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.
UV-LED Technology for Water Purification
Acuva develops compact and inexpensive to operate water purification solutions.
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.
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.
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.
Support for seniors aging at home
CareCrew is a mobile app developed for families to help support seniors aging at home.
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
Glucose Monitoring App
Docto can calculate the blood glucose levels of Type I Diabetes patients one hour in advance.
Disposable Caffeine Vaporizer
Eagle Energy brings a new twist on how to consume an energy drink
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.
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.
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
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.
Pipeline Leak Detection
Illusense provides leak detection systems enabling pipeline operators to make more informed decisions.
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.
MTT Innovation is developing exciting new imaging technologies for the entertainment and consumer markets.
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.
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
Innovative Health Solutions
Tait Laboratories focuses on innovative and affordable natural health solutions.
Tangoo is a restaurant marketing company, delivering turnkey social media marketing campaigns through food influencers and digital strategies
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.