From regenerative brain treatment to renewable packaging: Mitacs i2I Skills Training finale showcases the impact of science innovators

May 2, 2023

Dr. Nitzan Letko Khait has taken home top honours at the 2023 Mitacs Invention to Innovation (i2I) Skills Training Final Pitch Competition and received a $5,000 prize from SFU Innovates for her compelling plan for controlled delivery of specialized cells and proteins to promote regeneration of the injured brain in stroke patients.   Dr. Yeling (Yale) Zhu, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, was named the second-prize winner, receiving a $2,500 prize from […]


SFU Beedie founded Invention to Innovation (i2I) program developing scientist innovators for major international collaboration on spinal cord research

Jul 18, 2022

The quest to repair severed spinal cords has brought together the brightest minds from across institutions and disciplines in a spinal cord injury research program, Mend the Gap, that was recently awarded $24 million in government funding from Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF). SFU Beedie’s Invention to Innovation (i2I) program played a key part in landing this funding for Mend the Gap because the training advances research as well as broadening researcher career […]


The Embedding Project garners more international accolades

May 7, 2019

An SFU initiative that helps companies integrate social and environmental factors into their decision making is reaping more acclaim. SFU Beedie’s pioneering Embedding Project, the global sustainability initiative founded and led by SFU Beedie Associate Professor Stephanie Bertels, is being recognized by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the world’s largest business education network. The Embedding Project is housed within SFU Beedie’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, where Bertels is […]


New research finds timing is the key to success for science startups

Feb 8, 2017

Timing is essential when it comes to achieving commercial success for science-based companies according to a new research paper by faculty at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The study, published in leading journal Nature Nanotechnology is part of a broader multi-year project on the global nanobiotechnology industry led by Professor Elicia Maine and Dr. Jon Thomas.


Clean-tech membrane wins SFU science and tech venture pitch competition

Oct 13, 2016

A portable DUI-testing headset, a revolutionary clean tech membrane, and a home diagnostic for chemotherapy patients were just some of the pioneering ventures pitched to a panel of guest judges at SFU’s Invention to Innovation Venture Pitch competition.


How to improve Canada’s record in science innovation

May 4, 2016

SFU Beedie Professor Elicia Maine studies strategies to boost advanced material commercialization. 


The hazards of Confidential Information rules in the workplace

Mar 1, 2016

Research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business reveals that organizations that implement rules governing Confidential Information (CI) can make it difficult for employees to fulfill their roles – resulting in rule breaking or bending.


President’s Faculty Lecture: Elicia Maine on turning scientific invention into innovation

Feb 25, 2016

Canada is punching above its weight in invention – but when it comes to bringing its scientific discoveries to commercial applications, it receives a failing grade on its report card. So what can be done to turn Canada’s burgeoning community of scientists into a prolific community of scientist entrepreneurs?


MBA graduate’s venture delivers healthy snacks across Canada

Oct 26, 2015

It’s late in the afternoon on a busy day in the office, and hunger pangs are beginning to strike. All too often the only answer is to turn to the usual vending machine options that are salted and high in fat in order to satisfy those cravings. After all, healthy snacking choices are few and far between.


Ali Dastmalchian appointed dean of SFU’s Beedie School of Business

Sep 18, 2015

Simon Fraser University has appointed Professor Ali Dastmalchian as dean of the Beedie School of Business, effective January 1, 2016.