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 Catalyst Centre, we provide programs and services to help commercialize research. 

Catalysts for Change

The Catalyst Centre connects U of G ingenuity to the marketplace, acting as a technology transfer and industrial liaison 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 Catalyst Centre 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 Catalyst Centre 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 Catalyst Centre 

To get in touch with the Catalyst Centre, view their staff list.

Funding options for commercialization of research

The OMAFRA-U of G Partnership 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.