Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) launches

October 2014

The STAR research innovation facility opened its doors on the Okanagan campus, allowing industry and university researchers to pool their knowledge to rapidly develop novel technologies for human protection, survivability and performance in extreme or remote conditions. One of the first STAR projects was a collaboration between UBC, Kelowna-based Helios Global Technologies, and Imperial College London (UK) to develop a high-tech helmet that could reduce the risk of concussion in contact sports such as hockey and football.