Five student projects created through CityStudio Vancouver this term were recognized at HUBBUB #11 on Friday, November 30. CityStudio Vancouver launched in 2011 in collaboration with partners City of Vancouver and Simon Fraser University.
Twelve of India’s top new entrepreneurs are visiting SFU VentureLabs® after winning the Next BIG Idea contest sponsored by Zone Startups India. The visit is part of a two-week, all-expenses paid “Market Access Program” prize that includes visits to Toronto and Calgary as they explore Canada’s startup and innovation ecosystem with a view to expanding their businesses into North America.
Over the past 10 years, Simon Fraser University has transformed into one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. SFU is consistently ranked among Canada's top 15 research universities by major global and national university ranking systems.
On Friday, October 12, through the Ignite program, Innovate BC awarded $944,600 to accelerate commercialization of innovative and technological research projects. Of that investment, a total of $841,500 was awarded to Simon Fraser University projects. To date, Innovate BC has awarded $4.3 million in Ignite funding since the program launched in 2016.
A mobile app that helps families manage the care of seniors living at home is being unveiled today (Oct. 1), National Seniors Day, at a launch event at Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard.
Created by Christina Chiu, a Simon Fraser University health sciences alumna and current UBC graduate student, the CareCrew app, known as Caren, enables users to share to-do lists and digitally log updates, while viewing and making changes to a plan of care that is personalized to seniors’ needs and preferences.
In our increasingly digital future, where new technology is transforming the way we access information, shop, live, socialize and work, how are Canadians positioned to thrive?
Enter the Innovation Agenda, launched in 2016 by the Government of Canada to make innovation a national priority. Simon Fraser University’s Director of Entrepreneurship, Sarah Lubik, was selected as one of 10 innovation leaders tasked with helping form, and engage Canadians to inform, the Innovation Agenda’s areas for national action.
Strains of the HIV virus have mutated in Saskatchewan, placing individuals who contract HIV in the province in danger of quickly progressing to life-threatening, AIDS-defining illnesses if they are not taking HIV antiretroviral therapy.