About Us

The UILO enables research collaboration and innovation partnerships between researchers and industry, government and non-profit organizations.

This all starts with a conversation, contact a member of the UILO to discuss how we can help.

Sponsored Research

The Sponsored Research Group establishes the contractual arrangements that allow more than 1,200 partnerships each year between industry and researchers at UBC and its affiliated hospitals, as well as more than 1,000 similar partnerships with government and non-profit organizations.

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Technology Transfer

The Technology Transfer Group works with the research community at UBC and its Affiliated Hospitals to translate research outputs, including patentable inventions, proprietary materials, research tools, software and other innovations, out of the academy for the betterment of society.

We collaborate with researchers to understand their research, goals and priorities; develop strategies to maximize the impact of innovation at UBC; and build lasting relationships with industry and other technology receptors.

The UBC UILO is a recognized leader in technology transfer and the commercialization of the outputs of academic research, and over 245 spin-off companies have been formed around UBC technologies.

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