCH

Three New Ventures Joining HATCH

This July, we are delighted to be welcoming three new teams into HATCH. To accelerate venture growth is no easy feat and represents a tenacity and dedication to the entrepreneurial process. These teams have overcome obstacles and persevered through the CORE and Lab2Launch venture building programs, demonstrating their commitment and passion for solving the critical […]

Rogers and UBC Unleash the Power of 5G

Rogers and UBC Unleash the Power of 5G

With ultra-fast speeds, low latency and increased reliability, 5G is ushering in a telecommunications revolution: almost anything can be connected and transmit data, including machines, objects, plants and devices. A 5G network can carry large amounts of data without significant losses, and opens up new possibilities for many sectors while offering societal benefits that are […]

Tori Koelewyn, R&D Engineer

Zennea Technologies: Putting the Zen Back into Sleep

Twenty-five percent of adults snore, disrupting their own and their partner’s sleep, with negative effects on health, relationships, and work performance. Chronic snoring can be a symptom of OSA, a precursor to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), or an independent condition with a similar mechanism of action. Although not all snorers have OSA, a noticeable symptom […]

Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Full Display at the 2021 Investor Showcase

Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Full Display at the 2021 Investor Showcase

The 2021 Investor Showcase presented by HATCH, entrepreneurship@UBC and ICICS took place on May 26, featuring 20 ventures pitching across 3 categories ranging from “Ones-to-Watch”, “Ready-to-Raise” and those “Preparing-for-Liftoff”.  We welcomed over 300 individuals across our innovation ecosystem. From investors and funders to industry partners and connectors, our entire community showed up to support and witness our impactful […]

Investor Showcase May 26, 2021

Investor Showcase May 26, 2021

Entrepreneurship and innovation thrive at UBC. From the incredible research and discoveries happening across campus to ideas and trends emerging from the university’s population of transformational thinkers, UBC is home to a rich community of early-stage ventures set to shape the future of our world. entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC)in partnership with ICICS have leveraged UBC’s innovation and entrepreneurial drive, […]

School of Biomedical Engineering Annual Symposium

School of Biomedical Engineering Annual Symposium

The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) Annual Symposium took place on June 8-9, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm (PDT). The Symposium was a virtual event this year and showcased industry panels, research presentations, poster sessions, and keynote talks from Dr. Ali Khademhosseini and Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff.    View the full agenda here: https://www.bme.ubc.ca/events/event/sbme-annual-symposium-2021/

Blockchain Technology Symposium 2021

Blockchain Technology Symposium 2021

Blockchain Technology Symposium 2021 (BTS’ 21) brought academic researchers, industry professionals, and decision makers together to present recent advancements, discuss adoption barriers, tackle common challenges, and explore future roadmaps surrounding blockchain and its related technologies such as consensus algorithms, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and distributed ledger technologies. As a follow-up to BTS’18 & BTS ‘20, which […]