SFU ranked as #1 comprehensive university in University Patent Leader category by national ranking system

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. RE$EARCH Infosource Inc., Canada’s source of R&D intelligence and ranking system has just ranked SFU as the #1 comprehensive university in its University Patent Leader 2013-2017 category within its annual Canada’s Innovation Leaders publication. In this five-year period, SFU was granted the most patents, therefore has ranked at the top of the list among comprehensive universities. This recognition, is a true testament to SFU’s engaged vision and commitment to engaging research by providing flexible options for mobilizing the university’s researchers and technologies to solve problems that matter. 


In addition, SFU Innovates—the university’s innovation strategy that builds on SFU’s dynamic culture, while seeking to strengthen our commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship—is built upon four interconnected pillars, one being Industry and Community Research Partnerships, dedicated to bridging the gap to create innovations that benefit society. As a testament to this pillar are a variety of resources that SFU researchers and industry leaders can utilize, such as SFU’s Industry Engagement team. Industry Engagement is a go-to for industry, communities and researchers that are working to solve global issues.  


RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. is a leading research, consulting and publishing firm that specializes in areas of research, policy, business intelligence and analysis of science, innovation and technology. The national ranking system is widely acknowledged, respected and is a leading source of ranking information among research universities and colleges, corporations and hospitals. These rankings are followed by the research and innovation community, education and policy leaders, in addition to corporate and non-profit sectors.


See the full list of University Patent Leaders from the Canada’s Innovation Leaders publication.