Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Connect with Innovation UBC at the #BCTECH Summit from May 14-16 to see how UBC can be part of your innovation story.

UBC Exhibitors at the Summit

Innovation UBC

Join us in the Marketplace to discover the depth and breadth of UBC’s impact and to learn more about engaging with Innovation UBC and our new Hubs in downtown Vancouver and Kelowna.

Be sure to meet with:

Connect with our Innovation UBC team, including Gail Murphy, VP, Research and InnovationJ.P. Heale, Managing Director of our University-Industry Liaison Office, Phil Barker, Associate Vice-President, Research & Vice-Principal, Research, UBC-OkanaganPo On Yeung, Associate Director, Business and Innovation Development in our Corporate Relations Office, and Barry Yates, Managing Director of entrepreneurship@UBC.

Don't miss: 

Take a demo of the Holo Brain, a mixed reality application developed by UBC in partnership with Microsoft that lets you take a tour inside the brain.

New UBC Ventures: entrepreneurship@UBC

Meet some of the newest ventures and learn more about the support we provide through our entrepreneurship@UBC programs in Vancouver and the Okanagan, and our incubators like Hatch.

Exhibiting Ventures

May 15

ScopeSys, Carbonet, Aeriosense, Genexys, Happipad and Umbracity

May 16

Durabrace, FraXure, CEP, Embrace and Meatme.ca

Student entrepreneurs working in Robson Square Innovation Hub

UBC Talent for Tech

Visit our Marketplace to booth and learn more about how UBC is providing the talent driving the BC tech economy, and professional courses that are available.

At the booth you can meet representatives from UBC's Computer Science, Sauder School of Business, Applied Science and Biomedical Engineering.

Emerging Media

Our Marketplace booth will feature Virtual Kabuki: Lessons from the Digital Dojo and showcase projects from UBC's Emerging Media Lab. The Virtual Kabuki is a collaboration between UBC's Kyle Stooshnov and Aaron Hilton of Steampunk Digital, which transforms motioned-captured Kabuki dance into virtual and augmented reality.

Research Runway

Learn more about the UBC research discoveries that will be driving the next generation of technology.

May 15

Blockchain Technology Project Showcase
This showcase features developments from a number of Blockchain@UBC’s research and educational initiatives relating to medical record keeping, digital identity, land transaction record keeping, scaling Bitcoin and more.

Digital Humans: Modeling skilled human movement using machine learning and physics
UBC researchers are using real-time physics-based models of human movement to develop digital humans that respond in realistic and interactive ways to their surrounding world, learning skills of ever-increasing difficulty. 

Rapid Detection Techniques to Ensure Food Safety and Integrity
Developing spectroscopic techniques that are rapid, user-friendly and/or cost-effective for the high-throughput screening of contaminants and adulterants in food products.

Help Kiosk: An augmented display system to assist older adults to learn to use their smartphones
Help Kiosk, a collaboration with Samsung R&D Canada, is an augmented large display system that helps older adults (ages 55+) learn how to use their smartphone.

High-performing amine-containing polyethylene: Synthesis and Material Properties for the Development of Modified Responsive Plastics
A demonstration of novel polyethylene materials demonstrating adhesive properties, self-healing properties, chemical responsive properties and even anti-microbial potential. 

Innovative Organic Solids Destruction and Resource Recovery Process for Waste Streams
An innovative microwave enhanced advanced oxidation process (MW-AOP) is a groundbreaking solids destruction technology that would change the way waste organic slurries are treated and handled.

MultiConVis: a visual text analytics system for exploring a collection of online conversations
MultiConVis helps users explore and analyze a large amount of conversational data by providing a user interface that shows hierarchical topic structures and the general sentiment about particular topics over a selectable timeframe.

Smart, Self-centering Bracing System with Improved Lifecycle Cost Against Seismic Loads
A novel, easy-to-fabricate, low-cost Spring Based Piston Bracing (SBPB) system that could substantially help reduce major seismic damages in a building and will keep structures serviceable even after a major earthquake.

Innovative UV Technologies to Support Human and Environmental Health
A new generation of ultraviolet reactors that operate with LEDs for water and air purification and sense hazardous gases and pollutants.

 

May 16

New Horizons in Cancer Imaging
Featuring a breakthrough platform technology for producing cancer imaging agents that is being used for the imaging of prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumors.

CuddleBot: Furry robots with feelings for anxiety therapy
CuddleBits are furry animal-like interactive robots - cat-sized (Bots) to mouse-sized (Bits) - that leverage the emotional power of touch to help children and adults with challenges ranging from anxiety disorders to chronic pain and Parkinson's disease.

Calmer: A novel Approach for Treating Infant Pain
"Calmer” is a robotic platform used inside an incubator that simulates skin-to-skin contact for reducing pain/stress in babies who may be too medically fragile to be held by their mothers.

TEC4Home: Telehealth for Emergency-Community Continuity of Care Connectivity via Home-Telemonitoring
A patient-centred home health monitoring solution designed for the safety and quality of care during the patient’s transition from hospital to home, bridging the gap between acute and community care.

Design2Model: Sketching 3D Designs & Intuitive Garment Design
Profiling software that transforms simple 2D concept sketches into 3D models and allows clothing designers to effortlessly modify designs and patterns.

Converting Solar Electricity to Renewable Carbon Fuels
The research group is developing a low-temperature electrolyzer that converts waste carbon dioxide into commodity fuels and chemicals. This technology serves as a platform for the seasonal storage of abundant clean electricity. The team is working on improving every electrolyzer component.

Smart, Self-centering Bracing System with Improved Lifecycle Cost Against Seismic Loads
A novel, easy-to-fabricate, low-cost Spring Based Piston Bracing (SBPB) system that could substantially help reduce major seismic damages in a building and will keep structures serviceable even after a major earthquake.

Microwave Portable Sensors
Next-generation instrumentation systems based on microwave portable sensors for applications including oil-sand, environmental monitoring and biomedical sensing as well as security and safety applications.

Innovative UV Technologies to Support Human and Environmental Health
A new generation of ultraviolet reactors that operate with LEDs for water and air purification and sense hazardous gases and pollutants.

 

UBC-Affiliated Speakers & Presenters

UBC faculty, alumni and ventures are speaking in a number of sessions throughout. UBC-affiliated presenters include:

Gail Murphy, UBC Vice-President, Research & Innovation
Breakthrough in the Digital Age | Presented by Google Cloud

Barry Yates, Managing Director, entrepreneurship @UBC
Women Who Tech | Collaborating on Action to Create an Inclusive Tech Sector

Victoria Lemieux, Associate Professor & Blockchain @UBC Cluster Lead
Beyond Bitcoin: Seizing the Potential of Blockchain

Julio Montaner, UBC Killam Professor and Director, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Progress and Possibility: Health Data Enhancing Lives

Alejandro Adem, CEO, Mitacs and Professor, UBC
Cascadia: Opportunities and Solutions Beyond Borders

Kelleen Wiseman, Lecturer, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Feeding Opportunity: How Agritech Innovations are Improving our Food Supply

Norma Biln CEO, Augurex Life Sciences Corp (UBC Spin-off company)
Building a Global BioTech Success

Patrick Pennefather, Founding Faculty Member, Centre for Digital Media
Future Jobs: Closing the Gap Between Industry and Education

Jeff More, President & CEO, MineSense Technologies Ltd. (UBC affiliated company)
Sensors in Sectors: Driving Efficiency and Productivity

Dr. Saber Miresmailli, Founder & CEO, Ecoation (entrepreneurship @UBC and CDL-West venture)
Feeding Opportunity: How Agritech Innovations are Improving our Food Supply

Tamer Mohamed, President & CEO, Aspect Biosystems (UBC spin-off company, Seed Fund venture)
Barrier- Breaking Healthcare: Personal, Precision and Genomic

AJung Moon, Director, Open Roboethics Institute (entrepreneurship @UBC alumni venture participant)
Should We Fear the Robots?

Valerie Song, CEO & Co-Founder, Ava Technologies (entrepreneurship @UBC alumni venture participant)
Find Opportunities: Be Bold