• September 2023
  • September 20, 2023 6:30PM, UBC CHBE 101

    IOB Introduction + Social

    Speakers | Chang Han - Lead EiR (Entrepreneur in Residence) at e@UBC.
    Francis Steiner - EiR at e@UBC; HATCH Founder; COO of Proton Intelligence Inc.
    Roman Kozak - Co-founder and CTO at Verdi.
    Arthur Chen - Co-founder & CEO - Verdi.

    IOB Introduction | Are you ready to embark on a journey of innovation and entrepreneurship? Look no further! Innovation Onboard (IOB) is back, and we're thrilled to invite you to our exciting event.

  • September 27, 2023 6:30PM, UBC CHBE 101

    Where to Start with Entrepreneurship?

    Speaker | Chang Han - Lead EiR (Entrepreneur in Residence) at e@UBC.

    Lecture series | Chang Han is an entrepreneur, consultant-investor, and professor, specializing in entrepreneurship, startup growth strategy and market entry. He co-founded 3 currently operating businesses in biotech, international trade for sports performance beverages, and electric mountain bikes, and is also an investor and shareholder for several other startups in urban mining, CPG and tech.

  • October 2023
  • October 19, 2023 6:30PM, UBC CHBE 101

    Innovation and Non-Linear Thinking; Failing Faster, Succeeding Better + Social

    Speaker | Claudio Arato, P.Eng., FEC - CTO-SonoAsh, Provectus: Creating and Mentoring ESG Cleantech Process Innovations for Maximum Value from Solid and Liquid Waste.

    Lecture series | Claudio Arato is a dedicated advocate for cleantech innovation, boasting over 25 years of experience in inventing, developing, and optimizing environmentally friendly technologies. He has made significant contributions to various industries, from cellulosic ethanol to water treatment, and has been recognized with numerous awards for his professional service and innovation. Claudio's passion for invention, process design, and sustainability drives his impactful work, making him an invaluable asset to the field.

  • November 2023
  • November 8, 2023 6:30PM, UBC CHBE 101


    Speaker | Robin Coope - Instrumentation Group Leader at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer.

    Lecture series | Robin Coope PhD PEng, is the Group Leader for Instrumentation at the BC Cancer Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. He has over 25 years of experience in prototyping and early product development. His current work is centered around automated sample handling for genomics and other biomedical assays, as well as medical device projects in orthopaedic trauma and radiation oncology. He also mentors many biomedical engineering students in designing devices and apparatus destined for manufacture at BC Cancer's Joint Engineering Centre. Dr. Coope holds nine patents and two spin-off companies have emerged from the GSC's Instrumentation Group since 2012.

  • November 30, 2023 6:30PM, UBC CHBE 101

    Teaming and Ideation + Social

    Speaker | Angèle Beausoleil Assistant Professor of Teaching, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Sauder Business School.

    Workshop | Join us for an event with Angèle Beausoleil. We'll explore creativity, design-driven innovation, and innovation management. This interactive workshop will help students prepare for the final competition. Don't miss this chance to spark creativity and connect with fellow innovators!

  • December 2023
  • December 7, 2023 6:30PM, UBC CHBE 101

    Intellectual Property

    Speaker | Cynthia Shippman - Industrial Technology Advisor at National Research Council Canada.

    Lecture series | Learn the basics about intellectual property including associated costs, why you need it and why it's important. Learn how to properly read, understand and "go-around" the patent claims. Cynthia, Avigilon's Intellectual Property Manager, brings over 20 years of experience in innovation management, intellectual property strategy, and research. Prior to her role at Avigilon in 2015, she served as an in-house patent agent at SWITCH Materials, UBC's University-Industry Liaison Office, and Gowlings law firm. Cynthia's contributions at UBC led to the founding of several spinoff companies, and she is a recognized IP Discussion Leader, speaker, and Canadian and US-registered Patent Agent.

  • December 15, 2023

    Start Up Idea Competition Application Closes

    Registration | Join us to embark on an exciting journey of innovation, collaboration, and personal growth. This is your opportunity to present your innovative start-up idea and get a chance to win cash prizes. Your team should consist of 1 to 5 members. All applications after the closing date will not be considered.

  • January 2024
  • January 11, 2024 6:30PM, UBC CHBE 101

    Innovation Storytelling and Storyselling - Workshop

    Speaker | Angele Beausoleil - Assistant Professor of Teaching, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Sauder Business School.

    Workshop | Learn the power of storytelling to captivate your audience, drive engagement, and ultimately boost your sales. This interactive workshop will equip you with the skills to harness the magic of storytelling, making your innovation stand out in a crowded market.

  • January 25, 2024 TBD

    Innovation Fair

    Competition - Semifinal | Compete against other teams for the top 5 spots and the chance to pitch before a live panel of judges.

  • February 2024
  • February 1, 2024 6:30PM, UBC CHBE 101

    Pitching Workshop

    Speaker | Darrell Kopke - Executive Director of Creative Destruction Lab-Vancouver at UBC Sauder School of Business, Founder and Chairman at Ædelhard.

    Workshop | Join us for a dynamic 'Pitching Workshop' led by industry expert Darrell Kopke, Executive Director of Creative Destruction Lab-Vancouver at UBC Sauder School of Business, and Founder and Chairman at Ædelhard. In this engaging session, you'll gain valuable insights into the art of pitching, whether it's for your startup, project, or innovative concept. Discover the keys to crafting a compelling pitch that grabs attention and leaves a lasting impression.

  • February 8, 2024

    Final Competition and Reception

    Competition - Finals | Dragons' Den style face-off before a panel of judges. Six come in but only three will be rewarded.


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