For UBC entrepreneurs developing solutions to the climate emergency.

The Climate Venture Studio is for UBC researchers, scientists and founders working on scientific or technological innovations, or disruptions that tackle a widespread climate issue. 

entrepreneurship@UBC has a proven track record of developing climate based ventures into game changing solutions. We work with innovators, faculties and leaders across the university and provincial landscape to propel innovative solutions into the world that have economic, social and environmental impact. 

The Studio supports the development of climate solutions in areas including coasts & oceans; energy; mining & minerals; industrial processes; food, agriculture & land use; resilient communities; fresh water; health & education; biodiversity & habitat; bridges & infrastructure; engineered carbon sinks; transportation; and other interdisciplinary initiatives.

Studio Overview

The studio works with ventures to identify climate market opportunities, nurture high-potential climate solutions emerging from UBC research and help entrepreneurs build impactful ventures. 

Ventures in our community can join The Climate Venture Studio to leverage entrepreneurship@UBC’s expertise in developing climate-focused ventures. This studio is designed to layer on additional Entrepreneurs in Residence, industry leaders and experts in our community to help drive climate ideas to impact. 

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This studio is led by Dr. Shannon Bard, an Entrepreneur in Residence and accomplished innovator and environmental advocate who spearheads acutely focused climate solutions programming.


Entrepreneurs, ventures, mentors and champions, who are part of our community are eligible to join the Climate Venture Studio; a separate application is not required.


Interested in learning more?

Get in touch with Entrepreneur in Residence and Climate Venture Studio Lead, Dr. Shannon Bard.



Community Collaborators 


We are located across UBC Point Grey and Robson Square Campus. Learn more about out locations

About us

entrepreneurship@UBC propels UBC innovations out into the world through venture creation, providing UBC students, researchers, faculty members, alumni and staff with the resources, networks, and funding they need to succeed.

We are a part of Innovation UBC in the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) portfolio

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