Innovation + Impact

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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.

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. 

Visit the new Innovation UBC website