The Life Sciences Network for Knowledge Transfer (LinK) … Connect with our research and tech transfer opportunities. Shape research directions of mutual interest and benefit.

Why University of British Columbia (UBC)?

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Excellence in research

  • Life sciences research at UBC is ranked #1 in Canada
  • Interdisciplinary team of over 100 research labs from medicine, sciences, and engineering
  • Hundreds of patents, licensed technologies, and spinoffs

Clinical relevance

  • Life Sciences Institute at UBC is the BC hub for the Personalized Medicine Initiative
  • Single provincial medical and pharmacy schools permit rapid communication to practitioners throughout the province
  • Single payer system in BC leads to an inherent interest in disease prevention and improving efficiencies in healthcare

Favorable policies / leveraged funding opportunities

  • Flexible UBC IP policies
  • Low start-up costs: university spinoffs can continue to operate from research lab
  • Numerous tax credits available to small business in BC
  • Low operating costs & overhead (UBC graduate tuition only $5K, overhead only 25%)
  • Billions of dollars invested by Canadian government in infrastructure, state-of-the-art facilities and operating funding

See sample spinoffs and research highlights.

Download UBC LiNK pdf

Contact Elana Guslitser
Associate Director
Phone: 604-827-8514
office: 1354