News & Blog

  • October 15, 2018

    UBC opens new Innovation Hub in downtown Kelowna

    From wearable technology that monitors physical activity to an online rental platform, UBC entrepreneurs showcased their ideas at the opening of the Innovation UBC Kelowna Hub. Located in Kelowna’s Innovation Centre, the downtown facility provides a space for the UBC community to interact with the region’s innovation network.

    “For more than a century, UBC’s discoveries and spin-off comp...

  • October 15, 2018

    Startup Basics | Route 97 Edition

    Have you ever dreamed of building your own company? Well, you can stop dreaming and start doing because The Startup Basics Program is headed to a city near you!

    This fall, We are joining forces with Valley First and MNP to launch a Route 97 Edition of Startup Basics. On November 5th our team will hit the road and visit four Okanagan cities in four days. The purpose of the Rout...

  • October 2, 2018


    The first ever OKGNtech LIVE event will be taking place October 4th and 5th at the Innovation Centre in Kelowna. The purpose of this event is to support and grow our entrepreneurial community and innovation ecosystem. Think of this event as your chance to connect with players from multiple sectors and learn more about our growing community of game changers.


  • September 28, 2018

    Innovating Augmented and Virtual Reality

    UBC Okanagan researchers are developing micro-lens arrays that are changing the scale of augmented and virtual reality equipment.

    Micro-lens arrays involve the fabrication of hundreds or thousands of micro-lenses on a miniature surface measuring less than one-centimetre by one-centimetre.  The lenses share processing power and enable smaller applications like virtual reality goggles to ...