University of British Columbia Innovation UBC The Innovation UBC network helps transform research and entrepreneurial drive into new products, policies and practices that improve lives around the world. It fosters innovation through multiple pathways, including research partnerships, commercialization, knowledge exchange, entrepreneurship and support through dedicated innovation development officers. UBC boasts 1,300+ industry collaborations annually; 1,000 new student ventures and spin-off companies; and has played a key role in advancing technology, natural resources, and life sciences sectors. In order to increase and simplify access to this network, UBC has created two new innovation hubs at Robson Square in Vancouver and in downtown Kelowna. Discover how to engage with and who to contact at Innovation UBC.