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Research Innovation Portal

The Research Innovation Office is working to compile and share resources and materials for faculty, students and staff through our SharePoint platform. Accessible using your University of Guelph single sign-on credentials, this secure platform offers a comprehensive repository of materials, tools, and information tailored to support your journey along the innovation pathway. We encourage you to explore the available content and materials and check back often as we continue to build this resource-rich environment, which is intended to enhance your knowledge and understanding of our processes and support your continued growth and success.

Additional Resources

Below are some additional resources that are publicly available. In the event you are looking for a resource and it is no longer found below, please access the Research Innovation Portal to locate it.

Reporting an Invention

From disclosure to product, our Technology Transfer team can explain how the commercialization process works. The first step is to let us know about your research results!

These forms allow you to provide our team with detailed information about your invention or plant variety/germplasm so that we can support you.

For help with reporting an invention, please contact us.


Catalyzing Partnerships

Our Industry Liaison Team is dedicated to helping you bridge the gap between groundbreaking research and real-world impact. As the catalyst for collaboration, we connect companies with the exceptional minds at the University of Guelph to forge partnerships that transcend boundaries and drive innovation.

Through our endeavors, $31 million has been awarded across 68 projects over the past two years (2021-23.) The results are testimony to the transformative potential of uniting academia and industry. For smoother, swifter collaborations, researchers are encouraged to:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Are you interested in exploring the entrepreneurial potential of your research? 

The New Venture Creation team is here to help you explore business ideas! They represent a group of academics, entrepreneurs and mentors with business experience that can help you on your journey. 

There are several ways you can get involved!

Skills for Research Impact

Skills for Research Impact is a workshop series, typically offered in fall and winter semesters, for faculty, research staff and graduate students interested in enhancing the impact of their research. Through sessions facilitated by impact experts, participants will learn how to successfully plan, execute and evaluate knowledge mobilization (or knowledge translation and transfer) activities. Sessions cover topics key to effective research communications and engagement of non-academic audiences, including policy, industry and community stakeholders.

For additional details and to access registration links please visit the full Skills for Research Impact Page.

Material Transfer and Confidentiality Agreements (NDAs)

The secure exchange of materials and information is crucial. Our Material Transfer Agreements endure the responsible use and transfer of proprietary materials, such as genetic material and cell lines, while our Confidentiality Agreements (NDAs) protect the exchange of sensitive information. For assistance with MTAs and NDAs, the Research Innovation Office is your go-to resource. We're committed to guiding you through every step, ensuring your agreements are suited to your project's needs.