Supporting the Economy Through Innovation

The University of Guelph is a global leader in research related to food, water, human and animal health, the environment and communities. Our innovative, highly productive and entrepreneurial community is dedicated to finding solutions that improve lives. Through the Research Innovation Office, we provide programs and services to help commercialize research. 

Catalysts for Change

The Research Innovation Office connects U of G ingenuity to the marketplace, acting as a technology transfer, industrial liaison, knowledge mobilization and new venture creation office. The centre oversees all aspects of the University's intellectual property (IP) management and technology commercialization activities. It helps faculty, staff and students protect their IP, and evaluate and maximize commercial potential.

Through the Industrial Liaison Program we help businesses access the University's intellectual capital, state-of-the-art labs and research facilities to create strategic partnerships that drive innovation.

The Research Innovation Office contributes to the financial vitality and environmental and social impact of the University of Guelph, and to the community at large.

Promoting and Protecting University Inventors

The Research Innovation Office is dedicated to helping U of G faculty, staff and students maximize the potential of their ideas, inventions and technologies, while protecting their intellectual property (IP). 

Contact the Research Innovation Office 

To get in touch with the Research Innovation Office, view their staff list.

Funding options for commercialization of research

The OMAFRA-U of G Agreement supports near-market research through the Gryphon's LAAIR (Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) Program. To learn more, visit the Gryphon's LAAIR page.