SFU Innovates is the university's award winning innovation strategy with a mission to engage SFU researchers, staff and students with our communities and partners to solve societal challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship.
SFU is ranked as Canada’s number one university for innovation and is number one in the world for our entrepreneurial spirit, according to the World's Universities with Real Impact (WURI) 2022 rankings. We are also number one in Canada for industrial applications. The WURI rankings measure how universities contribute to society and highlight creative and innovative approaches to university research and education. SFU is acknowledged as a global leader in sustainability. We rank among the world’s top 10 universities for our commitment to sustainable cities and communities, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 Impact Rankings. SFU works with local and global partners to co-develop community-centered climate innovation solutions, together.
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.
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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.
SFU INNOVATES IS BUILT ON Four INTERCONNECTED pillars
Industry and community research partnerships
Bridging the gap to create innovations that benefit society.
SFU's Partnerships Hub (partner with us: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Technology Licensing Office (TLO)
Incubation and acceleration
Transforming ideas made in the classroom, lab and community into ventures that scale.
Coast Capital Venture Connection
Developing a mindset that applies creativity, adaptability and collaboration to solve problems that matter.
Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship
Beedie School of Business Invention to Innovation (i2I) Program
Developing emerging leaders and solutions for a sustainable, just and healthy community.
SFU Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership
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 | Simon Fraser University
Kamaldeep (Kam) Singh Sembi
Director & IP Legal Counsel of the Technology Licensing Office | Simon Fraser University
Director of Entrepreneurship, Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship | Simon Fraser University
Director of Social Innovation, Co-Director of RADIUS | Simon Fraser University
SFU Innovates Director of Technology Readiness & Prototyping, Scientific Director of 4D LABS | Simon Fraser University
Executive Director, SFU VentureLabs | Simon Fraser University