SFU Innovates supports the university's vision as Canada’s engaged university by building on our dynamic culture and strengthening our position as Canada’s academic leader in innovation and the world's number one university for entrepreneurial spirit (World's Universities with Real Impact 2022 rankings). By creating and mobilizing knowledge, nurturing partnerships, and harnessing the power of research and innovation, engagement at SFU becomes an instrument for change. We make space for new ideas and innovations to grow.
SFU Innovates is moving ideas into action by:
- Championing the pursuit of innovation;
- Creating a supportive environment that allows for innovation to thrive;
- Facilitating partnerships and relationship building; and
- Providing multi-way paths to navigate innovation opportunities.
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Moving Ideas into Action
SFU Innovates brings together one of the world’s most comprehensive continuums of programming and resources for entrepreneurs and changemakers—from interdisciplinary learning, early stage ideation and venture mentorship, to helping companies scale up. SFU offers programming at every stage of the innovation journey.
Developing a mindset that applies creativity, adaptability and collaboration to solve problems that matter.
Developing emerging leaders and solutions for a sustainable, just and healthy community.
Incubation and acceleration
Transforming ideas made in the classroom, lab and community into ventures that scale.
Industry and community research partnerships
Bridging the gap to create innovations that benefit society.
SFU Innovates Leaders
SFU Innovates is supported by industry, academic, government and community leaders who are passionate about enabling the next generation of changemakers and entrepreneurs.
Vice-President Research and International | Simon Fraser University
Associate Vice-President, Knowledge Mobilization and Innovation (starting July 1, 2022) | Simon Fraser University