UBC’s Featured Ventures – old – 2016
UBC's ventures span multiple industries, and are part of a connected entrepreneurial community.
3D geologic models
3point Science enables technical specialists to communicate their complicated 3D geologic models to managers and colleagues through efficient web-based collaborations.
Autonomous robots for light industrial use
A&K Robotics is developing an intelligent and mobile autonomous navigation platform for light industrial use, incorporating technology in the fields of robotics, computer vision and artificial intelligence.
UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) automation software
Aeriosense provides UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) automation software to organizations involved in inspection of electric power lines.
UV-LED Technology for Water Purification
Acuva develops compact and inexpensive to operate water purification solutions.
Three-wheeled walking bike
The Alinker is a three-wheeled walking bike designed to help people stay active, do what they love, and live life to the fullest.
Creating the next-generation of medical cannabis
Anandia Labs Inc is using genomics, high-throughput metabolite analysis and modern breeding approaches to create the next-generation of medical cannabis varieties with optimized therapeutic properties.
Visual Effects Middleware
Anomotion’s Motion Composer provides artificial intelligence-based natural motion technology to produce the most realistic character motion on the market today.
Helping aid orthopedic surgery
Arbutus Medical is a surgical equipment company developing innovative devices for use in developing countries, disaster relief, and other low-resource environments.
Improving Drug Testing
Developing a novel bioprinting system for the fabrication of 3D biological tissue constructs. This enables more realistic and representative responses to drug testing.
Technology to support collaborative care
Building technology to support collaborative care for brain and mental health disorders
AVA Technologies is a food technology startup that makes electronic micro-gardens for home and commercial use.
Glucose Monitoring App
Docto can calculate the blood glucose levels of Type I Diabetes patients one hour in advance.
Treatment of fibrosis and autoimmune diseases
A UBC spin-off, BirchBioMed holds the exclusive, worldwide, non-perpetual pharmaceutical license from UBC for two medical therapeutic technologies that mark significant medical breakthroughs in the treatment of fibrosis (scarring) and certain autoimmune diseases.
Boost Environmental Systems
Treatment of sewage sludge
Boost offers a patented process for treatment of sewage sludge and agricultural wastes.
Investment in students
Providing investors with the opportunity to invest in the future engineers, doctors and scientists of developing countries
Cambridge Energy Partners
Redeployable solar energy system
Cambridge Energy Partners is making distributed solar energy more affordable and accessible to industrial operations globally, commercializing the world’s first large-scale solar energy system that is modular, redeployable, and tracks the sun.
Water purification process
Carbonet’s proprietary water purification process can efficiently remove a broad spectrum of contaminants from water.
Support for seniors aging at home
CareCrew is a mobile app developed for families to help support seniors aging at home.
Recycling chopsticks into products
ChopValue is a product development and design startup that recycles chopsticks through a unique process into
novel, high performance design products.
OpenTable for Clinics
Cloud based appointment booking and management solution for dental and allied healthcare clinics. Helps patients find and book last minute appointments, and lets clinics maximize the utilization rate of their service professionals.
Connecting restaurants and retail buyers with fresh, local seafood
Connecting Restaurants With Traceable, Local and Fresh ingredients, Direct From the Source
Rethinking Data Storage
Coho’s mission is to free enterprise customers from the cost and complexity of today’s monolithic storage architecture and enable them to focus on their data and applications.
Drive Sales With Customer Insights
DRIVE is an interactive customer retention software platform that provides better insights into the needs of customers and employees
Disposable Caffeine Vaporizer
Eagle Energy brings a new twist on how to consume an energy drink
Ecoation Innovative Solutions
Pinpointing crop stress at the earliest stage
The Ecoation artificial intelligence platform predicts the type, location and level of crop stress using plant signals, and communicates this intelligence daily to growers on their phone or computer.
Grow cannabis with precision
a technology platform that digitizes your cultivation operations using the latest advances in wireless sensing and deep learning.
Elix Wireless Charging Systems
Electrical Wireless Power Transfer
Elix is commercializing a new method of electrical wireless power transfer, which avoids the potential health risks associated with high frequency electromagnetic fields.
Joint pain Technologies
Embrace Orthopaedics is developing technologies that enable active individuals to rehabilitate joint injuries more effectively, allowing them to engage in activity without the limitations of joint pain
Infrastructure Field Surveys
Encepta performs rapid and highly accurate field surveys of distributed infrastructure assets.
Cameras with Breakthrough Self-Cleaning Technology
Develop cameras to self-clean against the common contaminants in harsh industrial environments, with no scheduled maintenance necessary.
Isolate and expand adult stem cells
Extem specializes in the rapid isolation and mass production of adult stem cells.
Reliable source for quality skilled construction workers
Connecting construction firms to specific and varied skilled labor resources
GenXys Health Care Systems
Pharmacogenetic test that identifies genetic variations
GenXys Healthcare Systems offers pharmacogenetic testing (myPGx) and a medication decision support system (TreatGx) to consumers and primary health care professional to help you decide which medications and dosage will work best for you
Farm-direct dry goods
GRAIN provides farm-direct dry goods with a story — stories of real people growing food. They source Canadian
products exclusively, choosing only the best, from farmers and processors they know.
Concussion mobile application
HeadCheck Health is a mobile application used by Athletic Trainers and team doctors to identify concussions on sports sidelines.
Pipeline Leak Detection
Illusense provides leak detection systems enabling pipeline operators to make more informed decisions.
Unlock Your Drone’s Potential
Enabling safer drone operation through intelligent collision avoidance. Iris is a perception unit comprised of a camera, computer, and smart software. Together these bring intelligent situational awareness to all levels of drone operation.
Extracts metals of value from mineral ores
Hydrometallurgical technology that extracts metals of value from mineral ores that the mining industry has struggled to process.
Long-range wireless server
LET’S is developing Takhti, a long-range wireless server for communities without Internet connectivity so they can access resources to support education and promote health and socioeconomic wellbeing.
Create Value From Waste
Mangrove Technologies is an on-site solution for reducing environmental impact for the oil and gas sector. Its innovation helps an oil and gas producer to reduce costs, logistical headaches, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and wastewater disposal.
Access meats from local farmers
Meatme is an online marketplace for consumers to connect with local farmers to access healthy and honest meat.
Automated bicycle parking system
Mazdis’ secure automated bicycle parking system decreases building construction cost, optimizes land usage, and eliminates theft while providing more efficient bicycle parking experience.
Auditing the human microbiome
Genetic testing and analysis services to support better insight into the ecosystem of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes that make their home in, and around, the human body.
Hollow Microneedle Technology
Microdermics’ hollow microneedle platform provides a reliable, painless, and cost-effective means of delivering therapeutics and vaccines.
Personalized healthcare solutions
Molecular You is a digital health company that utilizes molecular level profiling of individuals to provide personalized healthcare solutions in an intuitive and actionable format.
Moovee Innovations Inc
Moovee Innovations leverages data communications to enhance transportation safety, for both autonomous and conventional vehicles.
My Green Space
Grow food with confidence
My Green Space™ is a mobile app that helps you grow your own food with confidence.
Advancing Public Consultation
PlaceSpeak is a location-based community consultation platform.
MTT Innovation is developing exciting new imaging technologies for the entertainment and consumer markets.
Zero Waste Grocery
Package-free grocery store selling local, organically grown and ethically produced bulk foods and fresh produce.
Accurate Wearable Particle Sensors
Nanozen develops accurate, lightweight sensors to monitor harmful airborne particles in industrial settings.
Spatially aware devices
NZ Technologies creates intuitive human-computer interfaces with patented 3D sensing algorithms that enable touchless control of contemporary devices in the operating room, for use by interventional Radiologists and Surgeons.
Open Roboethics Institute
ORi provides a comprehensive data collection and analytics platform to integrate public opinions with informed design decision making.
Revolutionizing the way athletes train
Pathonix is revolutionizing the way athletes train and perform by using textile-integrated sensors to provide real-time insights into what is happening in their muscles.
Development of Biosensors
Prospect Bio leverages that incredible genetic variety to create biologically based detection systems for industrially relevant small molecules.
Neighbours to rent things to each other
Quupe is an online platform that allows neighbours to rent things to each other.
Rugged Unmanned Machines
RIGID ROBOTICS is an innovative robotics company seeking to provide rugged unmanned solutions to a range of challenges in today’s industrial and commercial world, with applications in border security, port security, critical asset protection, and more.
Sensible Building Science
Advanced analysis for occupancy analytics
Making buildings work by setting new standards in the indoor environment, leading to better occupant health, comfort and improved performance
Everyday Smart Bra
The VITALI Smart Bra and GEM is for everyday women. The one who lives a high-strung lifestyle but also cares about her wellbeing. It is for all the ladies who run meetings or miles and anything in-between.
Sonic Incytes is developing ultra-portable ultrasound for the diagnosis of liver disease and other pressing medical conditions.
Spare Rides is a community driven ride-sharing service with more than 3000 trusted members in Vancouver.
Online Selling Platform
Spocket allows you to easily create a Shopify store using unique, handmade products from Etsy. The goal is to help users start and scale a successful e-commerce business.
Switchboard provides modern technology for managing trucking operations
Innovative Health Solutions
Tait Laboratories focuses on innovative and affordable natural health solutions.
Tape for Surgical Procedures
Developing a unique disposable, adhesive tape incorporating a radiopaque grid for use in surgical procedures, improving precision and reducing surgical errors.
Natural Bed Bug Control
Safe, non-toxic materials for effective and natural bed bug control.
Innovative transparent composite materials
Advanced architectural products, design solutions and engineering services promoting the use of composite material.
Smart Intraoperative Imaging for Every Operating Room
Torus System adds on to any conventional C-arm system and transforms the C-arm from a qualitative imaging to an accurate quantitative tool. This is enabled by a tracking system and proprietary algorithms for quick generation of long calibrated radiographic views at a fraction of radiation dose compared to plain films.
Umbrella share service
UmbraCity is an umbrella share service with a network of fully automated umbrella rental kiosks.
To break the poverty cycle in coffee communities by harvesting a tasty, healthy, and sustainable product.
VanAir Design is an engineering design company that specializes in interior building products.
Mitral valve repair device
Vesalius Cardiovascular is a biomedical research and development corporation, focusing on the treatment of structural heart disease, specifically mitral valve disease causing mitral regurgitation.