Our Strategy

SFU Innovates: Moving Ideas Into Action

What is SFU Innovates?

SFU Innovates is the university’s innovation strategy with a mission to engage SFU researchers, staff and students with our communities and partners to solve societal challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Based on SFU’s vision to be Canada’s engaged university, SFU Innovates builds on our dynamic culture and seeks to strengthen SFU as Canada’s academic leader in innovation.

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SFU Innovates is built upon four interconnected pillars


Developing a mindset that applies creativity, adaptability and collaboration to solve problems that matter.

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Developing emerging leaders and solutions for a sustainable, just and healthy community.

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Transforming ideas made in the classroom, lab and community into ventures that scale.

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Industry and Community Research Partnerships

Bridging the gap to create innovations that benefit society.

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