entrepreneurship

Innovative floor-cleaning robots now scrubbing the halls of UBC

Oct 26, 2018    |   For more information, contact Erik Rolfsen

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.

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ICICS Hosts “The Future of Digital Innovation”

On September 17 and 18, the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) hosted a networking event for research alumni from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg who now work in the USA or Canada.

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This Saint Lucian Woman Is Combining Agriculture, Technology & Gender Equality

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Vancouver problems yield success for robo-garden entrepreneur speaking at BC Tech Summit

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APSC grad student wins award for work on low-cost melanoma detection device

Prateek Mathur, a master’s student in biomedical engineering at UBC, has received the 2017/2018 BC MEDTECH Graduate Award in Biomedical Engineering. Endowed by the BC Medical Devices Association, the award is intended to recognize UBC biomedical engineering graduate students with “an entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in the local biomedical engineering industry and demonstrated leadership and communication skills.”

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UBC students win entrepreneurship competition with innovative solution for restaurant industry

A team of UBC students was awarded first place in the entrepreneurship category of the competition portion of this year’s Pacific Venture Capital Conference and Competition, the largest student-run event of its kind in North America. The win came with a $5500 cash prize and four thousand dollars’ worth of in-kind legal services from McMillan LLP.

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Awards celebrate partnerships between business and academia

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Self-cleaning camera developed at UBC proves its worth at Canfor sawmill

A self-cleaning camera created by ExcelSense Technologies, a UBC-based venture, has cut maintenance downtime at one of the log lines in a British Columbia sawmill by almost 60 per cent. By providing the ability to see a critical but previously invisible process on the worksite, the technology enabled millworkers to prevent a recurring clogging problem from developing on multiple occasions. 

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BCBusiness recognizes female STEM influencers from APSC

BCBusiness has named several members of the UBC APSC community to its list of “B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2018.” This year, the magazine is featuring women who are making a significant impact in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).

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3D bio-printing company hopes to create human tissue on demand

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