Industrial & Technical Benefits
UBC STAR has helped small to mid-sized firms leverage Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy, which contractually obligates companies awarded defence procurement contracts to undertake business activity in Canada equal to the value of the contracts they have won.
A pioneering transatlantic partnership
BAE Systems and Helios Global Technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2017 to develop applications for liquid armour technology for the defence, sport and automotive sectors. The new protective materials are now being tested at the UBC STAR Impact Research Facility (SIRF) in Kelowna, BC.
Leveraging defence procurement to expand technology development
Textron Systems explains how it has formed an R&D consortia with Helios Global Technologies and UBC’s Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) initiative to explore non-military uses for armourgel technology.