SFU remains Canada’s top university for innovation, rises to first for entrepreneurial spirit in global ranking

Simon Fraser University has ranked once more as Canada’s number one university for innovation and has moved up to number one in the world for entrepreneurial spirit, according to the World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) 2022 rankings. It’s the second consecutive year that SFU has ranked as the top university in Canada, and is the only Canadian university to break into the top 50.

One success story is SFU spinoff company Ionomr Innovations—a clean-tech and advanced materials company that had its first intellectual property (IP) protected through SFU—which recently closed a Series A funding round of more than $15 million. Before this success, Ionomr was supported by nearly every component of the SFU Innovates ecosystem, including: 4D LABS; SFU Beedie School of Business’s Invention to Innovation (i2I) program; The Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship; Coast Capital Venture Connection at SFU; SFU VentureLabs; and SFU’s Technology Licensing Office (TLO).

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