SBME Propels: Translating Your Innovation (2021-2022)

Discover step by step how to take your ideas from bench to shelf, and bench to bed.

`Register for sessions in this stream below.

*This is an archived page and will no longer be updated as of summer 2022. Visit our current SBME Propels series here.*

SBME would like to sincerely thank our partners, speakers, and attendees for making SBME Propels inaugural year a huge success!
A special thank you to our partners at e@UBC for their extensive support and partnership of the Propels Series.
We look forward to hosting another fantastic lineup of professional development programming this Fall. Please stay tuned for more information on SBME Propels 2022-23 season, all programming updates will be posted here shortly.


Getting Your Ideas into Practice: Session 1

TOPICS: Technology transfer, company creation, knowledge translation/exchange

WHEN: September 22nd | 12-1pm PT


Getting Your Ideas into Practice: Session 2

TOPICS: Panel of researchers who have taken each path

WHEN: October 6th | 12-1pm PT


Commercialization Considerations for Early-Stage Academic Project Design

TOPICS: Engaging commercialization experts early in the research process; protecting your innovation & UBC’s disclosure process; developing a commercialization opportunity based on a research program

WHEN: November 17th | 12-1pm PT


Success Starts with the End in Mind: Human-centered Design & Clinical Applications

TOPICS: Case study of integrating engineering and medicine throughout the research process; clinical needs and applications of technologies in medicine

WHEN: January 12th | 12-1pm PT


  • Babak Shadghan (SBME Associate Faculty, Orthopedics Assistant Professor)
  • Pierre Guy (Professor & Head, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, UBC Department of Orthopaedics)

Success Starts with the End in Mind: Target Market Considerations

TOPICS: Developing a target product profile for your innovation

WHEN: January 26th | 12-1pm PT


Company Creation 101: Part 1

TOPICS: Identifying the problem you seek to address; competitive analysis and market research

WHEN: February 9th | 12-1pm PT


Company Creation 101: Part 2

TOPICS: Pitching Your Compelling Story

WHEN: February 16th | 12-1pm PT


Investing in Innovations

TOPICS: Government funds, Angel investors, VC, corporate partnering/investing; incubators and accelerators

WHEN: March 30th | 12-1pm PT