The Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) serves as a liaison for VCHRI researchers and external partners, fosters connections, and oversees and manages all aspects of the Biomedical Innovation Hub.
VCHRI collaborates with partners across the life sciences ecosystem to solve problems and advance ideas and technologies with partners including:
- The Academy of Translational Medicine
- UBC School of Biomedical Engineering
- HATCH Accelerator at UBC Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems
Services for Investigators
VCHRI supports members within the VCH research community to connect with industry partners in B.C., and offers services and resources to help showcase:
- research strengths
- major research impacts
- industry services and assets
Services for Industry
Collaboration with industry is at the core of the business development at VCHRI. VCHRI facilitates collaboration with researchers and clinician-scientists on industrial applications, agreements or awards; and can assist with:
- facilitating introductions between industry partners and VCHRI researchers
- finding the appropriate expertise within the VCHRI portfolio
- exploring collaboration opportunities and building successful partnerships
Biomedical Innovation Hub at VCHRI
The Biomedical Innovation Hub offers VCHRI health care startups a space to begin their entrepreneurship journey and grow their companies directly in a hospital setting. The hub is located in the Research Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital in a space that is outfitted with equipment, wetlabs and workspace suitable for design, manufacturing and testing of medical device prototypes.
VCHRI has a broad intellectual property portfolio based on research discoveries in prostate cancer, brain health, cardiovascular health, lung health, bone and joint health, spinal cord injury, immunity and infection, ovarian cancer, medical devices, substance use preventive health, and chronic diseases management. VCHRI Business Development Unit works with the UBC Industry Liaison Office to identify and protect joint intellectual property.
VCHRI Innovation Summary 2010–2020