As news has shifted online, social media has become the digital messenger, amplifying the reach of breaking news stories. Social media has changed the way people interact with each other in the sharing of information, personal messages, and opinions about current events, personal situations and experiences. Companies that were born in the digital age—like Facebook—first were celebrated as a way for people to more easily and quickly interact across different communities and locations around the world.
An incredible 26 SFU VentureLabs® and Simon Fraser University affiliated companies were recognised on the 2018 Ready to Rocket list, announced in March. This is a list of top private British Columbia companies positioned to capitalize on growth in one of four technology sectors: information and communications technology; cleantech; life sciences; and digital health.
From prototyping to production, Simon Fraser University’s 4D LABS has it all. The $65 million state-of-the-art materials science and engineering research facility will be at this year’s #BCTECH Summit, happening May 14-16, 2018. Located at the SFU Innovates booth—in the Marketplace at the Vancouver Convention Centre—4D LABS will be exhibiting a broad range of innovations from remote-controlled fuel cell cars to Nanotech Security Corporation holograms.
SFU Innovates program SFU VentureLabs® has been awarded Top Challenger in North America by UBI Global, the world's most extensive benchmark study of university-linked business incubators and accelerators.
A company founded by a pair of Simon Fraser University alumni has been chosen to fast-track its gesture-recognition wristband to market under the mentorship of Techstars, one of North America’s biggest start-up accelerators.
Improving seniors’ social lives is the impetus for a new service conceived by a team of SFU students. They’ve just completed a program called Health Change Lab. Students in this experiential learning program address community health challenges in Surrey through entrepreneurship and innovation.
Mathematician Caroline Colijn, from London’s Imperial College, will join Simon Fraser University as a prestigious Canada 150 Research Chair in 2018. She will hold the chair in Mathematics for Infection, Evolution and Public Health. Colijn is one of four chairs introduced in Ottawa today as part of the Canada 150 Research Chair program, created in celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary.
A student-conceived company that combines self-care and sustainability took the top prize at the recent #MadeBySFU competition.
SFU student Larissa Chen and colleague Delara Tabiri co-founded Böues, a beauty company specializing in locally-sources, organic products, and introduced their first product, the Böues Bar, during the contest. As winners, their product will be featured this month in the SFU Spirit Shop, just in time for Christmas sales.