SFU's Opportunity Fest, held annually in March, showcases student innovators and entrepreneurs from across the University, and celebrates their increasing interdisciplinary collaboration.
This marketplace-style festival of student creativity, hosted by SFU's Beedie School of Business at the Surrey campus, allows students to showcase their products and ventures, from business plans to product prototypes, to the wider community.
The 2017 #BCTECH Summit was a huge success, attracting more than 5,000 business and technology leaders and entrepreneurs, academics and students.
The SFU Innovates booth was equally successful, and buzzed with excitement. It featured examples of our innovative research, showcased 4D LABS’ facilities and services, and introduced visitors to KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative.
Burnaby North-Seymour MP and Beedie School of Business alumnus Terry Beech has been named a World Economic ForumYoung Global Leader. The program recognizes young leaders from across 40 different countries who are making positive changes in their communities.
Ready to Rocket is a business recognition list that profiles emerging and growth-staged British Columbia technology companies in information communication technology, clean technology and digital health technology.
The greatest innovations in history have come from people bold enough to explore possibilities and take novel approaches. Simon Fraser University is built on this premise.
“The diversity of innovations from SFU ranging from virtual reality, robotics, clean technology, data analytics and advanced materials highlights the various ways technology can have an impact on our lives,” says Joy Johnson, vice-president of research and international and SFU Innovates leader.
Imagine if a manual wheelchair could be adjusted as easily as an office chair.
This seemingly simple idea could have a radical impact on the future of wheelchair design—and SFU mechatronics student Louise Thomas’ research is key to making it a reality.
“You only sit at your desk for part of the day, so you would expect a wheelchair, which a person spends their entire waking day in, to be adaptable,” says Thomas, a master’s student specializing in biomechanics.
When Peter Johnston turned his childhood interest in gadgets and robots into a career as a product engineer for Volta Air Technology, he joined the nearly 85 per cent of SFU Mechatronics Systems Engineering (MSE) graduates who’ve stepped into jobs after graduation. Even sweeter, the company is based in Surrey, where he grew up, giving him the opportunity to apply and advance his clean-tech skills at home.
For the second year in a row, Simon Fraser University is a proud Innovation Industry Partner for the #BCTECH Summit, co-hosted by the BC Innovation Council and the Ministry of Technology, Industry and Citizens’ Services. The summit is fast approaching on March 14-15 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.