UBC entrepreneurs join fight against plastic pollution
The end of plastic pollution—in the oceans, on land and in our air—could be within reach with two UBC ventures working hard on solutions that could make this vision a reality.
May 26, 2022
UBC post-doc entrepreneur’s invention wins nearly $2M prize from Royals, Elon Musk
The waste-burning emission reduction invention of UBC post-doctoral chemical and biological engineering student now has royal recognition and the attention of one of Earth’s most influential billionaires.
Nov 24, 2021
Innovative floor-cleaning robots now scrubbing the halls of UBC
A partnership between the University of British Columbia and an innovative robotics company led by three UBC graduates is bringing seven artificially intelligent floor-cleaning robots to UBC’s Vancouver campus.
Oct 26, 2018
New UBC investment fund has big social impact
A new investment fund at the University of British Columbia is boosting ventures that are tackling the world’s biggest social and environmental problems.
Mar 1, 2018
Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings
For the first time in Canada, a University of British Columbia engineer has found a way to use Wi-Fi to determine the number of building occupants and adjust ventilation accordingly.
Mar 30, 2017
Alumni donate $2 million to support UBC startups
Thanks to two $1-million contributions from alumni Greg Peet and Glenn Walsh, University of British Columbia ventures now have access to additional early-stage seed capital to help build their businesses.
Nov 23, 2016
Technologies HATCH out of new lab space for UBC ventures
UBC has opened a new space for technology startups to build and test their inventions, grow their businesses, and transform ideas into commercial products.
Oct 26, 2016