Impact + Innovation

We champion innovation. Research plays a starring role.

From influential publications that push the boundaries of knowledge to new inventions with commercial applications, and from discoveries that influence public policy to new developments in medical practice—UBC research generates dramatic impacts.

UBC is one of Canada’s major research hubs, and our researchers are among the world’s most frequently cited. Their discoveries are at the heart of products, treatments and services that have generated an estimated $11 billion in sales, and have led to the creation of more than 190 companies.

We are even innovative about how we build research partnerships, turning our campus into a living lab and supporting entrepreneurship at every level across campus. 

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(Find even more stories about UBC's research impacts and excellence in Spotlight Areas.)

From research to reality

UBC researchers discuss the impact of their work

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UBC Inventions

UBC has an international reputation for its commercialization activities

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Research Partnerships

Supporting local and global innovation

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The next generation of companies are emerging with support from entrepreneurship @ UBC

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Impact + Innovation Stories


A Light in Winter
Explorations in light, food security and greenhouse technologies. 

Nothing to Fear
UBC entrepreneurs take sting out of needles

Operating from a Good Place
The making of a social venture

The Best Solution
UBC students translate big ideas into biomedical prototypes