Impact of our research

In addition to the direct results of our research through publications and other means of disseminating information, a number of technologies originating in our laboratory have significant commercial applications and some have been developed into commercially-available products.  The University of British Columbia has an impressive record in transferring technology to society, often by licensing intellectual property and creating spin-off companies. We work closely with the University Industry Liaison Office for these technology transfer activities. In this section, we briefly provide the history behind the development of some of these technologies, and the commercial opportunities or products that have resulted.