Year in review: University helping drive social, economic innovation in time of crisis

Originally published by Joy Johnson in Business in Vancouver. At the close of a very challenging year, it’s important to take stock of the lessons learned during the worst health and economic crisis in living memory. For me, the pandemic has been a powerful reminder of the ways in which our individual destinies are linked…

Women in business leading COVID-19 pandemic projects

Several female-led B.C. businesses are at the forefront of tackling challenges created by COVID-19, including SFU VentureLabs company, Curatio Networks Inc. Read this feature on SFU VentureLabs company, Curatio Networks Inc., originally published in Business in Vancouver. Careteam Technologies Inc. is leading a project that aims to deliver remote monitoring and virtual care to help…

Is COVID-19 ready for RoboMop?

With a line of janitorial robots already commercialized and scrubbing floors three years ago, SFU VentureLabs company, A&K Robotics Inc. had turned its intention to developing a disinfecting prototype robot. Read this feature on VentureLabs company, A&K Robotics, originally published in Business in Vancouver. “The problem was back in 2017, nobody wanted to pay for…

SFU professor’s invention to help recovery of ventilator patients approved for emergency use in U.S.

A Simon Fraser University professor’s invention submitted for patents 13 years ago has been granted approval for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during the COVID-19 pandemic to help wean critically ill patients off ventilators.