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Sustainable Development Goal 9

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Learn how UVic advanced SDG 9 during 2022:


Number of university spin offs

(since 2000 and still active)


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22

Education & student experience

SDG 9 in action at Co-op and Career
Uvic's Cooperative Education and Careers program logo next to the United Nations Sustainable Development Wheel logo

Discover how Co-op students are addressing SDG 9

Co-op Students of the Year
Profile photo of UVic's student Muskan Hans

Recognizing students who build community and make an impact in the workplace around the world

Example of Alumni start-ups
Photo of UVic's alumn Aaron Fyke and his son sitting in a couch at home in Pasadena

A generation of graduates have infiltrated technology and venture capital around the world

MBA supporting start-ups
Logo of the University of Victoria next to the text: "Gustavson  School of Business, University of Victoria"

MBA students are having sustainable impact with their start-ups


Sustainable farming
Photo of two chocolate bars in the background, with the text: "TREN REPORT 2022. Cacao Origin Relationship Transparency in the Specialty Chocolate Industry"

Innovation in sustainable sourcing practices within the cacao industry

Green structures and materials
Photo of a modern tall building with green vegetation covering its façade

Developing technologies and methods to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and structures

Smart buildings and cities
Logo of the Faculty of Engineering with the UVic Martlet

Developing green, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and urban environments

Industry research partnerships
Photo of a young female scientist holding a microscope sample at a lab

Collaborating with industry and communities in oceans, water and climate

Community & campus operations

Coast Capital Innovation Centre
Logo of the University of Victoria next to the text: 'Coast Capital Innovation Centre"

On-campus venture incubator supporting business concepts from idea to investor ready

Innovation centre at KWENCH
Photo of a young female entrepreneur petting a dog, as she promotes her enterprise producing cricket based dog food. The image is accompanied by the text: Accelerate Innovation at UVic Kwench

Accelerating innovation by bringing together academics, industry and community partners

Invention management
Photo of a female UVic researcher working with samples in a lab

Protecting novel ideas and exploring the best pathways to position innovations into the market

New innovation hub
Photo of the hall of brand new UVic's Innovation Hub showing a decorated wall with symbols allusive to creativity, with the text: "INNOVATION"

A new collaborative workspace for local entrepreneurs, industry and organizations to connect with UVic