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 is a catalyst for positive social and economic change.
Recognized as Canada’s “most innovative university” (Reuters), UBC boasts 1,300+ industry collaborations annually; 1,000 new student ventures and spin-off companies; and has played a key role in advancing BC’s technology, natural resources, and life sciences sectors.
The Research and Innovation portfolio is at the heart of Innovation UBC. This diverse, campus-wide network fosters entrepreneurial learning, and partnerships with industry and the broader community that transform research into new products, policies and practices to improve lives around the world.
(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
UBC has an international reputation for its commercialization activities
Supporting local and global innovation
The next generation of companies are emerging with support from entrepreneurship @ UBC
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