Innovate BC announced $1,075,000 awarded to four BC research and development projects. The funding, through Innovate BC’s Ignite program, is accelerating the commercialization of these projects.
Two of the projects involve UBC researchers:
Transcritical CO2 Rock Pulverization
This project is developing a rock comminution processing system that deploys a first-of-a-kind approach in comminution. It aims to improve efficiency, GHG reductions, achieve operational simplicity and minimize environmental impact.
Dr. Bern Klein (Mining Engineering), University of British Columbia;
Chuck Lee, Rockburst Technologies Inc.;
Richard MacKellar, Chrysalix Venture Capital Fund
Contact-based inspection using tethered flying robots
Traditional industrial asset inspection methods are unsafe, expensive and time consuming. This project is developing tethered flying robots for contact-based inspection to eliminate health hazards and risks to human operators and to reduce time and cost of inspection.
Dr. Shahriar Mirabbasi (Electrical and Computer Engineering), University of British Columbia;
Dr. Reza Tavakoli, Avestec Technologies Inc.;
Dr. Pouya Kamalinejad, Avestec Technologies Inc.